Beale Air Force Base is located 6 miles (10 km) east of Marysville, California, in Yuba County. Roseville, CA is about 24.7 miles away; Sacramento, CA is about 39.1 miles away The base serves US Airforce The 9th Reconnaissance Wing of US Airforce occupies the base The size of the base is about 10.1 square miles. There are about 3000 troops placed there as part of 9th Reconnaissance Wing As the host wing at Beale Air Force Base, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing's mission is to produce immediate Battle Space Effects. The base was built in 1942 The base is named for Brigadier General Edward Fitzgerald "Ned" Beale. The 1,344 units in housing are California ranch style, split-level and duplex. Each unit is equipped with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher and modern central heating and air conditioning. It has movie theaters - Cinemark Movies 8, Cinemas 2, Del Oro 3. Camping & Outdoors - Empire, Greenhorn Campground LLC, Park/Fairgrounds/Campground, Peninsula Cmping Bating Resort Two schools are located on base. Both are on Camp Beale Highway between Gavin Mandery and Garryana Drives. Lone Tree and Far West schools accommodate kindergarten through sixth-grade students. There is no bus service for base residents in the housing areas attending these schools. The base provides training related to reconnaissance operations.
The base is equipped with the nation's fleet of U-2 and RQ-4 reconnaissance aircraft and associated support equipment. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,115 people, 1,463 households, and 1,357 families residing in the base. The racial makeup of the base was 71.53% White, 10.73% African American, 1.13% Native American, 5.20% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 5.08% from other races, and 5.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.20% of the population. 4/20/2007 - Quick thinking and team effort saved the life of a Team Beale member April 15. The base provides the support in ongoing wars in Iraq & Afghanistan The base provides the support in ongoing wars in Iraq & Afghanistan The mission has been always on front for the Reconnaissance operations. It was the first base to receive U2 aircrafts for operations. Brig. Gen. H D Polumbo currently commands the base.