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1 Langley AFB Reintegration Processing

2 First and Foremost WELCOME HOME !!!! HOME !!!!

3 AGENDA 0900-0930 Health and Wellness Briefings 0900-0930 Health and Wellness Briefings 0930-1000 Finance/Medical Briefings 0930-1000 Finance/Medical Briefings 1000-1130 In-Process (Medical, Finance) 1000-1130 In-Process (Medical, Finance)

4 BRIEFINGS Chaplain Chaplain Safety Safety Family Advocacy Program/Life Skills Family Advocacy Program/Life Skills Family Support Center Family Support Center Force Health Management Force Health Management Finance Finance

5 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. Mission Specific, Redeployment Brief Chaplain, Captain, Christian Biscotti 1 FW/HC

6 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. INTRODUCTION l 3 illustrations, integration of meaning, and application. l My story, Your story, Our story… A. Worldview, Faith, Belief, & Idealism Purpose & Hope from Tragedy & Chaos

7 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. THE HUMAN SHAPE l Spirituality l Heart (passion, call) l Abilities l Personality l Experiences l What is your SHAPE? Experiences? How has this deployment changed you, the way you see the world, and maybe your beliefs?

8 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. MY STORY l Abbeygale and Bailey A. Worldview, PTSD, deeper faith l Klaus Kujawa A. 17 July, 1985. 19 years, flashbacks… B. Today- a deeper faith, a deeper love. l 16 th Engineer Battalion, Bosnia A. Mass grave uncovered

9 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. YOUR STORY l 5 senses: see, smell, touch, taste, hear. 1. What did you see? 2. What did you smell? 3. What did you touch? 4. What did you taste? 5. What did you hear? 1. Iraq is now a part of your experience and who you are! 2. Iraq may affect you for the next few months, years or decades! 3. Where do we go from here?

10 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. OUR STORY l You are not alone. l We need to talk about it. l Grief is a process… l Life is a journey, run like a marathon, not a 100 yard dash. l Sacramento airport, baggage sculpture and YOU!

11 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. APPLICATION l Caring for one another. l Telling your story. l Listening to someone else’s story. l Worldview, belief, and faith. l Grand Canyon clip.

12 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. QUESTIONS

13 GROUND SAFETY 1 FW/SEG WELCOME HOME

14 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. GROUND SAFETY 1 FW/SEG OVERVIEW SURVIVED THE DEPLOYMENT…NOW WHAT? APPLYING RISK MANAGEMENT ON & OFF DUTY LOCAL TRAFFIC CONDITIONS CHOOSING TO BE SAFE

15 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. GROUND SAFETY 1 FW/SEG YOU’VE SURVIVED THE DEPLOYMENT NOW STAY ALIVE HERE! - DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE - DON’T DRIVE FATIGUED - USE SPORTS AND RECREATION SAFETY - LINE OF DUTY DETERMINATION MOTORCYCLE REQUIREMENTS

16 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. GROUND SAFETY 1 FW/SEG APPLY RISK MANAGEMENT 3 RULES TO REMEMBER…. - PLAN AHEAD - KNOW THE RISK INVOLVED - CHOOSE TO BE SAFE! - MYRTLE BEACH EXAMPLE

17 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. GROUND SAFETY 1 FW/SEG LOCAL TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON BASE - WEST GATE CONSTRUCTION OFF BASE - SAME BIG MESS AT MERCURY & I-64 - SCHOOL BUS AWARENESS(ON & OFF)

18 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. GROUND SAFETY 1 FW/SEG CHOOSING TO BE SAFE LAFB FORM 29B (MANDATORY) - USED FOR MEMBERS UNDER AGE 26 - LET YOUR LAST DECISION BE TO CHOOSE TO BE SAFE!

19 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. GROUND SAFETY 1 FW/SEG SUMMARY SURVIVE HERE! APPLY RISK MANAGEMENT LOCAL TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IT’S YOUR CHOICE TO BE SAFE 1 FW/SEG 764-5058

20 Family Advocacy Program And Life Skills Support Center

21 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM l Part of MDG l Provide counseling for AD families to prevent and treat family violence l No administrative or legal action

22 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. REINTEGRATION TIPS l Normalcy of stress l Listen l You both changed l New balance l Interests l Pace yourselves l Finances l Feeling unwanted l Apologizing

23 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. REINTEGRATION TIPS l Readjustment Period l Previous problems l Patience l Respect l Schedules l Time together l Future l Children

24 FAST Couples counseling for those who may be at-risk Voluntary Short term No documentation in OPR Community referral

25 NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM l Eligibility: Pregnancy - age 3 years old l Voluntary l Home Visitation l Child Development Info l Welcome Bag l Classes l Video, books, tapes, CDs

26 Combat Stress Management LIFE SKILLS SUPPORT CENTER

27 OVERVIEW l Definition of Stress l Definition of Combat Stress l Signs of Stress/Combat Stress l Prevention

28 DEFINITION OF STRESS A state of disequilibrium that occurs when there is a disharmony between demands occurring within an individual’s internal or external environment and his or her ability to cope with these demands

29 DEFINITION OF COMBAT STRESS l Combination of physiological and psychological reactions manifested by a variety of symptoms during or immediately following combat

30 Clipart from A Bit Better Corporation. No Federal Endorsement intended. COMBAT STRESS l Very common for people returning from deployments l May have thoughts or dreams about the events l May experience difficulty sleeping, eating, or concentrating

31 PREVENTION l Maintain Exercise Program l Practice Relaxation Techniques l Sleep Schedule l Eat Healthy l Plan for Recreation Activities l Limit Alcohol Use (Drink Responsibly) l Utilize Support System (Family, Friends, Unit) …even when you don’t want to

32 CONTACT INFORMATION l Life Skills Support Center and Family Advocacy: 764-6840/2427 l After Hrs (via UCC): 764-6800 l Located in Bldg 74 (Aerospace Medicine Bldg)

33 QUESTIONS

34 PERSONAL & FAMILY READINESS ACHIEVING MISSION READINESS … THROUGH PERSONAL AND FAMILY READINESS 764-3990

35 EFFECTIVE REUNIONS Overview l What is an effective reunion? l What is the best time to address reunion? l What can we do to help the process? l What are some points of emphasis?

36 EFFECTIVE REUNIONS What is an effective reunion? The process of reintegrating the service member and family back into a stable and “normal” period of one’s life.

37 EFFECTIVE REUNIONS l Reunions effect people... l Military Member l Spouses l Children l Single Airmen l Co-workers

38 MILITARY MEMBER & REUNION l Possible thoughts and feelings... l Sense of relief l Proud of accomplishment l How spouse may have changed l How will the children react l Financial worries l Loss of importance to the family l Loss of freedom l Work reunion Plus many more!

39 SPOUSES & REUNION l Possible thoughts and feelings … l Relieved! l Proud of accomplishment l How they are perceived by returning spouse l Loss of freedom l How will children react l Stability of relationship l Possible resentment Plus many more !

40 CHILDREN & REUNION l Possible thoughts and feelings... l Happy! l Possibly resentful l Wonder if Dad/Mom will leave again l Clinging l Will want to “talk your ear off” l Worry about how things will change Remember kids are still developing !

41 SINGLE AIRMEN & REUNION l Possible thoughts and feelings … l Proud of accomplishment l Wanting to reestablish living situation l Financial Concerns l Social Life / Significant other l Work Reunion l Changes in friends Often overlooked !

42 CO-WORKERS & REUNIONS l Possible thoughts and feelings … l Happy … friend returns l Relieved due to more help l Possibly resentful l Feel under appreciated l Change in work roles l Personnel changes Be aware of these !

43 EFFECTIVE REUNIONS l Some things to consider … l Be Realistic ! l Show appreciation l Respect changes l Allow for couple / children time l Reestablishing intimacy l Avoid the “Who had it worse” game Communication and Patience are the Key !

44 QUESTIONS

45 Force Health Management

46 POST-DEPLOYMENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT PURPOSE: Assesses any changes to your health that may have occurred while you were deployed Assesses any changes to your health that may have occurred while you were deployed Determines the need for follow-up actionDetermines the need for follow-up action

47 FINANCE

48 BLOOD DRAW


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