Maintenance beyond the aircraft

  • Published
  • By Airman Tristan D. Viglianco
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
Airmen from the 9th Physiological Support Squadron perform daily maintenance on full pressure suits, which U-2 Dragon Lady pilots wear during their high-altitude flights. The maintenance ensures U-2 pilots are safe when they encounter the conditions of near-space flight.  The maintenance of full pressure suits is a necessary step to ensure Beale completes its high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance mission.