Maintenance beyond the aircraft
By Airman Tristan D. Viglianco, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 07, 2016
BEALE AIR FORCE, Calif. --
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.