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  • "...Catch that pesky tail of mine..."

    My name is Tarzan and I am a five year old Belgian Malinois. I am a military working dog assigned to the 9th Security Forces Squadron here at Beale. I recently returned from my first deployment where I was stationed in Southwest Asia. While deployed my daily duties included base security checks,

  • “...I wanted to pay it forward…”

    “I was born in Vietnam and when I was three my family moved to the United States. I was the youngest of seven siblings, so I grew up with a lot of mentors in my life. My biggest mentor was my dad. He was a very selfless, hardworking guy who was always trying to help people out. He instilled the

  • “...Having a piece of nature on base is good for everyone…”

    “I grew up in a small farming town so I have always been interested in biology and the outdoors. I was always playing outside in the grass and trying to catch wildlife. When I got older I became interested in music and actually played bass in a metal band for a while. However, I always had the drive

  • “…I want to do everything I can…”

    "I've been the noncommissioned officer in charge of the community partnership office since last October, meaning I am responsible for ensuring Airmen have plenty of events to attend on and off base. It's an experimental job title Beale has been assigned to test and I am the third person at this base

  • “…I conquered a fear today…”

    “I saw a flier advertising the blood drive and thought about how it’s been on my bucket list to donate blood. I’ve always been terrified of needles, but life is about getting over your fears and overcoming obstacles. Plus, I potentially helped someone by giving blood since you can only get it from

  • “...I hadn’t been around death or funerals…”

    “Honor guard performs colors for various events, but our main priority is recognizing those who have passed away by serving as pallbearers at their funerals. Being a pallbearer can be very difficult and saddening. I hadn’t been around death or funerals very much before, but at the end when you hand

  • “…Every day is an adventure…”

    “I care for 2-year-olds at the base’s Child Development Center. I love working with children because every day is an adventure. The children are constantly doing new things and learning new skills. We ensure the children are safe and work towards developing their individual needs. The kids get to

  • “…It’s a completely different world here…”

    “I’ve been in Public Affairs for about six years and I’ve been at Beale for a good six months. When I was in tech school they told me about this place and I dreaded it. I had no film processing experience whatsoever before I came to Beale, but then I ended up getting assigned here and I’ve been

  • "...We might see someone who is struggling..."

    "While stationed in Alaska, Ifelt isolated and stuck in a rut, but then someone reached out to me and mademe feel welcome. If it wasn't for them, I may have made the mistake of gettingout of the Air Force. This is my second year as a Green Dot coordinator. Theprogram focuses on prevention of sexual

  • "...I was able to settle down and plant my roots..."

    "The Air Force sent me to Bealeas my first duty station. I've been lucky enough to stay here my whole careerand I was able to settle down and plant my roots. My husband and I are veryoutdoorsy so this area is perfect for us. The big differences between Marylandand California are no humidity and not