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With the help of a colleague, Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, has developed a proactive approach to physical therapy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange
An innovative system is being used to help Airmen remain mission ready and physically capable, allowing them to be more productive in their duties downrange.
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Qatar Emiri Air Force hosts a cultural exchange for coalition partners and families Qatar Emiri Air Force hosts a family cultural exchange for coalition partners
The QEAF hosted the first Family Cultural Exchange for Soldiers, Airmen, coalition partners and command sponsored families at AUAB, Qatar, Dec. 1, 2017.
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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) 386 AEW physical therapists keep service members fit to fight
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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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carlton Isaacson, a military working dog handler assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and his partner Egon, patrol the flightline in Southwest Asia on May 23, 2017. Isaacson and Egon have been partners for two years now and are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Military working dogs are the first line of defense when it comes to explosive detection and provide security sweeps throughout the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) The unbroken bond: Military working dogs defend coalition, secure base borderline
Dogs are considered man’s best friend. They have been human companions for hundreds of years – and that’s bond that remains unbroken. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working dogs supporting operations on and off the battlefield. In the Air Force, their natural skills directly augment members serving in Security Forces Squadrons around the world.
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