Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Military's annual physicals now require mental health assessments"

Via RedditAir Force Col. Brendan Noone, an Eglin Air Force Base physician, said the mental health assessments are also part of routine physicals given to all airmen.

Noone said the assessment is completed online, with airmen answering a questionnaire.

"It is a fairly straightforward questionnaire, it should take less than 30 minutes," Noone said.

Noone said the questions focus on issues like quality of sleep and interactions with other people.

After completing the questionnaire, the airmen must do a phone interview with a mental health representative.

Any "red flag" issues are then referred to the airman's primary care physician, Noone said.

Noone said the goal is to ensure airmen are ready to deploy and are capable of dealing with the stress that comes with deployment.

"There is really nothing to be worried about. We have tried to make a change in the Air Force to let people know that seeking mental health help isn't going to affect your career," Noone said.

He said the goal is to make sure airmen get help when they need it.

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14 comments:

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Seems like this should have started at the US Postal Serivce...

Trooper York said...

Why not start with General Kelly?

Is the death of his son in Afghanistan the reason why we are putting more boys to die?

I think nick was on the money with that.



Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I watched the documentary of the special forces guys who took over Afghanistan basically alone, albeit with a lot of air support. There is a lot to be said for a very light footprint in Afghanistan. Basically leave them alone, with a bit of baksheesh here and there, but a promise that we will land on them a few daisy cutters everytime the bad guys try to export terrorism from there.

edutcher said...
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edutcher said...

I thought they already did stuff like that.

Trooper York said...

Why not start with General Kelly?

Is the death of his son in Afghanistan the reason why we are putting more boys to die?

I think nick was on the money with that.


No, it's bull.

George Marshall lost a stepson in WWII, was that the reason we invaded Normandy?

First, they're not boys and second, 4000 men, some of whom will be strictly trainers, is hardly a massive new commitment.

Let's knock off all the cheap shot "What Price Glory?" cliches, shall we? The alt right is sounding like the Libertarians who push isolationism because they don't like their money being spent combined with a lot of the old Commie fronts. At least until it looked like Hitler might wipe Communism off the face of the earth.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I watched the documentary of the special forces guys who took over Afghanistan basically alone, albeit with a lot of air support. There is a lot to be said for a very light footprint in Afghanistan.

We've only got the equivalent of 2 brigades (including USAF and Marines), so the commitment is hardly that big, but you're right. A-stan has always been a spec ops thing and I think Mattis gets that

Trooper York said...

ed you are a genius level moron.

This is more of the same bullshit that got thousands maimed and killed. It doesn't mean jack shit about terrorism.

You know why?

Because the cops and the Army won't do what they have to do in this country let alone Afghanistan. They know who many of these terrorists are and they don't do shit about it. They can't even protect normal Americans first amendment rights because the social justice warriors and the media will stop them from protecting us.

Trooper York said...

General Kelly has almost destroyed Donald Trumps Presidency. He will facilitate the reversal of the campaign promises that got Trump elected.

Is Donald Trump going to fight the Chinese economic attacks on our Manufacturing. Or are they going to surrender to the Deep State and the Crony Capitalists.

This is all of a piece. Once you go down the road of currying favor with the Globalists and the Deep State they will never let you go.

Trooper York said...

To say that the isolationists who don't want to spend our blood and treasure on filthy Muslims and nasty gooks because they are communists is just plain stupid.

We need to stop wasting our money on Nato, Korea and the Middle East. Let the Russians dominate Europe. Let China dominate Asia. Then it becomes their problem. They will cut a deal. We just don't have to pay for everything anymore. We don't have to be the policeman of the world.

The police are pulling back. They are not going to risk their lives to protect the savages and get on Youtube and lose their pensions. They are stepping back and letting them kill each other. In Chicago. In Baltimore. In Ferguson

Lets put the Ferguson effect into foreign policy. Let the savages kill each other.

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edutcher said...

I may be a lot of things, but I was the only one here who said Trump would take it, so I can't be that dumb. Thing is, I don't want to walk in the footsteps of Father Coughlin or Lucky Lindy. Coughlin was a Nazi sympathizer (and a hardcore SJW) and Lindy thought he was all-American. Stupid isn't all on the Left

And, if you start pulling back, where do you stop? What shred of earth is worth fighting for? You want to concede the cities, the South, the Northeast.

Where do you stop?

And the cops are standing down when they know the community organizers won't back them up, but I have yet to hear of the Army mutinying.

Trooper York said...

No you weren't ed. I said he would win. You just forget. You are so blinded that you can not understand what is going on.

Where do I stop? In our hemisphere. The Monroe Doctrine. We will have our sphere of influence and Russia and China will have theirs. We divvy up the spoils the way the five families did after Joe the Boss and Maranzano got whacked.

I am not saying that the Army is going to mutiny. I am saying that we need the Army to do what the cops are doing. Officially and not sub rosa. Pull back and let the animals and the orcs kill each other. It is a rich man wars and a poor mans fight.

Just like the last civil war.

edutcher said...

A lot of rich men put their money where their mouth was in the last one.

And, if you want to enforce the Monroe Doctrine, there's the Panama Canal, which the Red Chinese now run.

Trooper York said...

I have no problem taking back the Canal. The Chinese will deal. We give them Japan and South Korea. Let it be their problem.

edutcher said...

The Reds will give up one of the great chokepoints in history?

Dream on.