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Wounded Army veteran finds new purpose with NFL team

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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Perseverance in face of adversity

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

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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Couple provides support for foster animals

Whether they are kept for a few weeks or a lifetime, sheltered animals around the nation rely on dedicated and caring individuals that can help them find a home.

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Positivity and Persistence: The Barry Goode story

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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Retired Airman’s resilience sets leading example

Posted  December 26, 2018

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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Veterans

Full circle: Iraq veteran draws on his own struggle to heal others

Posted  August 11, 2016

When Patrick Hogg first sets out to teach a new group of soldiers coping skills to deal with their depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, he knows they will be nervous about sharing. Some might be downright reluctant.

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Living Your Dreams

Speaker says purpose, grit make anything possible

Posted  September 20, 2016

When Kyle Maynard was 10 years old, he was ready to end his life, having despaired of finding a future because he’d been born without arms or legs. When he discovered a strength in football at age 11, things began to change.

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Perseverance in face of adversity

Posted  October 8, 2018

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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Everyday Heroes

Former soldier’s service dog offers sign of hope, compassion

Posted  December 14, 2016

The black, coiled-haired puppy released a deep bellow while napping under a conference table at the feet of his new owner.

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