On February 18th there will be an anti-drone vigil, an Ash Wednesday service of repentance, and nonviolent direct action at Beale Air Force Base. Everyone, including people from all faith traditions, are invited to join in these events, which will take place at Beale’s main (Schneider) gate. Beale is the home of the Global Hawk Drone, a surveillance drone that helps find targets for the armed Predator and Reaper Drones. Events will begin with an anti-drone vigil at 3 p.m., followed at 3:30 with an Ash Wednesday service. At the end of the service, several people will engage in a prayerful nonviolent direct action as a witness against U.S. drone attacks. Some may scatter ashes onto Base property, symbolizing children killed by U.S. drones. Others are invited to stand in support of this witness. The vigil will continue until 5 p.m. After the vigil, will be a potluck dinner, as regular Beale demonstrators do every month. Then there will be a round of sharing stories, songs, and other forms of community building. If you can stay, bring a blanket or folding chair, a flashlight, and some simple food to share. For more information about the Ash Wednesday Service at Beale. For information about ongoing protests at Beale, visit the Occupy Beale Air Force Base Facebook Page.