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  • 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.
  • Beale Security Forces uses one shot AI enhancing capabilities

    Airmen form the 9th Security Forces Squadron have begun utilizing a sighting device during training which attaches to their weapon for precise shooting.
  • 372nd TRS Det. 21: Training future U-2 crew chiefs

    The 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and its expeditionary counterparts’ crew chiefs are responsible for launching every U-2 Dragon Lady sortie across the globe. Before all of this, they must complete U-2 crew chief training at the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 21. The detachment, which is attached to the 372nd TRS, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is located at Beale and is the only Mission Ready Airman (MRA) technical school for U-2s in the Air Force.
  • Sacramento area veterans graduate 4 Paws 2 Freedom at Beale

    Sacramento area veterans recently graduated a training program, alongside their four legged friends marking a milestone in their road to recovery. 4 Paws 2 Freedom, a non-profit organization, conducts a six-month program to help train certified services dogs for military veterans, first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and victims of abuse. The first class began at Beale in the fall of 2018.
  • ISR Group at Beale connects Airmen to commercial innovators at Collider Demo

    A new Air Force program is connecting Airmen with startup innovators to solve complex solutions, and Beale is at the forefront.
  • Global Hawk makes historic first landing at RED FLAG Alaska

    An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to Beale Air Force Base, California, landed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska for RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 18-3, Aug. 16, 2018.
  • Innovative 1st RS training provides RQ-4 student pilots valuable flying experience

    Becoming an RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot requires specific training, which is unique to remotely piloted aircraft. This training means new pilots not coming from previous manned platforms often have limited experience in the cockpit of an aircraft. The 1st Reconnaissance Squadron is aiming to increase their level of experience with their new, innovative Aviation Fundamentals Training (AFT) program funded through the Squadron Innovation Fund.
  • CSAF impressed by Team Beale’s initiative, lead on CSAF focus areas

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General David L. Goldfein, recently met with members of Team Beale to receive a first-hand look of the continual progression made to maintain and supply readiness to our air and space superiority Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California.Goldfein’s visit
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