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We really do have the technology: 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension
One wounded warrior wanted to amble around the hotel pool during his honeymoon without strapping on prosthetic legs. Another wanted ice skates to fit snugly onto his prosthetic feet so he’d receive the sensory feedback he’d come to expect when engaging in his favorite pastime. And yet another wanted to hold a fishing rod while enjoying full use of the hook where his hand used to be.
0 11/03
2017
Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC
For most, an amputation would be the greatest challenge they have ever faced in life, but for one Reserve Airman, the real struggle came when he fought to keep serving.
0 8/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 29
In this look around the Air Force, an amputee Air Force pilot gets back into the cockpit, Airmen are given the opportunity to retrain into special operations without risking their current Air Force specialty code, and the Air Force secretary honors the Air Force's longest serving civilian.
0 7/29
2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron pilot, checks the wing of an HC-130J Combat King II during pre-flight checks, July 22, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Wise is the sixth Air Force pilot to return to the cockpit after becoming an amputee. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)
Amputee regains wings
An HC-130J Combat King II pilot at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, became the sixth amputee and the first female amputee to return to the cockpit. After an above-the-knee amputation and nearly 15 months of rehabilitation -- learning to walk, run and fly again -- Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, a 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J pilot, was medically cleared to retake to the skies on July 22.
0 7/25
2016
Mike Dreyer, Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, representing the Air Force, shakes hands with his team members during team introductions at the 3rd annual Amputee Warrior Softball Classic June 6, 2015, at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, Md. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) Take me out to the ballgame, warrior style
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team members and athletes from the NFL joined forces to compete in the 3rd annual Amputee Warrior Softball Classic June 6 at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, Maryland.
0 6/09
2015
Staff Sgt. Rey Edenfield poses with his wife, Amy, and their two sons, Grayson, left, and Dawson on the front porch of their home Aug. 28, 2014. The picture was taken almost a year after Edenfield was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in his left leg being amputated six inches below the knee. Edenfield is an air traffic controller at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello) Amputee Airman defies odds, returns to active duty
His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves.
1 9/15
2014
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