Beale AFB FAQ


Installation Info: Zip Code: 95903, Area Code: 916, DSN: 368

Beale Air Force Base is a unique base with an interesting mission: world-wide, high-altitude reconnaissance. Recently Beale's focus has been deploying warrior airmen, delivering timely relevant and persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and to leverage technology to increase the capability of their joint partners.

There are several cities and townships close to the installation such as: Wheatland, Yuba City, Marysville, Olivehurst, and Roseville. Beale AFB is located 35 miles northwest of Sacramento, the capital of California.



Beale's Military Family Housing is nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about 10 miles from the flight line and the noise associated with flight operations.



Numerous colleges and universities are within two hours of the base. There are two elementary schools on base. Middle school and high school students are bused off base to Bear River Middle School and Wheatland Union High School. A number of off-base schools offer year-round school programs.

Childcare services are available through the Child Development Center, the Family Day Care Program, and the Youth Center which offers a "Before and After School Program." The 9th Medical Group facility is a clinic providing primary care. Specialty services are not offered and authorized military family members must rely on TRICARE benefits to meet special health-care needs. Emergency and obstetrical care for active duty and dependents are available at local community hospitals.

Beale is a nature lover's paradise. The base has seven lakes fed by streams bristling with salmon during the summer. A lottery system on base awards permits to some who want to hunt wild game. Yosemite National Park, the Giant Redwood Forest and Squaw Valley Ski Resort are less than 200 miles away. A number of tour packages are available to base personnel.

As The Premier Military Relocation Network we hope you will find the information within our website comprehensive and that PCS America will be your one-stop resource for all your Beale AFB PCS'ing needs.