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U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephanie Proellochs relies on her wheelchair as she heads in to her daily physical therapy session at Walter Reed Medical Center, Nov. 8, 2017. Proellochs received a below-the-knee amputation in September 2017 to treat a malignant tumor that had metastasized and spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Every journey begins with a single step – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 1)
This started as a story about an Airman fighting cancer, overcoming the odds, and returning to active duty. Unfortunately, stories about cancer are rarely so simple, and just when the finish line is in site, new challenges can present themselves. Such is the case for Maj. Stephanie Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, who after a year of treatment and the amputation of her left foot, thought she was cancer-free in November.
0 12/20
2017
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be difficult to detect with its typical lack of physical markers. Knowing the signs and symptoms of TBI is critical and ensures Airmen can return to duty. (U.S. Air Force photo) Air Force tackles Traumatic Brain Injury with early detection and holistic approach to treatment
With over 3,000 cases of traumatic brain injury on average per year, TBI continues to be a significant issue for Airmen and readiness. TBI is an invisible wound, meaning the lack of physical markers often makes it difficult to detect or for others to understand the severity. Understanding the symptoms of TBI is crucial for immediate evaluation and treatment and to ensure medical readiness with minimal downtime. The Air Force Medical Service continues to improve TBI care with the upcoming Invisible Wounds Center at Eglin Air Force Base.
0 12/19
2017
Holiday message from 75th ABW leaders Holiday message from 75th ABW leaders
Before you start your holiday leave and travel, we would like to take this opportunity to pass along our best wishes for your happiness, well-being and prosperity in the coming year. Your time off is well deserved and we know you will take advantage of breaks from work to unwind, reflect on the past year, and strengthen bonds with loved ones.
0 12/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Hill AFB hours for Christmas, New Year’s Day, AFMC Family Day
Hill AFB will celebrate Christmas Dec. 25, an AFMC Family Day Dec. 26, and New Year’s Day Jan. 1. Many offices and services will be closed or have limited hours. See below for more information.
0 12/14
2017
Master Sgt. Lissy Singleton, ART recruiter New recruiter to fill ART maintenance shortages
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – In an effort to increase the number of fulltime F-35A maintainers in the 419th Fighter Wing, Master Sgt. Lissy Singleton was recently hired as part of the Air Force Reserve recruiting team here.   The 419th currently has about 150 vacant Air Reserve Technician maintenance positions and Singleton is looking for
0 12/13
2017
Hill Maintenance TSP Hill F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test
Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride. Maintainers in the Pacific location and in Utah, home of the 34th AMU under the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are coming together to make the first TSP a success and to fulfill lofty expectations of themselves and of the Air Force’s newest stealth fighter. “Everyone associated with the 34th Fighter Squadron and AMU alike, make a really great team, and that’s good because we have a lot to accomplish while we’re here,” said Capt. Christina Merritt, 34th Expeditionary Maintenance Unit officer in charge. “I’m so happy to be here. We’re showing the world what we’re made of and what the F-35A can do.”
0 12/08
2017
Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange
Air Force providers are using acupuncture as an effective holistic treatment option for pain relief, even in combat settings.
0 12/08
2017
Training exercises enhance wartime readiness Training exercises enhance wartime readiness
During training exercises here Dec. 5 and 7, Airmen were evaluated on weapons procedures, self-aid and buddy care, military operations in contaminated environments, and explosives containment.
0 12/08
2017
Hill AFB EM Flight adapts to AFI changes Hill AFB EM Flight adapts to AFI changes
During a speech at the annual Air and Space Conference, Sept. 18, 2017, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, “The Air Force has put forward a budget that begins to restore the force’s readiness so it can win any fight, any time.”
0 12/08
2017
Team Hill CGOs gain insight, perspective Team Hill CGOs gain insight, perspective
During the first-ever Team Hill Company Grade Officers Leadership Symposium here Dec. 1, the base’s junior officers had the opportunity to gain important insight and perspective they’ll benefit from as they progress in their careers.
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2017
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