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Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey
It is 5 a.m. and the sun has yet to rise on a chilly morning where all that can be heard are the crickets chirping at the Main Fitness Center at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Inside, however, the clacking and grunts of those pushing their bodies to their limits fills the room as Staff Sgt. Jaquelynn Madsen, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Airman dorm leader, walks through the front doors.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. David Garcia (middle), the NCOIC of physical therapy, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, monitors the form of Staff Sgt. Melanie Hernandez, a patient with the 386th EMDG physical therapy clinic, as she performs squats on a stability ball during a physical therapy session at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 11, 2017. The physical therapy clinic provides an array of rehabilitative services to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability of injured military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) Physical therapists keep service members fit to fight
In a deployed environment, injuries happen. Whether they occur in the performance of duty or through the course of physical exercise, they have the potential to impact the mission. Each individual in the military, and their ability to perform their duties, plays an important role in the success of the greater mission. For the two-man physical therapy element at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, it is their role to keep members fit to fight.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Focus on fall prevention can reduce serious injuries
Air Force Occupational Safety will focus on the importance of life-saving fall prevention measures during Fall Prevention Focus, May 8 – 19, 2017, marking the fourth year the Air Force has partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health to draw attention to fall prevention.
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2017
Retired Maj. Jen Kyseth trains on her recumbent bike while her dog, Mack, waits by her side Sept. 15, 2014, in Sumter, S.C. Every time Kyseth trains on her bike, Mack is there with her to show support which boosts her motivation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom) Wounded warrior works through pain, competes for the win
Wounded warriors bear scars that formed them into the combatants they are.
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2014
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