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National Nurse's Week promotes awareness

Master Sgt. Michael Robinett gives Benjamin Edwards, with his mom Nancy, his sixth month check up. Each year, nurses are honored for their contributions the second week in May. Photo by Beth Young

Master Sgt. Michael Robinett gives Benjamin Edwards, with his mom Nancy, his sixth month check up. Each year, nurses are honored for their contributions the second week in May. Photo by Beth Young

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- This week, Hill Air Force Base is celebrating National Nurse's Week. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of the American people.

"In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless service of the nearly 100 nurses and medical technician staff associated with Hill AFB, there will be daily activities at the 75th Medical Group during the celebration," said Ann Guillory, 75th Medical Operations Squadron pediatric nurse.

According to Mrs. Guillory, the Hill AFB nursing and medical technician staff was involved with more than 127,000 visits last year for Armed Forces members, their families, retirees, and occupational health care needs of Department of Defense civilian employees.

"The 75th Medical Group is proud to recognize nursing and medical technician staffs everywhere for the quality of work they provide seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year," Mrs. Guillory said. "If you encounter a nurse or medical technician during the week, remember to thank them for their dedicated service."