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In Focus: Senior Airman Abigail Lowe

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  • By Senior Airman Kayla Ellis
  • 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Senior Airman Abigail Lowe, 419th Medical Squadron, was initially drawn to Utah for the mountains and snowboarding. For Lowe, snowboarding is not just a hobby; it’s a passion.

She began snowboarding at 14, participating in competitive terrain park snowboarding in her home state of Connecticut. After moving to Utah, she continued to snowboard and got involved in resort maintenance. Lowe has even helped resorts make artificial snow.

“When we’re waiting for the natural snow of Utah, we set up snow machines around the resort to get a nice base going,” Lowe said.

Prior to enlisting, Lowe had no medical experience and considered a career in aircraft maintenance. When she joined the Air Force Reserve, she chose to become a medical technician because her grandmother always wanted her to become a nurse. Lowe found a home in the medical community and her civilian goals have now shifted.

“After joining and going through training, now I want to be a physician assistant,” Lowe said. “Medical is the spot for me.”

Lowe said she enjoys the sense of fulfillment she gets from balancing her civilian life with her career in the Air Force.