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  • USAF Officer’s Passion Rooted Life-Long Values

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- As the night sky blankets overhead, the lights come on. The loud roaring sound of two sides trying to best each other can be heard from a distance. And for a brief moment, anxiety riddles and rattles through the bodies of each team until the opening kickoff sails down field. After that, it comes down to which
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • How one tower helps support Beale’s intel community

    Cooperation is innately difficult for humans, whether that be two siblings agreeing on a TV show to watch or a group of people deciding on a creative endeavor. This is no different in the U.S. Air Force—cooperation is key to success but difficult to manage. One of Beale’s tenant units, the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG), manages this very well, integrating so much of what they do with other missions here. An example of this was the recent implementation of a new Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) asset.
  • Beale, Local Fire Agencies contain Intanko Fire

    On June 8, 2021, Airmen and families on Beale Air Force Base were struck with a real-world notification, directing residents to evacuate due to an approaching wildfire.
  • Wildfire forces evacuation of on-base housing

    A wildfire impacting the installation began at approximately 2:30 p.m. resulting in a partial evacuation of base housing. At this time, the base fire department is on scene with the assistance of Cal Fire and other local fire departments, and the fire has been contained. There are no structural damages of on-base facilities at this time.
  • Honoring Memorial Day

    Happy Memorial Day! Today, we honor and remember those who sacrificed their lives keeping our nation safe.
  • Beale Fire Department, Wildland Support Module set to conduct prescribed burns

    The Beale Fire Department and on-base Wildland Support Module will be conducting prescribed burns on base between May 27 and June 11. Approximately, 3,255 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled to take place between these dates with the most significant prescriptive burn occurring on June 5. During this burn, 2,175 acres will be targeted and
  • The buzz around base

    The environmental section of the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron here at Beale Air Force Base, California, plays an important role in keeping the environment safe. A prime example of this is Blaze Baker and his bees. Blaze Baker, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron installation management flight chief, took the initiative in saving the bees here on base.
  • Risk vs reward

    As the weather improves, there’s no surprise that many of our Airmen who ride motorcycles have been out more. Therefore, it’s crucial to remember the importance of motorcycle safety while riding. In April 2021, two Airmen from Travis Air Force Base lost their lives because of a motorcycle accident. Both of these accidents were caused by the other drivers, not the motorcycle riders. Furthermore, the Department of the Air Force has experienced 15 motorcycle related deaths since March 1, 2020, making motorcycle training more valuable than ever.
  • Beale hosts post-blast training with FBI and local law enforcement

    The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted a training event with the FBI and several local law enforcement agencies May 5, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, California. “The training was a very high level coverage of explosives, what they do and more importantly how we would cover a scene if a vehicle was detonated,” said Special Agent Lee Witkowski, FBI bomb technician team leader. “This includes how we would collect evidence, the things we need to think about on approach to the scene and how bomb technicians would work alongside CSI.”
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