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Master Sgt. Daniel, from the 548th Operations Support Squadron, gets doused with colored powder while finishing the annual 5K color run at Beale Air Force Base, June 24, 2016. This year Beale was able to celebrate the LGBT community as DoD has officially made June LGBT Pride Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica B. Nelson) Team Beale hosts LGBT color run
Team Beale hosted a 5K color run, recognizing June as the official Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Pride Month here, on June 24, 2016.  President Barack Obama declared June as LGBT Pride Month on May 30, 2016, and the Department of Defense is highlighting the importance of the achievements and sacrifices of LGBT service members and
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A U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California, takes off June 6, 2016, headed for Royal Air Force Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The jet was met by an en route recovery team (ERT) in England to transition aircraft from and to Beale and forward operating locations (FOL). The ERT is used like a pit crew at the midway point in Fairford, ensuring aircraft are prepared to make it to their next destination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker) Trading Dragons
Working 365 days a year can cause a lot of stress on performance. You are working the entire year and in the field for hours at a time. In this case, the field is 70,000 feet in altitude. Even for a U-2 Dragon Lady, the constant stressors take a toll. Eventually the dragon will need to return to the cave and recondition. However, before making the
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9th Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technicians Senior Airman Kyle Cvoliga (left), and Staff Sgt. Yohance Leslie prepare to remove a fan and its motor from a HVAC unit May 24, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The 9th CES HVAC flight maintains the temperature of the operational systems to the Distributed Ground System-2, the RQ-4 Global Hawk fleet’s flight shelters and other global combat influences. If those temperatures rise too high it can cause a halt in mission support.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) Here comes the heat
With summer approaching, most people aren’t ready for the dreaded heat to return to Northern California. According to the 9th Operational Support Squadron Weather Flight, Beale experiences temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for approximately 80 days during the summer. Temperatures at these levels can lead to heat-related illnesses.
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Default Air Force Logo Beale takes next step in energy resilience
The Defense Logistics Agency and the Air Force released a request for information regarding the pursuit of energy resilience at Beale Air Force Base, California, on June 8.
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The Behavioral Health Optimization Program, or BHOP, integrates behavioral health personnel into primary care clinics, to provide “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” Beneficiaries with behavioral health concerns can seek care directly through their primary care manager. Air Force increases access to behavioral health care
Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program seeks to bridge
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Maj. Jack Nelson is honored during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2016. Nelson, from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Osan Air Base, South Korea, is the recipient of the 2015 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy for outstanding airmanship by an aircrew member who, by using extraordinary skills, averted or minimized the seriousness of an aircraft accident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Edge of space emergency tests aviator’s skills
Maj. Jack Nelson, a U-2 pilot, received the 2015 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy during a ceremony May 25 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., for his efforts in avoiding a flight mishap.
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An Airman simulates contemplating about the stressors of military life and how it can affect his career May 25, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC) are master or Ph.D. level professionals who are experienced social workers, psychologists and marriage and family therapists. They provide free brief counseling services to active duty airmen and their loved ones, which is confidential. However, if there is any safety concerns of harm to self or others, the MFLC is required to transition the individual to Mental Health, Family Advocacy or Chapel Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) Finding avenues to release stress from everyday life
Military life entails various, unavoidable stressors. Whether it’s work, deployment, medical, financial, relationship or family concerns.Have you ever felt any of these stressors? Have you been too scared to reach out for help? Are you concerned seeking aid will affect your career?There are many programs that are offered to reduce stress for
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Members of the 9th Security Forces Squadron conduct a 21-gun salute during a memorial ceremony for National Police Week honoring fallen Security Forces Airmen and Air Force Office of Special Investigation members May 19, 2016, at Beale Air Force, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) National Police Week: Remembering the fallen
The 9th Security Forces Squadron, Detachment 218 Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), and multiple law enforcement agencies conducted various operations and events honoring National Police Week (May 15-21) here. The intent of National Police Week is to recognize and honor law enforcement officers and Department of Defense personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey M. Schultze) May presents an opportunity to focus on mental well being
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to focus on mental health and well-being as well as the resources that are available to Airmen and their families. Mental health remains a major national topic and is of keen interest within the Air Force and military at large due to the unique stressors and factors of serving in the armed forces.
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Greg McCarty (Right) and David Dittman (Top) Florida Stay Alive From Education (S.A.F.E.) Inc. presenters, perform a simulated medical examination of SrA Newton Chapman (Center) and SrA David Van Winkle (Left), 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron network management technicians, at Independence Hall on Beale Air Force Base, California, May 11, 2016. Chapman and Van Winkle were part of a simulated car wreck during the Tragedy Can be Avoided event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael J. Hunsaker) Tragedy can be avoided
Making bad choices can affect not only yourself, but those around you. Members of Team Beale learned from Greg McCarty and David Dittman, Florida Stay Alive From Education (S.A.F.E.) Inc. presenters, about the hazards of distracted driving, misuse of prescription drugs and other situations during the “Tragedy Can be Avoided” event here May 11-12.
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