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  • 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
  • Living with an attitude of gratitude – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 3)

    “I already got my running blade,” said an enthusiastic Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (PRE’-locks). After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps (MSC) Officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family.
  • Medically ready to be mission ready

    From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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