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Warrior Games Profile - Jeremiah Means

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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 Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events.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: Senior Airman Jeremiah Means (Ret.)

Team: Invictus and Warrior Games
Sports: Cycling, Swimming, Shooting, Archery, and Rowing
DOB: 27 Jul 1985
Birthplace: Columbus, GA
Hometown: Midland, GA
Current Residence: Columbus, GA
Injury: Su Sac’s Syndrome, Hearing loss, Retinal artery occlusion of the right eye, unstable gait

Personal Profile:

Retired SrA Jeremiah Means joined the Air Force in 2007 after he completed his EMT-I certification and two years of pre nursing school at Columbus State University. After basic training, he was assigned to Sheppard AFB, Texas where he went on to finish in the top of his class in Phase 1,2, and 3 of his career field training and received a number of letters of recommendation for his work. He was also one of the youngest to graduate in his class to be an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician and graduated with honors from survival school. He was then assigned to the 908th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and was additionally training and testing to be a survival Specialist. He completed the Physical Aptitude and Stamina Test but while preparing to deploy he became sick with Su Sac’s Syndrome from his vaccination shots. After 2 months of hospitalization and 3 years of outpatient therapy, SrA Means was medically retired from the Air Force in June 2013. He and his wife, Ashley, became involved in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program in February 2014.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Earned his EMT-1 certification
Named Dorm Chief of his basic flight
Received a letter of recommendation from his Squadron Commander for helping a hurt trainee during Basic Training
Successfully completed SERE school
Successfully completed PAST test