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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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