AW2 Weekly Digest March 29-April 2

  • AW2 Soldier SPC Jake Altman, featured in Stars and Stripes, found new freedom in scuba classes.
  • AW2 Veterans John Barnes and John Felix, featured in DOD News, participated in the 24th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.
  • AW2 Soldier 1LT Brian Brennan, featured in The Tampa Tribune, participated in the Honda Grand Prix 5-kilometer road race.
  • AW2 Veterans Heath Calhoun, Robert Canine, Nathan Hunt, Wesley Leon-Barrientos, Ryan Newell, and Joshua Wells, featured on PR Newswire, will receive specially adapted houses from a nonprofit.
  • AW2 Veterans Heath Calhoun and Andy Soule were mentioned in a DOD News article about the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic providing disabled Veterans a pathway to the Paralympics.
  • AW2 Veteran Heath Calhoun, featured on the NASCAR Web site, was selected as the namesake for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and will serve as Grand Marshal on May 1.
  • AW2 Soldier CPT Ivan Castro was featured on the Realneo Web site in an article about blind faith and determination.
  • BG Gary Cheek, Warrior Transition Command Commander, and AW2 Soldier LTC Greg Gadson and AW2 Veteran Nathan Hunt, featured in Business Wire, participated in the 2nd Annual Texas Challenge.
  • AW2 Advocate Christine Cook and AW2 Veteran Aubrey Jollotta were featured in a KUNC Community Radio article about the support he received from AW2 and National Organization on Disability.
  • AW2 Veteran Larry Henderson was featured in the News Herald in an article about writing a book providing an outlet for what he was feeling.
  • AW2 Soldier 2LT Richard Ingram, featured in DOD News, is an inspiration for a couple running a synchronized 50-mile run.
  • AW2 Veteran Toby Montoya was featured in the South Town Star in an article about his injury, recovery, and hopes to help other injured Soldiers.
  • AW2 Veteran Ryan Newell, featured in The Kansan, was selected by a national nonprofit organization to receive a new house.
  • AW2 Soldier SFC Josh Olson was featured in a MSNBC series on a prosthetic team’s efforts to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.
  • AW2 Veteran Andy Soule was featured in Yahoo! News article about the Paralympics going back to its military roots.

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