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. Close shave is better than a close call
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 9th Medical Group has gathered all Airmen who are currently on file for a waiver or in need of one to revamp the shaving waiver process at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Medics are educating Airmen on common skin conditions, which can cause irritation when shaving. Pseudo Folliculitis Barbae, which is sometimes
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Allysyn Lasch, 9th Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy outreach manager picks up donations made by Beale Airmen Oct. 14, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Squadrons and Units across base are collecting donations for five local domestic violence shelters Beale is helping. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Beale’s purple partnership
In the last 30 years, purple has become a more common sight in October. That’s because October was declared by Congress in 1987 as National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the color purple and purple ribbons are used to raise awareness of domestic violence. The observation of the month grew from a “Day of Unity” held by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence beginning in 1981. The monthly observation has continued to grow into what it is today. As of late, the month has had a theme and the theme this year is, “Let’s Strengthen Our Community.” To honor the theme, Team Beale is making an effort to address domestic violence and bring further awareness of the issue to the base and the local community.
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Capt. John Dinan (left), 9th Medical Group general dentist, performs dental work with Senior Airman Noah Jackson, prophy technician March 4, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Beale Medical Group will be extending their clinic hours starting Oct. 1, 2016. The changes will expand access to healthcare and allow greater flexibility in scheduling visits. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ramon Adelan) Clinic moving to extended hours
The 9th Medical Group is extending its hours starting Oct. 1, 2016. The intent is for Airmen and their families to have expanded access to healthcare and greater flexibility in scheduling visits.
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Hump-free, a certified therapy camel, chews his cud Aug. 17, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Hump-free visited the base for Hump Day, a resiliency day event hosted by the Beale Chapel Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) Get over the hump
The Beale Chapel Corps. hosted Hump Day, a resiliency event for Airmen to talk about deployments and meet a certified therapy camel, Aug. 17, 2016, here.Hump Day’s featured guest, Hump-free, is a 13-year-old male dromedary (one hump) camel from Lyon Ranch in Sonoma, California. He has been a certified therapy animal for about 10 years. As a therapy
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A rattlesnake slithers in the grass at Beale Air Force Base, California. Rattlesnakes are one of the species of snakes found in California. (Courtesy photo by Bruce S. Reinhardt) Snakes on a base
Beale is home to a variety of wildlife, from critters tocrawlers, some more dangerous than others. The venom of one of the base’sinhabitants can cause serious injuries, even death.  “This is rattlesnake country,” said Bruce S. Reinhardt, 9thCivil Engineer Squadron (CES) pollution prevention/solid waste manager. “Thisis their habitat.” Rattlesnakes
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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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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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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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Members from the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group participates in a functional movement screening course as part of a Human Performance Coach Initiative April 1, 2016. The screening assesses movement patterns, mobility and stability. The Human Performance Coach Initiative provides Airmen a certification in a series of training covering fitness, nutrition, sports psychology, and tactical strength and conditioning. This enables them to prescribed individual and squadron fitness and nutritional coaching, education, and training to address occupational demands and unique mission requirements of their community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) 548th ISRG continues their push for Human Performance Optimization
“It takes a village to raise a child,” but for the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG), it takes a community to create a culture of total force fitness and human performance optimization for Airmen.The intelligence community here at Beale, has continued to develop the Sustained Performance Enhancement and Resiliency
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