Warrior Games Profile - Joshua Robistow

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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 Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events.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. Joshua Robistow 

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Cycling, Shooting and Sitting Volleyball DOB: 18 Jan 1979
Birthplace: Newport News, VA
Hometown: Military Family
Current Residence: Grand Forks, ND
Injury: L5 fusion, hearing loss, PTSD

Personal Profile:

TSgt Robistow joined the Air Force on 12 November 1997. After basic training, he went to technical school at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas for Utilities Systems. His first duty station was Shaw AFB, South Carolina. He PCS’d to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska in 2001 where he deployed to several places including Iraq in 2003. He then moved to the 820th RED HORSE Squadron in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004 and deployed twice to Iraq in 2005 and 2007. In Iraq, he was a gunner and a combat medic on convoy logistics patrols. He also did four humanitarian missions to Guyana, Peru, Nicaragua, and Panama where they built clinics, schools, and water wells for indigent communities. In 2008, he moved to Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota where he is stationed now. He deployed for the fourth time to Iraq in 2009 where he was stationed with the Navy Seals doing construction. He met his wife, Jennifer, in 2010 and was married to her on 28 July 2012. They have two children, Lily and Nicholas, and two dogs, Tiny and Hobie.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Air Force Achievement Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal First Oak Leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
Associates Degree in Biology Ecological Controls through CCAF
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal Second Oak Leaf Cluster
Bachelors of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management