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  • AFSOUTH leadership recognizes critical support from Beale Intelligence Airmen

    The 12th Air Force Commander and Command Chief recently visited Recce Town to engage with intelligence Airmen and discuss the critical support provided to the Southern Hemisphere from the Distributed Ground Station-2 (DGS-2) located here.
  • Beale's K-9, EOD flights conduct collaborative training

    The missions found on Beale vary widely, from high altitude intelligence, to aerial refueling, and also to space detection and observance. It’s only through the cooperation amongst these missions, and Airmen, that they can continue upholding national security.
  • ACC commander visits Beale

    Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing for a mission, Airmen, and capabilities immersion at Beale Air Force Base, Dec. 3, 2020. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is responsible for providing national and theater command authorities with timely, reliable, high-quality, high-altitude reconnaissance that influence surveillance and intelligence product and capabilities on a global scale. Gen Kelly also toured The U-2 Federal Laborator, and the 9th Security Forces Squadron where he coined an Airmen for her superior performance and recent achievements. The U-2 Federal Laboratory is the first of its kind in the Department of Defense, offering a small team of experts tackling challenges through creation, development, acquisition, and testing of new technologies with the purpose of shaping how the service maintains an advantage over near peers and adversaries.
  • A-Staff Inauguration

    On Aug. 28, 2020 the 9th RW begins the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) phase of reorganization. This historic moment will give A-Staff directors a chance to operate in their new roles, while groups officially stand down.
  • 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 been flying the U-2 as an active duty pilot.
  • Wildfire training turns to trial

    Northern California is an area prone to wildfires, which poses a hazard to both Recce Town’s members and assets. To combat this threat, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s (CES) Fire Department organized training with wildland fire experts May 29, 2020.  During the training, the firefighters were put to the test.
  • Making history, reserve pilot flies the U-2 for the first time

    For the first time in Air Force history and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, reservist Maj. Jeffrey Anderson, 99th Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, qualified to fly the U-2 Dragon Lady.
  • U-2 Phase Maintenance

    The U-2 Dragon lady is vital to the mission globally and in order to keep the mission going the plane needs to be maintained, to do that, Airmen from the 9th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) deconstruct the plane during phase maintenance.
  • How Recce Town’s Laboratory professionals are helping in the fight against COVID-19

    The impact that Recce Laboratory professionals provide to Beale and its communities cannot be understated, especially during a pandemic where rapid test results can directly impact the spread. It takes a lot to get an Airman trained in all of the functions within the Lab, said Tech. Sgt. Michael LaMonica, 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron (HCOS) Diagnostics and Therapeutics flight chief.
  • Beale Airman Helps Feed the Children

    To keep children safe from the pandemic, schools across the U.S. have shut down. This has caused a problem for families who rely on school lunches to keep their children fed. To combat this issue many school districts are preparing lunches for students.
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