Warrior Games Profile - Scott Palomino

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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 Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events.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 Scott Palomino (Ret.)

Team: Invictus and Warrior Games
Sport: Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball and Sitting Volleyball DOB: 1 Nov 1983
Birthplace: El Paso, TX
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Current Residence: San Antonio, TX
Injury: Left Leg Below the Knee Amputation, PTSD, TBI

Personal Profile:

Retired SrA Scott Palomino was a Command and Control Battle Management Operator assigned to the 603rd Air Control Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. While performing theater air support at Balad AB in Iraq, Scott lost his left leg below the knee in a mortar attack on 10 April. Scott is married to Amanda Palomino and has one daughter, Abigail Grace.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Purple Heart Recipient, 2004
Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) from Texas A&M University
Air Force Commendation Medal, 2004
Air Force Senior Airman Below-the-Zone Promotion
Air Force Basic Training Honor Graduate
2014 Invictus Games Silver Medalist – Shot Put and Wheelchair basketball