Wounded Warriors

Operation Education: Helps Injured Vets Reach Their Goals

Looking up in classroom

University of Idaho student Tom Prewitt didn't know fear until his Army unit boarded a plane in Germany in January 2002. Cpl. Prewitt's unit was the first Army unit to enter the Afghanistan war zone in January 2002. "We had to load our M16s prior to takeoff, and when we landed, we were told by the Air Force to hurry up and get off their plane,"... more

Wounded Warrior Doesn't Let Injury Interfere with Marine Career

Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisors Course at the Quantico Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, completes a physical training session with Master Gunnery Sgt. Amber Hecht, a lead instructor in the FAC. (Courtesy photo)

QUANTICO, Va — "This seemed like a good way to give back to the Marine Corps and thank them for letting me stick around after I got wounded," said Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisor Course (FAC) at the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. Sigman, who graduated from the three-we... more

Last-Minute Senate Fight Snares Repeal of VA Fertility Treatment Ban

Father and baby hand in hand.

WASHINGTON -- Congress was poised Thursday to lift a 24-year ban on wounded veterans receiving fertility treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs following a landmark agreement between the House and Senate. But repeal of the ban, which would be a hard-fought victory for thousands of veterans hoping to start families, was sti... more

Air Force Family Wounded in Brussels Airport Attack Back in States

People walk away from the broken windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels after an explosion on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Air Force Lt. Col. Kato Martinez and his four children, who were gravely wounded in the Brussels airport terror attack that killed wife and mother Gail Minglana Martinez, are back in the U.S. while undergoing lengthy rehabilitation. The non-profit Building Homes for Heroes group, which modifies and builds homes for wounded veterans, said Wedne... more

New Home Latest in 'Fairy Tale Transformation' for Wounded Marine

Lance Cpl. Larry Bailey in Sangin, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2011. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Christopher M. Burke)

Not many people would consider what happened to Marine Cpl. Larry Bailey a happy story, but his father prefers to look at the way life changed for his son after his catastrophic battle injuries. The younger Bailey lost his left hand and both legs below the knee in an explosion in Afghanistan. That was in June 2011, when his unit was kicking of... more

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