AFIMSC Portrait: Lt. Col. AnnaBelle Hill

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Lt. Col. AnnaBelle Hill has a passion for taking care of people and lives by the mantra, “Leave it better than you found it.”

“People are our most valuable asset,” she said. “Ensuring they are sufficiently cared for is what sets us apart as a service and enables us to accomplish the mission.”

As the deputy director of the mission operations directorate within the Air Force Services Center, she takes care of people by managing food service, fitness and sports, Air Force Services readiness and non-appropriated fund capital improvement operations programs across the enterprise.

Given the total scope and reach of those programs – including 48 million meals served, 40 million fitness center customers, 27,000 esports athletes, nearly 8,000 Airmen trained and equipped, and $2 billion in NAF projects to improve facilities for Airmen and Guardians – it’s safe to say AnnaBelle’s work positively impacts millions of people. 

“I directly influence change to improve programs, processes, and support to Airmen, Guardians, and their families worldwide,” she said. “I get to help make people’s lives better on a grand scale, and that is one of the most rewarding opportunities.”

Before joining AFIMSC, AnnaBelle led the 42nd Force Support Squadron at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, through the COVID-19 pandemic. Though tested and pushed to the edge of their limits, her team innovated and adapted to keep operations going even though the rest of the base had to shut down.

“I saw more strength through adversity than I ever imagined possible in the men and women who continued to provide care, support and customer service through the initial stages of the pandemic,” she said. “I saw firsthand what force support provides to the fight, and it made me proud to be part of my community.”