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  • ISR Airman highlighted in Portraits in Courage

    Senior Airman Chanise Epps, photographer for the 9th Intelligence Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., is one of 18 Airmen featured in the latest series of Portraits in Courage.Epps' story of 'bravery' and 'daring' is the stuff of an action-adventure film, except her weapon was a camera instead

  • Beale Day opens doors to key community leaders

    More than 50 civic leaders from surrounding communities, including mayors, business leaders and and Beale Military Liaison Committee members, toured the base during Beale Day Oct. 14.The community relations event, tailored for the civic leaders, introduced key elements of Beale's mission to showcase

  • Pirate themed Hearts Apart brings spouses of deployed together

    Pirate themed decorations lined the tables and children were encouraged to wear outfits portraying pirate characters for the Hearts Apart Dinner at the Contrails Inn Dinning Facility Oct. 13.The Airmen Family and Readiness Center together with Beale's first sergeants hosted the Hearts Apart Dinner

  • Air Force Combat Ammunition School celebrates 25 years

    The Department of Defense's only Combat Ammunition School celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the schoolhouse here Sept. 16.During the celebration the AFCOMAC building was dedicated the Marquez Academic Hall in honor of (ret.) Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez, who started the school."This building was chosen to

  • Beale says goodbye to gate contractors

    The contracting company TWC Inc. that has been manning Beale's gates since January 2005 were replaced temporarily by 9th Security Forces Squadron Defenders as of Sept. 30.It is the Air Force's intent to transition to a civilian patrol force, which will provide constant professional installation

  • 'Lt. Dan' flies high

    Even though he has been a strong military supporter and philanthropist, most remember Gary Sinise by his award-winning role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, who he played in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump."The Blue Island, Ill., native visited Team Beale June 6-9 to document the capabilities of the U-2 Dragon

  • Air Force announces MC-12 basing decision

    The Department of the Air Force has announced Beale Air Force Base will be the base for the MC-12W "Liberty" aircraft. The announcement comes following the completion of an environmental assessment that concluded with a finding of no significant impact, clearing the way for the final decision to

  • Luncheon celebrates African-American Black History Month

    The 2011 African-American Black History Month luncheon was held Feb. 24 at the Community Activities Center.This year's theme, African-Americans and the Civil War, focused on the trials and hardships faced by slaves and black military members during the mid 1800s.Judge Vance Raye, presiding judge for

  • 9th RW Safety office wows ACC inspectors

    The 9th Reconnaissance Wing Safety Office was awarded an 'outstanding' rating Jan. 28 following the ACC Directorate of Safety, Program Management Evaluation by ACC's Safety PME TeamThe six-member team scoured every aspect of flight, ground and weapons safety and happily labeled their findings with