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  • Beale AFB says farewell to the RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30

    Since October 2004, the RQ-4 Global Hawk nested and flocked the airspace at Beale. However, the final RQ-4 Global Hawk assigned to the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron departed on July 7.The RQ-4 Block 30, the most recent model to reside here, was divested from the U.S. Air Force as part of a plan to

  • Maintenance Airmen work together to bring Global Hawk back to the fight

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In August of 2016 an RQ-4 Global Hawk from Beale suffered a catastrophic fault in its oil system during a mission. The aircrew acted decisively to safely remotely-pilot the aircraft to Edwards Air Force Base, California. Last month, a group of maintenance Airmen from

  • Global Hawk travels to Robins for refurbishment

    An RQ-4 Global Hawk flew to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, on May 23, 2017 from Beale to receive a new, organic paint refurbishment. It marks the first time an unmanned aerial vehicle of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex and gone through airframe restoration.