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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beale EOD diffuse simulated crisis situation

    Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron, participated in Operation: Half-Life, May 5, 2016, at Clear Lake, California. The exercise was designed to evaluate a synchronized, multi-agency response to a crisis situation.
  • Bergdorf: Odyssey of an Airman

    The calmness prior to an engagement with enemy combatants resembles the calmness before a storm. The air is still and sounds are quiet, life is bliss and then in a moments instance muzzle flashes erupt, bullets are whistling by your head and rocket-propelled-grenades are exploding. Chaos engulfs around you, but in this moment years of training and heightened senses take over and one goal consumes your thoughts. How do I keep everyone safe?
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Beale’s Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage (AAPIH) Month committee members pose for a photo during a cake cutting ceremony at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 2, 2016. The celebration was to kick-off (AAPIH) Month events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker)
  • Fathers helping fathers

    The Family Advocacy Program gave several fathers the opportunity to participate in a “Dads 101” course April 22, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The course is designed to assist all fathers; soon to be, new and multiple children fathers with pre and post-birth of their newborn. “It’s a great course for fathers, it gives them an idea of