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April 28, 2016
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JEREMY GERLACH, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter.A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years, doctors performed 20 surgeries as they tried to save the limb.O’... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ERIN TROWER, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
Only months after recovering from hip dysplasia, Gina, an 8-year-old military working dog at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, was diagnosed with yet another ailment. In February, a cancerous tumor was discovered on her mouth.Gina’s handler, Senior Airman Bryce Bates, a 48th Security Forces Squadron MWD handler, ensured Gina wasn’t alone during her next battle of medical procedures. Bates and Gina had... Read more
MARITA RADLOFF, HAWC registered dietitian nutritionist
April 28, 2016
Water is not the most exciting drink in the world, but it is among the healthiest. Not only does water help to regulate body temperature, aid in digestion and flush out toxins, but it also keeps you feeling full, leading to weight loss.But, many Americans aren’t properly hydrated; studies have shown that nearly 75 percent of the population is chronically dehydrated, falling below the recommended... Read more
April 21, 2016
Pausing to make a plan for coping with stress can help you feel more calm, balanced, and effective. You cannot plan for a stressful event, but you can plan for how to deal with it. Your Employee Assistance Program can help you every step of the way.To get you started, here are 11 coping strategies to triumph over stress — in the heat of the moment and beyond.• Short-term plan: During a... Read more
PRERANA KORPE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
April 21, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Vital to children’s health is development, which occurs in the early years from birth to age 3.As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave “hello” or “goodbye.” The needs of children — physical, social, emotional and educational — affect how they develop and... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN MEGAN FRIEDL, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
April 21, 2016
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Co-workers occasionally find common interests between them. For two Airmen at Scott Air Force Base, that turned into powerlifting competitions.Master Sgt. David Martin, a 375th Communications Group quality assurance inspector, and Staff Sgt. Kimberly Francois, the Air Mobility Command radio systems manager, started working in the same office and are now working out... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 14, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Ken Reid has been in a wheelchair for 26 years, ever since a car accident in his 20s. After mourning the loss of the life he envisioned for himself, he discovered joy helping others in the same situation. Reid is now an assistive technology professional, adapting technology for people with special needs. One of his more popular products is an automated toy car, modified... Read more
April 14, 2016
BOSTON — What do measuring earthquakes, creating lightning and applying space-like pressure to marshmallows all have in common? They each were demonstrations of science and technology used to intrigue the next generation of engineers on the Air Force’s capabilities and opportunities during the National Society of Black Engineers annual convention March 26 in Boston. During the convention,... Read more
April 14, 2016
The Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Breakfast took place on April 4 at the Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base.  Read more

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