Beale Air Force Base (BAB) Yuba County (CA)

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General Information

Beale Air Force Base (Beale AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Marysville, California.

The host unit at Beale is the 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) assigned to the Air Combat Command and part of Twelfth Air Force. The 9 RW collects intelligence essential for Presidential and Congressional decisions critical to the national defense. To accomplish this mission, the wing is equipped with the nation's fleet of U-2 Dragon Lady, RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, and the MC-12 Liberty reconnaissance aircraft and associated support equipment. The wing also uses the T-38 Talon for proficiency flight training.

The 940th Wing is a Reconnaissance, Command & Control and Intelligence unit assigned to the United States Air Force Reserve. The 940th Wing is responsible for the stand up and total force integration of the Air Force Reserve Command's newest multi-mission wing, including command & control, intelligence and reconnaissance forces in support of Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.

Beale AFB was established in 1942 as Camp Beale and is named for Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822–1893), an American Navy Lieutenant and a Brigadier General in the California Militia who was an explorer and frontiersman in California. It became a United States Air Force base on 1 April 1951.


  • Hawk RQ-4 Global Hawk
  • Liberty MC-12 Liberty
  • Pinion U-2 Dragon Lady
  • Roper T-38 Talon


Airfield Operations

  • 124.55000 ATIS VHF
  • 273.50000 ATIS UHF
  • 121.60000 Ground VHF
  • 257.75000 Ground UHF
  • 119.40000 Tower VHF
  • 284.75000 Tower UHF

Base Operations

  • 139.60000 Supervisor of Flight VHF
  • 240.22500 Supervisor of Flight UHF
  • 140.87500 Pilot to Dispatcher VHF
  • 372.20000 Pilot to Dispatcher UHF
  • 139.90000 Air Boss
  • 321.00000 Wing Command Post
  • 256.02500 940th Wing Command Post (Tahoe Control)
  • 253.20000 MC-12 Operations (Liberty Ops)


  • 228.72500 U-2 discrete
  • 243.50000 T-38 air-air
  • 271.00000 U-2 discrete
  • 283.80000 U-2 discrete
  • 287.00000 Chase cars for U-2
  • 296.70000 Oakland Center high altitude freq (FL 600 and above)


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