HomeNewsArticle Display

National Pharmacy Week

Members of the 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy pose for a group photo, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Airmen and civilian contractors working at the pharmacy are an integral part of keeping Airmen and their families healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Members of the 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy pose for a group photo, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Airmen and civilian contractors working at the pharmacy are an integral part of keeping Airmen and their families healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Capt. Brianna Holmes, 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy element chief, labels a prescription pill vial, Oct. 22, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. More than 10,000 prescriptions are filled by Airmen working at the pharmacy every month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Capt. Brianna Holmes, 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy element chief, labels a prescription pill vial, Oct. 22, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. More than 10,000 prescriptions are filled by Airmen working at the pharmacy every month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Paxton Ekkelboom, 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron certified pharmacy technician, fills a prescription pill vial, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Airmen working at Beale’s pharmacy fill more than 10,000 prescriptions every month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Paxton Ekkelboom, 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron certified pharmacy technician, fills a prescription pill vial, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Airmen working at Beale’s pharmacy fill more than 10,000 prescriptions every month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Sherry Freeberg, 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron certified pharmacy technician, assists a patient, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Military members work side-by-side with civilians in a seamless operation to provide Airman and their families with the medicine they need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Sherry Freeberg, 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron certified pharmacy technician, assists a patient, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Military members work side-by-side with civilians in a seamless operation to provide Airman and their families with the medicine they need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Prescription pill bottles sit on a shelf, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air force Base, California. Approximately 500 prescriptions are filled every day at Beale’s pharmacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Prescription pill bottles sit on a shelf, Oct. 23, 2020, at Beale Air force Base, California. Approximately 500 prescriptions are filled every day at Beale’s pharmacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

National Pharmacy Week is on the third week of October every year. This is a time to celebrate pharmacy professionals and thank them for the work they do. Members working at Beale’s pharmacy are responsible for dispensing prescribed medications and helping patients understand proper usage and side effects. They ensure that Airmen and their families are provided with the prescription medicine they need, and play an integral part in keeping Recce Town healthy!