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Stanford University students tour Beale Air Force Base as a part of the university's Hacking for Defense partnership. Stanford H4D students tour Beale, gain valuable insight
The 9th Intelligence Squadron hosted a four-person team from Stanford University’s Hacking 4 Defense class, Apr. 20, 2018. The non-profit organization, H4D’s purpose is to generate problem-solving cooperation between academia and the Department of Defense. This specific team’s goal is to help the Air Force through the continuous improvement processes associated with the conversion of traditional film for use on a digital platform associated with the aerial imagery process, exploitation and dissemination from the Optical Bar Camera that flies on the U-2 aircraft.
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Inspired by the Hack-A-Thons of Silicon Valley, the Prod-A-Thon is a new competition designed to challenge the way Airmen analyze field intelligence. Competition Empowers Intelligence Airmen
Inspired by the Hack-A-Thons of Silicon Valley, the Prod-A-Thon is a new competition designed to challenge the way Airmen analyze field intelligence.
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Staff Sgt. Charlie Hemstock, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, connects a hose to the U-2 Dragon Lady meant to pump cool air to the electronics to keep it from overheating while grounded at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 20, 2017. Maintaining the serviceability of the U-2 ensures Beal’s readiness for worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Justin Parsons/released)

Launch and recovery
Crew Chiefs from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform daily maintenance on the U-2 Dragon Lady, which helps ensure the aircraft is ready to perform worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. These Airman also play a critical role in the launch and recovery process of the U-2 during the missions life cycle.
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Master Sgt. Alex, 12th Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, poses for a photo in front of a RQ-4 Global Hawk June 21, 2017 at Beale Air Force Base, California. Alex was previously a sensor operator on the RQ-4 who was stationed at Beale before going through all of the training to become a remotely piloted aircraft pilot. He has returned to Beale to finish his training to become an enlisted pilot and fly the RQ-4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco) 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.
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The 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group leadership prepare to cut the ribbon for the opening of the Operational Health Unit at Beale Air Force Base, California Feb. 23, 2017. The mission of the unit is to take care of acute or new problems so Airmen can either get back to work quickly or get back home as soon as possible to recuperate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley L. Gardner/ Released) ART Provides First Line Healthcare to 548th ISRG Airmen
To help the warfighter working random shifts at odd hours, the group has established an acute care clinic enabling an avenue to supplement the medical needs of Airmen assigned to Distributed Ground Site 2. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 23 which allowed the group to showcase the next step in improving the quality of life for Airmen assigned to DGS 2. The event celebrated the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Wing’s first Operational Health Unit, which provides medical personnel and an exam room located in the Airmen’s immediate work area for ease of access.
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