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Default Air Force Logo 62nd Airlift Wing takes to the skies in history-making joint exercise
The 62nd Airlift Wing partnered with fellow mobility forces and the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division for a joint forcible entry exercise, Dec. 8 through 11 here.The purpose of the exercise, which featured a record-breaking C-17 Globemaster III formation of 36 aircraft, was threefold: to practice taking operational control in an emergency
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Col. Sonkiss, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, left, presents Master Sgt. Benjamin Harrison, 4th Airlift Squadron first sergeant, with the Healthy Squadron Award trophy Dec. 13, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Award recognizes wellness in action
The 4th Airlift Squadron earned the Healthy Squadron Award during the trophy's inaugural presentation here, Dec. 13. Col. Rebecca Sonkiss presented the trophy to Master Sgt. Benjamin Harrison, 4th AS first sergeant, on behalf of his unit, in recognition of wellness accomplishments throughout 2017.The Healthy Squadron Award supports the Commander’s
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Maj. Stephanie Proellochs carefully inspects her leg and prosthesis after a round of physical therapy exercises at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Nov. 15, 2017. Proellochs underwent an amputation as a result of a malignant tumor that spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Embracing the uncharted life as an amputee – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 2)
Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (PRE’-locks), a recent amputee, gazes up at the rock climbing wall at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s physical therapy center in Bethesda, Maryland. She recalled the time she witnessed a Service member who had lost his arm effortlessly climb his way to the top.
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Airmen complete life-saving mission Airmen complete life-saving mission
After completing days of continuous flights, one 4th Airlift Squadron air crew took on a seemingly impossible mission. Tasked to transport a U.S. Navy Sailor in critical condition, Airmen from the 4th AS raced against time to get the patient suffering from injuries sustained in an IED explosion, from Baghdad to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.   The
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Team McChord takes part in T2 beta testing Service members take part in T2 beta testing
Airmen from the 1st Weather Squadron volunteered to provide feedback for the Defense Health Agency at JBLM Dec. 14. The Airmen provided input for resources being evaluated that will eventually be issued to service members across the Department of Defense. “The feedback from Airmen is going to lead what revisions will be made to the brochures and
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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.
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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.
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Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing perform buddy-checks after donning mission oriented protective posture gear for the ability to survive and operate portion of a mobility exercise, Dec. 1, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The added bulk of MOPP gear can reduce dexterity and restrict field of vision which amplifies scenario complexity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sara Hoerichs) Airmen hone skills during mobility exercise
Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing and 627th Air Base Group had the opportunity to showcase full-spectrum readiness while honing their ability to deliver innovative rapid global mobility during an exercise, Nov. 28 through Dec. 4 here. The mobility exercise tested the deployment capability of multiple squadrons with tasks including processing
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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.
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2017
Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness
Air Force Medical Home is a patient-centered, team-based approach to delivering primary care to patients at Air Force health facilities. As with all aspects of the Air Force Medical Service mission, maintaining Airmen’s medical readiness and optimizing performance is the highest priority. To achieve this mission, the Air Force Medical Service is working to increase its health care capabilities, and provide greater levels of mission support to line commanders.
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