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Beale AFB, CA
Beale AFB, CA 95903 | Base Operator: DSN 368-1110, 530-634-1110
Beale AFB: Overview
Beale AFB is the proud home of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) of the Air Combat Command. The mission of this unit is to deliver high altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, deploying warrior Airmen, and employing state-of-the-art technology to increase the capability of our joint partners. In order to the 9 RW to effectively accomplish its mission objectives, it requires the use of the best high altitude reconnaissance aircraft in the world. These airframes are the U-2 and RQ-4. The U-2, nicknamed the “Dragon Lady,” has been in service since the 1950’s and is capable of operating at 70,000 feet. The RQ-4, which is better known as the Global Hawk, is an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft and has been in service since the late 1990’s.
Beale AFB: Education
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Beale AFB: Location
Beale AFB is located in beautiful rolling hills of northern California just outside the town of Linda. Other towns in the vicinity include Marysville and Yuba City, which are about 10 miles to the west. The capital of California, Sacramento, is about 40 miles south, and the city of San Francisco is positioned approximately 140 miles south of Beale AFB. The base takes up about 23,000 acres of the Greater Sacramento Valley, which is in Yuba County.
Beale AFB: Interesting Facts
For more information about Beale AFB, please visit www.beale.af.mil.