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  • 99th ERS Educate Local Community on U-2 Dragon Lady

    The 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron collaborated with the British-American Committee to educate the local community on the U-2 Dragon Lady while promoting friendship, understanding and mutual support between American military, civilian personnel and the British people among whom they live

  • 99th ERS Honors Fallen Members with a Memorial Flight

    Members of 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., currently deployed to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron (ERS) at RAF Fairford, England, gathered on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 04, 2024, in remembrance of three U.S. Army Soldiers killed in a drone attack on a small U.S.

  • U-2 Soars High at Weapons School

    The U-2 Dragon Lady performed exceptionally while participating as an asset during the capstone event of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School 23-A cycle, May 16 - June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The Air Force Weapons School, also known as the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC), trains weapons

  • U-2 Federal Lab achieves flight with Kubernetes

    The U-2 Federal Laboratory successfully leveraged Kubernetes during a local training sortie on a U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, California, on September 22. This represents the first time Kubernetes has flown on an operational major weapon system in

  • U-2 Federal Lab Achieves Flight with Kubernetes

    The U-2 Federal Laboratory successfully leveraged Kubernetes during a local training sortie on a U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, California, on September 22. This represents the first time Kubernetes has flown on an operational major weapon system in

  • Training the Nation's Future Fleet of U-2 Pilots

    History was made July 31, 2020 when U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Jonathan Huggins, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 instructor, became the first civilian instructor in the U-2 program to fly solo.Huggins retired on Sep. 26, 2014 and has served as a U-2 pilot instructor for 15 of the 18 years he’s

  • Keeping Airmen Healthy While the Mission Keeps Going

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 can spread through small droplets released when an infected person coughs or exhales. These droplets land on surfaces around a person and put other people at risk of getting infected. To prevent the spreading of COVID-19, Airmen are