AW2 Weekly Digest April 5-9

  • AW2 Soldier MAJ James Becker was featured in The New York Times article that discussed psychiatric service dogs specially trained to help traumatized Veterans leave the battlefield behind as they reintegrate into society.
  • AW2 Veterans Heath Calhoun and Andy Soule and AW2 Soldier MAJ L. Tammy Duckworth were mentioned in a Defense News article about disabled Veterans finding new ways to represent their country in the Paralympics.
  • AW2 Soldier SSG Guillermo ‘William’ Castillo was featured in The Square Deal in an article about the Operation Warfighter Program administered by the Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy office.
  • BG Gary Cheek, Warrior Transition Command Commander, AW2 Soldier LTC Greg Gadson, and AW2 Veteran Nathan Hunt, featured in Killeen Daily Herald, participated in the Ride to Recovery.
  • AW2 Soldier MAJ L. Tammy Duckworth and AW2 Veteran Luke Murphy were mentioned in The New York Times in an article about sports providing disabled Veterans a way to heal.
  • AW2 Veteran Brian Fountaine, featured in South Coast Today, offered an inspiring life story to students at Joseph DeMello School.
  • AW2 Veteran Casey Fulp was featured in the Blue Ridge Business Journal in an article about Blue Ridge Mountain Sports sponsoring wounded Veterans in an Appalachian Trail hike.
  • LTC Greg Gadson, featured in The Journal, will serve as the commencement speaker for Webster University.
  • AW2 Soldier SGT Chris Gomes, featured on WPRI-TV, discussed fighting the ‘red tape’ of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Motor Vehicles.
  • AW2 Soldier CPT Juan Guerrero was featured on WTVM in a story about wounded warriors preparing for the Warrior Games.
  • AW2 Veteran Brendan Marrocco, featured in American Legion Magazine, lost all four limbs in combat and takes a positive attitude down the long road to independence.
  • AW2 Soldier SFC Scot Noss was featured in an Army News article about Rangers helping build a house for him.
  • AW2 Soldier SGT Dennet Oregon was featured in an OP-Ed article in The New York Times about not turning our backs on heroes.
  • AW2 Veteran Cristian Valle was featured in a KPIX-TV story about the Livermore community providing a helping hand.

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