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  • 372nd TRS Det. 21: Training future U-2 crew chiefs

    The 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and its expeditionary counterparts’ crew chiefs are responsible for launching every U-2 Dragon Lady sortie across the globe. Before all of this, they must complete U-2 crew chief training at the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 21.
  • 9th MXS propulsion shop essential to dragon’s roar

    The unmistakable roar of the U-2 Dragon Lady during takeoff and its vertical ascent can be heard far and wide across Beale just about every day of the week.
  • Beale Lake Passage Project enhances partnership with California U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

    Through the collaboration of the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Beale Lake was surveyed for removal of its dam, a move that could help fall-run Chinook salmon and endangered steelhead migrate further upstream to a good spawning and rearing habitat.
  • 9th CES fire department extinguishes fire

    The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters responded to a fire near the Rod and Gun club July 18, 2019. The firefighters train regularly to battle wildland fires, which occur on and off base.
  • Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

    The Blackbird Maintainers group and a team of Beale volunteers took the time July 12, 2019 to wash the SR-71 Blackbird static display on base. This aircraft has a special place in our and the nation's history. It called Beale home from January 1966 to January 1990.
  • One Stop Shop, for career transitions at Beale

    Finding a job can be stressful for anyone. It can be especially stressful for an active duty member separating from the military, or a dependent who is relocating.
  • ACC Global Hawk training detachment transcends

    A recent shift of control over the RQ-4 Global Hawk has been implemented within the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 2. As of June 2019, the 69th RG transformed into the 319th Operations Group Det. 2. Even though the name changed, their mission stays the same supporting national objectives.
  • Recce Town offers maintainer for a day

    Airmen from various career fields now have a chance to learn about how their impact and mission comes together to make the bigger picture with maintainers.
  • Releasing the Dragon: 9th AMXS maintainers’ U-2 launch operations

    Recce Town's maintainers are always hard at work making sure our pilots can fly whenever needed. They play an essential role in delivering world-wide reconnaissance. Wherever U-2s are flying, it is because maintainers made it possible.
  • Ruffin’ it Recce style

    Ever since spring mom has talked about how we are going to do these things called hiking and camping in the summer. Then one day I saw her pulling all sorts of gear out of the garage and packing our car with things I’d never seen before; like tents, sleeping bags, and a cooler. After she was done packing she opened up the door and said, “Alright Myla, let’s hit the road!”
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