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  • Total Force Integration: 9th LRS, 940th reservist fuels Beale

    The 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) flight works to ensure the mission at Beale maintains a steady rate. The 9th LRS POL runs 24-hour operations to ensure the 9th Reconnaissance Wing's inventory of U-2 Dragon Ladies, RQ-4 Global Hawks and T-38 Talons receive fuel needed to execute the mission. In addition, they support the 940th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135s Stratotanker.
  • Innovative 1st RS training provides RQ-4 student pilots valuable flying experience

    Becoming an RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot requires specific training, that is unique to remotely piloted aircraft. This training means new pilots not coming from previous manned platforms often have limited experience in the cockpit of an aircraft. The 1st Reconnaissance Squadron is aiming to increase their level of experience with their new, innovative Aviation Fundamentals Training (AFT) program funded through the Squadron Innovation Fund.
  • 9th MXS AGE flight vital to reconnaissance operations

    High-altitude reconnaissance reaching 60,000 feet from the U-2 Dragon Lady and RQ-4 Global Hawk is the focus and mission of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. As high as they can fly, their mission begins on the ground, and that starts with the 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment flight.
  • Build them up, break them down: 9th MUNS AFCOMAC’s warfighting contributions

    Warheads on foreheads is a common expression heard across the Air Force, but without all of the skill and expertise of ammo Airmen throughout the career field dropping munitions on our enemies wouldn’t be possible. Maintaining proficiency in their craft is important, which is why all ammo troops in the process of obtaining their seven- and nine-level skill upgrades visit the Air Force Combat Ammunition Center administered by the 9th Munitions Squadron at Beale Air Force Base.
  • Optimizing Airman Performance: Beale initiates Task Force True North

    Recently, Beale Air Force Base and three other installations were selected to test an initiative called Task Force True North (TFTN), which is a program to increase the mental, emotional and spiritual capacity of the force by anticipating and meeting our Airmen and their families’ need to respond to, and thrive during the challenges of life.The
  • Beale Airmen, Stanford Design School professors collaborate to inspire creative thinking, innovation

    More than two dozen Airmen walked into the conference room and were greeted by their instructors-- three Stanford University Design School professors. In eager anticipation, they took their seats at various tables. Each table had an assortment of scratch paper, sticky notes, pens and pencils—essentials for brainstorming and creative thinking.
  • CSAF impressed by Team Beale’s initiative, lead on CSAF focus areas

    The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General David L. Goldfein, recently met with members of Team Beale to receive a first-hand look of the continual progression made to maintain and supply readiness to our air and space superiority Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California.Goldfein’s visit included a display of the persistent
  • Global U-2 flying operations not impacted by recent crash

    Flying operations worldwide for the U-2 Dragon Lady have not been impacted as a result of a recent crash here on September 20, 2016. The demand signal for the U-2 to continue supporting combatant commanders and meet national security objectives has not diminished. The aircraft continues to be flown by highly trained pilots globally
  • Bergdorf: Odyssey of an Airman

    The calmness prior to an engagement with enemy combatants resembles the calmness before a storm. The air is still and sounds are quiet, life is bliss and then in a moments instance muzzle flashes erupt, bullets are whistling by your head and rocket-propelled-grenades are exploding. Chaos engulfs around you, but in this moment years of training and heightened senses take over and one goal consumes your thoughts. How do I keep everyone safe?
  • Beale provides cautionary driving instruction for Airmen

    Beale's safety office spread awareness of the dangers of distracted driving to the base populace with the assistance of the Arrive Alive Tour March 28-29, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California.The Arrive Alive Tour provided a demonstration, which gave Airmen the opportunity to experience the realistic effects of driving under the influence, and
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