“…Seeing their progression…”

Master Sgt. Antwionett Wheeler, 9th Medical Group specialty care flight chief, poses for a photo July 20, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

Master Sgt. Antwionett Wheeler, 9th Medical Group specialty care flight chief, poses for a photo July 20, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

“When I initially came in the Air Force I was security forces with the intent of retraining into a medical career field. When the opportunity came up I chose to go into physical therapy. It was the best decision; I love physical therapy. My favorite part of the job is when we help someone who comes in with an injury. I especially enjoy working with post op patients and seeing their progression from not being able to do much to preforming great on their PT test. I have been in the Air Force for 20 years and I don’t plan on retiring for a little while, but after I do I hope to help rehabilitate patients who are still in the hospital.”

Master Sgt. Antwionett Wheeler, 9th Medical Group specialty care flight chief

Hometown: Tampa, Florida