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  • Mustache season takes upper lips, Beale by storm

    They're popping up everywhere; some as a scraggly wisp of hair on the upper lip and some full and bushy, boldly decorating the face of its proud owner, and one knows - its mustache season. Until the end of the month, Beale members are participating, some with less success than others, in the tradition known as March Mustache Madness. Part contest,
  • Not just a hobby; a lifestyle

    "If it walks, crawls, swims, or flies, it dies!" reads the bug guard attached to the front of Master Sgt. Chad Hepner's muddy truck.This saying is what the 9th Medical Group first sergeant tries his best to live by. He hunts so much that his family hasn't bought a cut of meat from a grocery store in 19 years."Hunting for me isn't just a hobby, it's
  • Beale EOD stays proficient on unlevel terrain

    The best way to deal with an improvised explosive device or an unexploded piece of ordnance is to blow it up in a controlled fashion. But what if that device is deep in a well, cave or underground irrigation system which can't be compromised by an explosion?The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal flight here stays proficient in
  • Arming the fight

    The 9th Security Forces Squadron armorers are tasked with the duty arming and disarming the law enforcement and security patrols that keep Beale safe. Security forces personnel must draw their weapons from the armory prior to assuming post, a process of weapon exchange from armory to Airmen."The armory's main mission is to house and issue the tools
  • Rising to the top: Airmen, NCO organization builds leaders

    Beale's Rising 6 organization is becoming a well known force around the base, supporting events like the Annual Awards Dinner and holding Airman Professional Military Education boot camps. "The Rising 6 organization is dedicated to providing the framework to help build our future leaders here at Beale through the promotion of professional and
  • Marches prepare dogs, handlers for worldwide mission

    Although the trainers at the 9th Security Forces Squadron military working dog flight say their dogs' teeth are its most important weapon, they must keep all parts of these animals body's fit to fight and their skills sharp. By going on long ruck marches across base and training together outside their kennels, these teams prepare for their mission
  • Staying legal this voting season

    With the presidential primaries lurking around the corner, there are a few things Airmen must remember during this upcoming political season.When joining the military or becoming a federal employee, it is done so with the knowledge this decision comes with some sacrifice."Everyone is encouraged to exercise their right to vote," said Sean DeMallie,
  • Communications Airmen make small differences in a big way

    In modern warfare, keeping good communication moving up and down the line can be critical to keeping Beale's 24/7 missions operating smoothly. A team of experts with the 9th Communications Squadron provides service to customers with communication problems and requirements -- often being the one-stop shop to get the right people on the job to fix
  • Display memorializes Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

    As the sun rose over the barn red walls and freshly laid gravel, slight wind through the new memorial sent 6,297 dog tags swinging, creating a low chiming sound. A crowd of spectators stepped back from thousands of reflections created by the tags, each representing a service member who has lost their life during the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • Wounded warrior program cares for injured Airmen

    When his convoy was hit Sept. 15, 2009 by an Explosively Formed Penetrator blast, .50 cal gunner Staff Sgt. Phillip Newlyn would be taken back to his Forward Operating Base in Baghdad, Iraq, then medavaced to Balad Air Base before being transported to Landstuhl, Germany and onward to Walter Reed Medical Hospital, Md. There, Newlyn would spend the