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  • One of our newest members of the Beale family

    Being new can be a challenge, but for Airman 1st Class Bobby Gardner, 9th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, joining the Air Force has not let anything hinder his passion of being a firefighter.Coming from Jackson, Mississippi, Gardner has made plans to go to school and make firefighting a

  • Presidential Visit

    President Donald J. Trump stopped at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 17, 2018, before heading to Butte County to see the destruction caused by the Camp Fire.President Trump met with Col. Andrew M. Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, to talk about current situations before he seen the

  • Innovation Lab experiments with AI and EPRs

    The 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group is using Airmen’s initiative and a creative space to work with artificial intelligence and experiment with having a computer system write Enlisted Performance Reports.Completing annual performance reports in the Air Force is typically a

  • Aircrew egress: Giving pilots peace of mind

    Ejecting from an aircraft isn’t anything a pilot wants to do, but in the case of an emergency they may have to. Thankfully, the U-2 Dragon Lady and the T-38 Talon are equipped with ejection seats which allow Beale’s pilots to exit at a moment’s notice. The ejection seats are so vital to pilot

  • Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17

    Looking across the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during previous Northern Edge exercises one would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., made its presence known for the first time at

  • Beale stands against sexual assault during SAAPM

    This April marks the 16th annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. To bring attention to this matter, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program held a 5K Teal Run on April 7.Arthur Littler, 9th Reconnaissance Wing victim advocate, spoke on the significance of the Teal Run that

  • RQ-4 pilots act decisively to save aircraft

    Being separated by hundreds, or even thousands of miles from your aircraft is an experience unique to the remotely piloted aircraft community. When something malfunctions in the air it requires a special set of skills to overcome, which is exactly what two RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots used in August of