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Wounded Army veteran finds new purpose with NFL team

Posted December 27, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Once the smoke cleared, the squad leader with the 82nd Airborne Division saw his injured leg and began to push himself out of the crater the bomb had left.

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Retired Airman’s resilience sets leading example

Posted December 26, 2018 by Senior Airman Alyssa D. Van Hook

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alyssa D. Van Hook Retired Senior Airman Karah Behrend, a member of the Air Force Wounded Warriors Program, poses for a photo at the Tactical Fitness Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 16, 2018. Behrend has overcome life-altering adversities with her inspiring resiliency, positive attitude and constant effort….

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Perseverance in face of adversity

Posted October 8, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

With her inviting smile and exuberant personality, it’s hard to believe that Senior Airman Lin Evenson has endured multiple devastating hardships in her life.

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Refugee to Airman

Posted September 12, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

The memories are vivid for her. A recent trip to a Jamba Juice had stoked a particularly powerful one after a sip of a wheatgrass beverage. The fields around the camp were wheatgrass, and she could remember their taste, the way they felt against her skin as she ran through them in one of the few ways she could play.

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Positivity and Persistence: The Barry Goode story

Posted August 11, 2018 by Ryan McCain

The daily routines of our lives are sometimes taken for granted, with the small things being overlooked, or flat out ignored. Imagine simple things such as walking and standing becoming a hard task that eventually requires assistance to complete.

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AFRL officer gives freedom new meaning

Posted July 2, 2018 by Jeanne Dailey

Air Force Research Laboratory physicist 1st Lt. Simeon Hanks dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and joined the U.S. Army. His story is not the typical story of most Air Force scientists.

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Service Dog lends war veteran a helping paw

Posted April 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno

What if you are screaming for help, but no one can hear you? What if your life starts to crumble? Do you know where to turn or what options are available to veterans and service members?

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A commander’s story of survival

Posted November 22, 2017 by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer

The sound of tire treads rolling over a smooth driveway was the only sound that could be heard on the street Col. John Boudreaux lived when he and his wife, Susi, pulled up to it.

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California surfing clinic assists wounded warriors’ recovery

Posted November 8, 2017 by Shannon Collins

After losing his arm and leg in battle, a Hawaiian soldier being treated at the Naval Medical Center San Diego told his doctors that more than anything else, he wanted to surf again.

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Life with Lizzy

Posted November 3, 2017 by Whitney Delbridge Nichels

The saying goes “all dogs go to heaven,” but for many service dogs, their time on Earth is spent helping people who have seen more than the average human being. Such is the case for Army Master Sgt. Leigh Michel and her service dog Lizzy.

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