Beale Air Force Base

9th Reconnaissance Wing

17800 B Street, Beale AFB, CA 95903

Air Force


Beale Air Force Base is located approximately 8 miles east of Marysville, California. The host unit at Beale AFB is the 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) assigned to the Air Combat Command and part of Twenty-Fifth Air Force. The 9 RW collects intelligence essential for Presidential and Congressional decisions critical to the national defense. The wing is equipped with the nation’s fleet of U-2 Dragon Lady and RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft and associated support equipment. The wing also maintains a high state of readiness in its combat support and combat service support forces for potential deployment in response to theater contingencies.

The 940th Air Refueling Wing (940 ARW) is a tenant Air Force Reserve Command wing at Beale AFB flying the KC-135 Stratotanker and operationally-gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC).


Beale Air Force Base opened in October 1942 as a training site for the 13th Armored Division and later the 81st and 16th Infantry Divisions under the name Camp Beale. It was named for Edward Fitzgerald Beale, one of California’s largest landholders.


In 1948, the camp transferred from the Army to the Air Force. The Air Force conducted bombardier and navigator training at Beale, and in 1951 activated the Beale Bombing and Gunnery Range for aviation engineer training.


The mission at Beale AFB is to train, deploy and employ Beale Airmen and assets to deliver globally integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in support of National Objectives. There are more than 36,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military family members, civilians, and retirees assigned to Beale Air Force Base.



Upon arrival, all military personnel must first report to their squadron’s Commander Support Staff (CSS). You will be scheduled by your CSS for an appointment at the Beale Welcome Center, located in the Beale Community Center for one-stop in-processing (spouses are encouraged to attend with you). You will meet with Military Personnel Flight, Comptroller, and Airman & Family Readiness where you will be scheduled for Medical Monday (where you will in-process the clinic),  Newcomer Orientation and First Term Airmen’s Center (if applicable). The Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday 0800-1400, with the exception of the last Friday of each month.

Your sponsor should accompany you to your initial appointment at the Welcome Center. Required items for your initial appointment: IDA worksheet, orders and any amendments, envelope from your losing base, BMT graduation/Tech school certificates if applicable, all travel receipts. If you acquired or removed any dependents enroute bring legal documentation of such, i.e., marriage license, birth certificate, etc.


Arrival After Duty Hours


The lodging office, or “Gold Country Inn,” is the base’s 24-hour arrival point, located at 5786 A St. The main office is snuggled between the dormitories. Directional signs are posted on base to ease your arrival. Once there, lodging personnel will assist you in contacting your sponsor if your sponsor did not meet you at the airport or a previously arranged designated location. Upon notification, your sponsor should meet you at the arrival point.


A statement of non-availability is required from the Gold Country Inn for reimbursement of off-base lodging costs. Therefore, ensure you check in with the Gold Country Inn before booking off base lodging.


TRICARE Information and News


For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at


Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.


In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit


Marysville Joint Unified School District
Plumas Lake School District


If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.


Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide


California Department of Economic Security 916-210-6276
DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in California will be safe and economically secure.


California Department of Health 916-558-1784
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public’s health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department’s programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Yuba County Animal Care Services 530-749-3900


Yuba County Sheriff   530-749-7777

Airman and Family Readiness Center (530) 634-2863


Barracks/Single Service Member Housing (530) 634-2794


Base Operator (530) 634-3000


Chaplain (530) 634-4701


Child Development Center (530) 634-4717


Child and Youth Registration and Referral (530) 634-4717


Civilian Personnel Office (530) 634-2255


Dental Headquarters (530) 634-4782


EFMP Enrollment (530) 634-6268


EFMP Family Support (530) 634-2863


Family Advocacy Program (530) 634-3424


Family Child Care (530) 634-5655


Hospital (530) 634-4831

Housing Services Office (530) 634-2794


ID/CAC Card Processing (530) 634-3187


Information and Referral (530) 634-2863


Legal Services and JAG (530) 634-2928


Medical Appointments (530) 634-4831


NAF Human Resources Officer (530) 634-2316


Relocation Assistance Program (530) 634-2863


Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255


VA Facilities (530) 751-4500


Victim Advocate/Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (530) 634-4400


Welcome Center (530) 634-2953


Women Infants and Children (WIC& WIC-O) (530) 749-4830


Beale’s Military Family Housing currently contains less than 500 single and duplex units nestled at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s, approximately 8 miles from the flight line and away from the noise associated with flying operations. A number of playgrounds are located throughout the housing area. Lone Tree School, located on base is for K-5 grade. Single E1 through E4 airmen are housed in the dormitories.

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At Beale Air Force Base, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 95°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 103°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 6 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 95°F and low of 64°F. The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 20 to February 20, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 39°F and high of 54°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.7 months, from October 29 to April 19, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on February 27. The drier season lasts 6.3 months, from April 19 to October 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 17.

The average cost of living at Beale AFB, CA is 122 which puts it 12% lower than the average of California and 22% higher than our nation’s average. Goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Beale AFB, CA, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of California and 9% higher than the nation’s average.

Yuba County and its surrounding communities are hosts to dozens of entertaining activities.  Catch a concert at the county’s outdoor amphitheater or tee off at one of the three 18-hole golf courses in the county. Don’t miss the Yuba-Sutter Fair in nearby Yuba City or the golden dragon and Chinese lion dancers at the Bok Kai Parade in Marysville. And be sure to taste some of the local harvest from any of one of the Central Valley’s many orchards, farms and vineyards.


Residents of Yuba County have dozens of different annual events, festivals and community gatherings at their fingertips.  Three of the more popular events are the ​Bok Kai Parade, Marysville Peach Festival, and the Yuba-Sutter Fair.  Artistic opportunities from theater to music and dance are no strangers to Yuba County residents.  Visit the Nevada TheatreSacramento BalletToyota Amphitheater, or Yuba Sutter Arts.


There are also several parks, shopping centers, movie theaters, and restaurants in the area.

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