Warrior Games Profile - Andrew T. Evans

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(Editor's Note: From September 28 to October 4, more than 40 athletes representing the Air Force will be in Colorado Springs competing in the 2014 Warrior Games. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they represent. Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events. The most current player information is below.)


Name: Tech Sgt. Andrew T. Evans (Ret.)

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Shooting, Cycling
DOB: 17 June 1981
Birthplace: Blackfoot, ID Hometown: Shelley, ID
Current Residence: Idaho Falls, ID Injury: T6-7 Paralysis

Personal Profile:

Retired TSgt Andrew Evans joined the Air Force Reserves on May 14, 2003. He was assigned to the 67th Aerial Port Squadron as an Air Transportation Technician. Over the years, he has completed annual tours to Osan AB, South Korea; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Anderson AB, Guam; Norfolk NAS, Virginia; Travis AFB, California and Ramstien AB, Germany. In 2010, TSgt Evans went on his first deployment to Thumrait, Oman, where he worked as a load planner preparing cargo deployed into Afghanistan. Two years later, in 2012, TSgt Evans deployed for a second time to Manas, Kyrgyzstan working to deploy troops to various locations within the area of responsibility. In June 2013, while on annual tour to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, TSgt Evans was injured in a hiking accident, breaking his back and injuring his spinal cord. In June 2014, TSgt Evans was medically retired from the Air Force. He is married to Kari Jo Evans and has 2 daughters Ellie (6) and Emmie (3).

Personal/Professional Achievements:

B.S. Degree in Physics
2011 NCO of the Year for 419th Fighter Wing
AF Commendation Medal
Attended AFW2 Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program