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  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing and 55th Wing Conduct Dragon Flag EAST Exercise

    Approximately 60 Airmen and 1 U-2S Dragon Lady from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., repositioned to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, to further develop the wing’s readiness capabilities via Dragon Flag EAST, Mar. 25. In accordance with the National Defense Strategy, this

  • The ISR Mission

    Semper Paratus, Latin for “always ready,” makes up the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s mantra. The 9th RW at Beale AFB is one of twelve units in the Sixteenth Air Force that falls under Air Combat Command. The mission here is to deliver persistent, integrated reconnaissance to the nation, largely in part

  • Wingman Anonymous

    Beale Airmen put down their cell phones and embraced the power of face-to-face contact during the inaugural Beale Social on Feb. 27, 2023. Over 50 Airmen, E-1 to E-4, from various units met at the Recce Point Club to participate in this social event. Upon arrival, they turned in their phones and

  • Honorary Commander Program

    The long awaited honorary commander program is back in full swing after a 3-year postponement. The honorary commander program creates an opportunity for Beale Air Force Base to build lasting relationships with the local community and educate community leaders about the missions of Beale AFB and the

  • Beale Airmen bring life to the dragon of Maryville’s 143rd Bok Kai Parade

    The cold air sweeping through the overcast day, Feb. 25, did little to dissuade the crowds gathered to celebrate the 143rd Bok Kai parade, California’s oldest continuously held parade.The parade is held each year to honor Bok Eye, the Chinese Water God said to protect Marysville from flooding. It

  • AFCOMAC: Building Teamwork, and Bombs

    “Bombs away” has a nice ring to it, but the thrilling descent of high explosives requires a lot more than just the push of a button.A total of 77 ammunition troops from around the Air Force traveled to Beale to attend the Air Force Combat Ammunition Center class 23-003.

  • The Chittoms: 25 Years Later and We Still Try to Eat Lunch Together.

    After four children, seven assignments, and nearly 60 years of combined military service, Chief Master Sgt. Esmeralda Chittom, 9th Operations Group senior enlisted leader, and Chief Master Sgt. Bobby Chittom, 9th Maintenance Group senior enlisted leader, explain how they navigated the military as a

  • IST Program

    Do you have what it takes to fly 70,000 feet? The U-2 Dragon Lady pilot program is a competitive program that takes pilots from different aircraft platforms and even different service branches into consideration. Members from different service branches can qualify through the Interservice Transfer

  • Beale Airmen Launch ACC Minority Outreach Initiative

    In 1929, Lt. Gen. Elwood R. Quesada set a sustained inflight refueling record by flying six continuous days over Los Angeles, California. Today, Quesada’s trailblazing legacy inspires Beale Airmen as they introduce students from underrepresented communities to STEM and pilot careers within the Air