Air Force Wants First Global Hawks Based at Beale AFB

By Dan Dupont / January 19, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Air Force has selected Beale Air Force Base, CA, as its "preferred location" for basing the first Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, the service announced today. Beale is home to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and "the U-2 mission," a main reason it was selected for the first Global Hawks. In a statement, Air Combat Command chief Gen. John Jumper said starting at Beale "will ensure Global Hawk transitions smoothly from initial beddown to full operational capability. It also ensures...

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