AW2 Weekly Digest 1/4-1/8

  • AW2 Soldiers CPT Sam Brown, SFC Joshua Olson, and SFC Mike Schlitz and AW2 Veteran retired SGT Bill Congleton, featured in Defense News, returned to Iraq as part of the third installment of Operation Proper Exit to help wounded warriors heal from traumatic combat injuries.
  • BG Gary Cheek, commander of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, featured in Defense News, announced a new sports initiative for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and Veterans—the Warrior Games.
  • AW2 Soldier SSG Casey Church, featured in The Telegraph, is determined to recover and leave Walter Reed as the person he was before.
  • AW2 Soldier SSG Luis Elias, featured in The Signal, has been outfitted with an i-LIMB, a robotic prosthetic hand which can perform many of the same functions as his natural hand.
  • AW2 Soldier LTC Greg Gadson was featured in the January issue of National Geographic in an article about bionics and testing powered limbs meant to restore mobility.
  • AW2 Veterans Ireshekia Henry and Tara Hutchinson were featured on NBC’s “Today Show” in a segment on the Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities Winter Women’s Mountain Retreat.
  • AW2 Veteran Julio Quiles, featured in Idaho Mountain Express, attended the Higher Ground watersports camp at Pettit Lake last summer and was invited to the Sun Valley Club event to talk about his experience.
  • AW2 Advocate Ann Yingling was featured in the Fayette Woman cover story about her experiences as an Army spouse preparing her for her career as an AW2 Advocate.

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