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Warrior Games Profile - Sarah 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 Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events.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.)

Warrior Games Profile

Name: Capt. Sarah Evans (Ret.)

Team: Invictus and Warrior Games
Sports: Swimming, Cycling, Shooting, Track & Field
DOB: 21 Sept 1985
Birthplace: Shalimar, FL
Hometown: Shalimar, FL
Current Residence: Alexandria, VA
Injury: Hemipelvectomy Amputation of Left Leg, Osteosarcoma

Personal Profile:

Retired Capt Sarah Evans received her commission into the Air Force in May 2008 after graduating from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting. Her first assignment was to Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Montana, as the Financial Analyst for the 341st Security Forces Group. She went on to be the Financial Services Officer for the base. Capt Evans deployed to New Kabul Compound, Kabul, Afghanistan with US Forces Afghainstan in October 2011. While deployed, she served as the program manager for the Afghan Reintegration Program. In January 2012, doctors at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan discovered a large mass in her left hip. She was medevac’d to San Antonio Military Medical Center where she was diagnosed with a high grade osteosarcoma, or stage III bone cancer. This eventually led to the amputation of her left leg. She is retired from active duty and working for the Air Education Training Command as a Budget Analyst for the Headquarters Account. She is married to Capt Joseph Evans.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Bachelor of Science, Business Admin/Accounting, The Citadel 2008 2nd Quarter 2009 Wing Staff CGO
2nd Quarter 2010 Wing Staff CGO
3rd Quarter 2010 CGO/FM for AFGSC

2010 Annual Wing Staff CGO
Air Force Commendation Medal (Malmstrom)
Joint Service Achievement Medal (Afghanistan)
2013 Warrior Games Bronze Medalist – Swimming
Stage 3 Cancer Survivor
2014 Invictus Games Medalist – Gold (cycling) and Bronze (shot put and discus)