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  • Using science to stay ahead of the weather

    In order to keep the mission going, weather flight Airmen assigned to the 9th Operational Support Squadron propel the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s operations through discipline and attention to detail of the skies.

  • Flying High: Enlisted Pilots’ integral role in 12th RS

    In 2017, the Enlisted Pilot Initial Class (EPIC) consisting of 12 enlisted Airmen became the first enlisted pilots since 1942 to fly operational sorties. These highly qualified pilots were assigned to the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale and the 348th RS at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North

  • Beale’s 12th RS begins Companion Trainer Program

    The 12th Reconnaissance Squadron began a Companion Trainer Program (CTP) at the Yuba County Airport in Olivehurst, California Aug. 27, 2018.The CTP is a new program funded through the Squadron Innovation Fund where 12th RS RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots fly manned aircraft with the help of the Beale Aero

  • Enlisted pilots complete check ride

    The first group of enlisted pilots recently completed their initial check rides in the basic qualification training for the RQ-4 Global Hawk.

  • Enlisted soar to new heights

    Due to a shortage of pilots and an increased demand for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, the Air Force had to innovate and called upon enlisted Airmen to help supplement the number of pilots needed to meet our ISR demands by becoming remotely piloted aircraft pilots.