artist Kristin Hill on March 7, 2013, presented officials at Beale AFB, Calif.,
with a commemorative painting honoring the centennial of the 1st Reconnaissance
Squadron, the oldest flying unit in the US military. The painting, shown here, depicts
a U-2 surveillance aircraft and RQ-4 remotely piloted aircraft, along with
other platforms the unit has flown over the years. The 1st RS was born as the 1st Aero Squadron on March 5, 1913. Today, its members
train U-2 pilots and mission planners as well as RQ-4 pilots and sensor
Air Force photo by SSgt. Robert M. Trujillo
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