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  • "No one knows why I didn't die"

    Resolve is the capability to get knocked down and get back up again. Life, especially a military one, has a tendency to challenge people, making this a crucial trait. An example of incredible resolve is Senior Airman Jennifer Carrier, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Detachment 1 unit deployment manager. The first notable demonstration of her strength came just before she was to join the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Specialists, Keeping Pilots Safe

    Before a plane takes off, pilots need to make sure they are set with the equipment necessary for any situation. 9th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialists are responsible for ensuring pilots have the lifesaving tools needed to avoid a potentially devastating scenario.
  • No Margin For Error

    When a plane goes down, an ejection seat keeps pilots from going down with it. Ejecting from an ejection seat is not something a pilot wants to do, but it is something they have to do in case of an emergency where everything else in an aircraft fails. It is their last chance at survival, and their lives rest on the hands of aircrew egress system specialists.
  • 9th MXS AGE Flight, Essential to Providing Superior Reconnaissance

    Delivering superior reconnaissance capability in support of national objectives is one of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s main priorities. To accomplish this mission Beale is equipped with reconnaissance aircraft; the U-2 Dragon Lady, the RQ-4 Global Hawk, and aircraft that keep U-2 pilots proficient, like the T-38 Talon. Everyone plays a part in keeping these aircraft in the air, but it all starts on the ground with the 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment (AGE) flight.
  • Beale instructor gives back life changing mentorship to young Airmen

    In the U.S. Air Force, personal and professional development is something that many Airmen strive for. To obtain this self-improvement, some Airmen require mentorship. Staff Sgt. Justin Johnson takes what he learned from a mentor years ago and passes that knowledge to Airmen at Recce Town.
  • Windshield Damage On The Road

    Many people have expressed concern about the truck drivers on the road around Beale and how the gravel they carry damage the roads and windshields. Beale partnered with Western Aggregates Company to find a solution on how we can help the community.Beale compiled reports about damage sustained to vehicles from rock trucks. The following is data was
  • 9th CS Cybersecurity Airmen discuss security’s importance

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity is a critical component to mission success, which everyone in the chain of command has a responsibility to maintain. The 9th CS Cybersecurity office uses this month to highlight the importance of cybersecurity.Cybersecurity awareness month is an opportunity for Airmen to be reminded
  • POL and tankers practice for mission effectiveness

    At an installation that houses the U-2 Dragon Lady, T-38 Talons and KC-135 Stratotankers the 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) flight Airmen stay busy and must be ready at a moment’s notice.
  • ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, visited Beale Air Force Base Sept. 4 to 6. During the visit, Holmes was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. He worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady.
  • Reconnaissance deployment readiness at a moment’s notice

    It happens every day, an Airmen needs to deploy around the world at a moment’s notice. The 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Deployment Readiness Cell powers through any challenge getting them out the door rapidly and onto the front step of Combatant Commanders.
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