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9th Mission Support Group

9th Mission Support Group

Beale AFB 9th Mission Support Group


The 9th Mission Support Group provides trained combat support forces to theater commanders in chief worldwide. Additionally, the group provides Beale Air Force Base with facilities and infrastructure, communications, security, services, personnel support, contracting and logistical support functions, enabling home station sustainment, deployment and global expeditionary operations.

Currently, seven squadrons comprise the group: 9th Civil Engineer Squadron, 9th Communications Squadron, 9th Contracting Squadron, 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 9th Support Division, 9th Security Forces Squadron and 9th Force Support Squadron.


The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron maintains and operates all real property assets on base. The squadron’s many tasks include direct or indirect maintenance of all base facilities. Additionally, the 9th CES is responsible for establishing and implementing a conceptual plan for the future development and land use of Beale and its air base operability. The squadron also provides electrical, water, gas, sewage, heating and cooling support. The unit is responsible for wingwide readiness and disaster preparedness planning and training and ensures fire and emergency services and explosive ordnance disposal support to the Beale community.


The 9th Communications Squadron provides vital local and global cyberspace operations, defense and communications support through the integration of people, processes and technologies.

The 9th CS provides communications and information services and systems to 6,000-plus users across two wings, five groups and five detachments. The 9th CS plans and provides life cycle management for computer network services, command and control systems, telephones, radios and personal wireless communications systems.

The unit supports the host and tenant wings’ reconnaissance efforts by maintaining all air traffic control and landing systems, air traffic control tower radios and meteorological systems throughout the region.


The 9th Contracting Squadron is responsible for managing a $200 million Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance acquisition portfolio, supporting seven Combatant Commands. Additionally, the Squadron serves as the “business advisor” to the Wing Commander and senior leadership on acquisition strategies and federal procurement laws. The 9th Contracting Squadron provides operational contracting support to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, its detachments and operating locations, 940th Reserve Wing, 548th ISR Group, 162nd Combat Communications Group, 7th Space Warning Squadron and other associate units. Contracting is responsible for maximizing the annual expenditure of more than $35 million in appropriated funds to enhance Beale’s global reconnaissance mission through the innovative procurement of best-value goods and services for our warfighters. The squadron is poised to respond to any worldwide contingency operations.


The 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron operates the Air Force’s largest special fuels account supporting the U-2 aircraft. In addition, the squadron provides aircraft fuel for the wing’s RQ-4 Global Hawk and T-38 aircraft and transient aircraft, as well as ground fuels support for the 9 RW and 21 associate units, including PAVE PAWS. The squadron manages the wing’s $6.8 million War Reserve Materiel program, base support planning and $300,000 support agreement program. In addition, the squadron is responsible for the execution of all requirements in support of contingency operations.


The Support Division supports the worldwide operational readiness and high-altitude mission of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and responds to the wing’s contingency mission. Through teamwork, innovation and efficient utilization of a diverse and talented workforce, the SD provides comprehensive supply, transportation, communication, aircraft maintenance and quality-of-life services to active, Reserve and retired members of Team Beale.


The 9th Security Forces Squadron serves a dual function of providing protection for national defense assets on Beale Air Force Base as well as a full range of professional police services for base residents.

The squadron’s responsibilities include controlling entry to the installation, protecting protection-level and nonprotection-level resources, guarding funds and firearms storage facilities, providing information security support, training and equipping home station and deployed unit personnel, and supplying investigative services and liaison with civil and federal law enforcement agencies. Additionally, the unit trains weapons knowledge and firing through its Combat Arms section for all wing personnel and maintains both explosive and narcotics military working dogs.

For more information on the 9th SFS, contact the Base Defense Operations Center at 530-634-2131 or DSN 368-2131 or the Orderly Room at 530-634-2328 or DSN 368-2328.


The 9th FSS provides all the essentials for Beale’s more than 10,000 active-duty military members, DOD civilians, retired military members, Reservists and their family members.

The squadron offers hundreds of tours, trips, classes, parties and other special events throughout the year. It provides the highest level of support in food service, lodging, child care, education, Professional Military Education, Manpower & Organization, Airman & Family Readiness services, military and civilian personnel programs, as well as quality-of-life recreational programs.

Force Support activities include the bowling center, golf course, club facilities, child development center, youth center, Aero Club flight training center, rod and gun club, dining facilities, fitness center, library, Airman & Family Readiness Center, Airman Leadership School, First Term Airman’s Center and many more.

Whether you are looking for child care, a great meal, after-hours refreshments, educational opportunities, equipment to rent or discount theme park tickets, the 9th FSS offers nearly everything you need.

Check out FSS programs, facilities and events on the Web at Call 530-634-2777 for additional information. Beginning with your arrival and base inprocessing, the 9th FSS strives to make your transition smooth and your tour pleasant by emphasizing continuous outstanding service to you.

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