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RQ-4 flies in support of Operation Damayan RQ-4 flies in support of Operation Damayan
RQ-4 flies in support of Operation Damayan

An RQ-4 Global Hawk captures messages of distress constructed on rooftops and roads in this image taken by the high altitude reconnaissance platform flying in support of Operation Damayan over regions of the Philippines devastated byTyphoon Haiyan last month. A 13th Reconnaissance Squadron reservist performed sensor operator duties on this humanitarian mission, alongside active duty members of the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron who fly the remotely piloted aircraft from Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Released)
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Posted: 12/17/2013

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Posted: 9/19/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

One of the few above ground structures left from the Titan 1 missile facility is the freight elevator leading to the main tunnels. The elevator was used by the 851st Strategic Missile Squadron to move supplies and personnel in and out of the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

Exposed pipes and beams can be seen on the first floor of the generator room at the decommissioned Titan 1 missile complex near Chico, Calif. The 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, Beale AFB, maintained three identical facilities in the area until 1965. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

The base of an unknown piece of equipment, dust and debris are found in the 14,000 square foot generator room at the decommissioned Titan 1 missile complex. The now deactivated 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, maintained the Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C near Chico, Calif., until 1965. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

The main tunnel at the decommissioned missile complex near Chico, Calif., provides access to three identical missile silos, the generator room, command center, servers and living quarters. The 851st Strategic Squadron, Beale AFB Calif., maintained this missile site and two others in the area until 1965. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

A T-shaped hallway splits two antenna silos used to provide guidance to the missiles in the event of a launch. The Titan 1 intercontinental ballistic missiles were not equipped with onboard navigation and required assistance via the antennas to find their targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

The platform used to raise the antenna in silo 1 lays undisturbed since the facility’s decommissioning in 1965. The Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C Chico, Calif., was one of three missile facilities maintained by the 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

The ceiling of antenna silo 1 remains closed since the Titan 1 missile complex was decommissioned in 1965. The hydraulic systems used to open the massive doors are intact and could possibly be operational today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

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Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

Two sets of double doors separate the control room and server room at the decommissioned Titan 1 missile facility near Chico, Calif. The 851st Strategic Squadron, Beale AFB Calif., maintained this missile site and two others in the area until 1965. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

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Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

The remnants of the mainframes and servers can be found adjacent to the control room at the decommissioned Titan 1 missile facility near Chico, Calif. The now deactivated 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, Beale AFB, maintained the Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C in the early 1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

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Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

A staircase leads to the living quarters at the Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex near Chico, Calif. Members of the now deactivated 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, lived and worked in the facility when it was active in the early 1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

A junction box in silo 3 is partially flooded by natural ground water at the decommissioned Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex near Chico, Calif. The now deactivated 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, Beale AFB, operated the ballistic missile facility until the 1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

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Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

A caution sign provides locking mechanism instructions for a closed blast door separating adjacent tunnels in the decommissioned Titan 1 facility near Chico, Calif. The facility near Chico is one of three complexes that once belonged to the 851st Strategic Missile Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

A heavy blast door stands ajar providing access from silo 3 to the rest of the Titan 1 missile complex. The door was designed to protect the workers at the Titan 1 facility near Chico, Calif., in the event of a missile launch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

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Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

Graffiti marks the entrance to missile silo 3 as moisture collects on the ceiling of the the Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex near Chico, Calif. Since the decommissioning of the complex in the early 1960s, most of the existing underground structure has been left to the elements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

Double doors leading to the observation platform reveal the 175-foot vertical housing for a Titan 1 missile. The facility near Chico, Calif., was home to three identical Titan 1 missile silos in the early 1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

A stairwell wraps around the elevator at a decommissioned missile silo complex near Chico, Calif. This facility was once a part of the 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, Beale AFB, and is one of three Titan 1 complexes located in Northern California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4CTitan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C
Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C

A blocked entrance to an elevator shaft leading to three decomissioned Titan 1 missile silos provides a glimpse into Beale AFB's past. The now deactivated 851st Strategic Missile Squadron, maintained the Titan 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Complex 4C near Chico, Calif., until 1965. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adam Hamar)
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Posted: 8/8/2013

940th Wing assumption of command 940th Wing assumption of command
940th Wing assumption of command

Col. Kevin G. Cavanagh, 940th Wing commander, received the 940th Wing flag from Col. Karen Rizzuti, 10th Air Force vice commander, during the unit's assumption of command ceremony. Colonel Cavanagh comes to the 940th from Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. where he served as the 319th Space Wing operations group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luke Johnson)
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Posted: 5/14/2011

940th Services Flight Receives New Commander 940th Services Flight Receives New Commander
940th Services Flight Receives New Commander

Major John Alfter regales the audience as he takes command of the 940th Services Flight at an Assumption of Command ceremony on Feb. 7 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Applauding Major Alfter's comments are 940th Mission Support Group Commander, Lt. Col. Kenneth Baker, and SVF Superintendent, Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Reese, (U.S. Air Force photo/MSgt Bryan Nicolos)
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Posted: 2/16/2010

940th Wing re-designation ceremony940th Wing re-designation ceremony
940th Wing re-designation ceremony

Maj. Gen. Frank Padilla, 10th Air Force commander, left, along with 940th Wing commander, Col. Jeffrey Mineo unfurl the new 940th Wing flag during the 940th re-designation ceremony July 11. The ceremonies officially deactivated the 940th Air Refueling Wing and stood up the 940th Wing. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Johnson)
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Posted: 7/16/2009

940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony 940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony
940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 10th Air Force Commander, Air Force Reservist Brig. Gen. Thomas Coon, receives the 940th Air Refueling Wing flag from 940th ARW Command Chief Hilton "Anthony" Armstrong to give to Col. Jeffrey Mineo for the assumption of command of the 940th ARW Sept. 13, 2008. The ceremony officially ended the aerial refueling operations for the 940th ARW by deactivating the 940th Maintenance Group and 314th Air Refueling Squadron, which flew the KC-135 Stratotankers. Col. Albert M. Reif relinquished command of the 940th ARW to Col. Jeffery T. Mineo and the wing officially transferred from the 4th Air Force to the 10th Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Tech. Sgt Brandie Brockett)
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Posted: 9/25/2008

940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony 940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony
940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 940th Air Refueling Wing Commander, Air Force Reservist Col. Albert M. Reif renders his last salute as commander of the 940th ARW to Maj. Gen. Robert Duignan, Commander 4th Air Force at the 940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony Sept. 13, 2008. The ceremony officially ended the aerial refueling operations for the 940th ARW by deactivating the 940th Maintenance Group and 314th Air Refueling Squadron, which flew the KC-135 Stratotankers. Col. Albert M. Reif relinquished command of the 940th ARW to Col. Jeffery T. Mineo and the wing officially transferred from the 4th Air Force to the 10th Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Tech. Sgt Brandie Brockett)
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Posted: 9/25/2008

940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony 940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony
940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 940th Air Refueling Wing Vice Commander, Air Force Reservist Col. David Mitchell leads the troops in formation at the 940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony Sept. 13, 2008. The ceremony officially ended the aerial refueling operations for the 940th ARW by deactivating the 940th Maintenance Group and 314th Air Refueling Squadron, which flew the KC-135 Stratotankers. Also during the ceremony, Col. Albert M. Reif relinquished command of the 940th ARW to Col. Jeffery T. Mineo and the wing officially transferred from the 4th Air Force to the 10th Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Tech. Sgt Brandie Brockett)
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Posted: 9/25/2008

940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony 940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony
940th ARW relinquishment and assumption of command ceremony

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- 940th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group Commander, Air Force Reservist Lt. Col. Djoko Soejoto, furls and cases the 940th Air Refueling Group flag Sept. 13, 2008. The ceremony officially ended the aerial refueling operations for the 940th ARW by deactivating the 940th Maintenance Group and 314th Air Refueling Squadron, which flew the KC-135 Stratotankers. Also during the ceremony, Col. Albert M. Reif relinquished command of the 940th ARW to Col. Jeffery T. Mineo and the wing officially transferred from the 4th Air Force to the 10th Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Tech. Sgt Brandie Brockett)
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Posted: 9/25/2008

Beale Reserve wing steps into the futureBeale Reserve wing steps into the future
Beale Reserve wing steps into the future

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Seen through a fisheye lens Sept. 13, 2008, are wing Reservists, friends, family and former members of the 940th Air Refueling Wing at the deactivation of tanker maintenance and operations, as well as a relinquishment and assumption of command. After more than 30 years of flying the KC-135 stratotankers, the wing was realigned by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, and will stand up as a classic associate unit to the regular Air Force and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. Wing commander Col. Al Reif relinquished command to Col. Jeff "Sal" Mineo, and with that, authority transferred from 4th Air Force and Air Mobility Command to 10th AF and Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins)
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Posted: 9/25/2008

New era begins for Reserve wingNew era begins for Reserve wing
New era begins for Reserve wing

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- July 13, 2008, Chief Master Sgt. John Erwin, 940th Mainenance Squadron superintendent, presented CMSgt. Stu Bisland, 940th Maintenance Group production supervisor, with the gift that Chief Bisland has given away many times already, to departing members of their organzation. Under the direction of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, the tanker operations and maintenance functions here stand down with the transfer of the KC-135s to Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. All the maintenance personnel have found new positions as the 940th Air Refueling Wing looks to the future as a classic associate unit, partnering with the regular Air Force in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. A Relinquishment and Assumption of Command Ceremony to include deactivation of the maintenance and tanker operations is scheduled here Sept. 13, 2008. (US Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Ellen L. Hatfield)
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Posted: 9/25/2008

Maj. Gen. Sidney Novaresi part of Reserve historyMaj. Gen. Sidney Novaresi part of Reserve history
Maj. Gen. Sidney Novaresi part of Reserve history

Maj. Gen. Sidney Novaresi, former commander of the 940th Military Airlift Group, the forerunner of the 940th Air Refueling Wing, is flanked in this 1978 picture by, left, Col. Charles B. Coleman, and, right, Col. James C. Wahleithner. They were at the dedication of the 403rd Rescue and Weather Reconnaissance Wing at Keesler AFB, Miss. Today, Col. (later Maj. Gen.) Wahleithner's son, Staff Sgt. Jared Wahleithner, serves as a boom operator for the 314th Air Refueling Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif. General Novaresi commanded the 314th in 1960 when it was a Troop Carrier Squadron at McClellan AFB. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
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Posted: 8/2/2007

Wing Remembers Former 940th CommanderWing Remembers Former 940th Commander
Wing Remembers Former 940th Commander

Maj. Gen. Sidney S. Novaresi, former 940th commander. General Novaresi died July 22, 2007, in Citrus Heights, Calif. He was 85. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 8/2/2007

Final Pass and Review for General NovaresiFinal Pass and Review for General Novaresi
Final Pass and Review for General Novaresi

From the left: Maj. Gen. Sidney Novaresi, Lt. Col. Carter Crewe and Maj. Barbara Manouse at a recent Reserve Officer Association function. General Novaresi, former commander for the 940th at Beale AFB, Calif., died July 22, 2007. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 8/2/2007

Final Pass & Review for MajGen NovaresiFinal Pass & Review for MajGen Novaresi
Final Pass & Review for MajGen Novaresi

Maj.Gen. Sidney Novaresi, former 940th commander, shares some memories with Master Sgt. Delaine Wilhite at the 2002 940th Air Refueling Wing Holiday Party. Sergeant Wilhite died March 8, 2005, after a lengthy illness. General Novaresi died July 22, 2007, in Citrus Heights, Calif. He was 85.
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Posted: 8/2/2007

Maintenance Group wins top awardMaintenance Group wins top award
Maintenance Group wins top award

Air Force Reservists, Lt. Col. Gregory Steuer, formerly the 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, and Col. Melvin "Sonny" Giddings, 940th Maintenance Group commander, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. show off the group's newest award Jan. 17, 2007 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The Clouse Award was presented during a Fourth Air Force maintenance conference "for exceptionally outstanding maintenance reliability, safety and ingenuity." (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Proietti)
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Posted: 1/23/2007

    

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