Air Compassion for Veterans

‘Some Angels Over There’

By suzanne rhodes on January 27, 2016

The drive from Peachtree City, Georgia, to Rochester, Minnesota, is a long and weary ride for any traveler, but for Tom A., the hardship was nearly unbearable. That’s because Tom, 70, suffers from a blood cancer known as amyloidosis that he’s been battling for 15 years. He receives treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,[…]

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Positive Witness

By Jacqueline O'Dell on July 25, 2014

Staff Sergeant Joel D., had just lost his leg in a firefight. Everything changed in that instant. Simultaneously, his friends back in the states were looking forward to partying. His sniper partner was just looking forward to seeing him conscious again. The injuries occurred in 2007. Still, Joel’s memory of that day stands as sharp[…]

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Heart of Resilience

By Jacqueline O'Dell on March 17, 2014

They are unforgettable. Pillars of peak physical conditioning, perfectly polished shrill, and uniformed hats of terror, a drill instructor is a prime example of an indestructible human force. As for hard-charging TSgt Matthew Z, a series of deployments—and all he endured after—eventually leveled him.Diagnosed with PTSD after back-to-back deployments to the Middle East as a[…]

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A Salute to the ‘Hyperbaric Miracle’

By suzanne rhodes on October 28, 2013

By Christina Correa, Intern, Old Dominion Universityby Christina Correa, Intern, Old Dominion UniversityThat time of the year had come again for Mercy Medical Airlift (MMA) to pay tribute to our veterans and wounded warriors at the Seventh ‘Annual Halos and Heroes celebration on October 12. What better way to honor those who serve our nation[…]

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Winning the War of Recovery

By suzanne rhodes on October 10, 2013

By Christina Correa, Intern, Old Dominion University When Hugo G., a soldier in the U.S. Army through the Puerto Rican National Guard, was stationed in Iraq in 2004, war for the U.S. was near its end. For Hugo, however, the war was just beginning. “I wanted to serve in whatever way my country needed me,” he said. He[…]

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ACV’s Jim Smith on Talk Radio

By suzanne rhodes on October 10, 2013

Listen to this compelling radio interview with Jim Smith, ACV chief of staff, as he shares stories of wounded veterans and the healing they’ve received as ACV pays back a little by providing life-saving trips.http://voiceofwarriors.com/vow-talk-radio-3/

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It’s About the Soldier

By Ivey on June 6, 2013

Veteran Is Strong Advocate for Disabled Warriors By Jacqueline O’Dell, Student Intern, Regent University What defines wealth? For some, it could be the reward of seeing carefree grandchildren playing in the backyard. For others, living in a long sought-after dream home may be it. But for Army veteran and wounded warrior advocate Joel Hunt, wealth is defined[…]

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Saluting Is a Lifelong Theme

By suzanne rhodes on February 4, 2013

Guest blog by Ed Boyer “A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect.  Salutes are primarily associated with armed forces, but other organizations and civil people also use salutes.”  (An official definition)  Throughout my life the salute has been a common theme—in my young years rendered to the flag daily in school or outside school when showing[…]

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A Tribute to Great Americans

By suzanne rhodes on October 23, 2012

We call it Halos and Heroes. It’s an annual event held in a hangar that houses a breathtaking array of vintage aircraft and honors the sacrifices of great men and women who have nobly served their country. The “Halos” are volunteer Angel Flight pilots who transport patients in their own planes to specialized treatment and assume all the associated costs.  The[…]

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More Than Just a Dog, but a Military Hero

By suzanne rhodes on July 24, 2012

By Candice Gindle, Intern, Virginia Wesleyan College                 In the eyes of those who know of her fame, eight-year-old Lucca is not just a dog, but a brave soldier. Lucca, a Belgian Malinois, is a military working dog who has served in three deployments– two in Iraq and[…]

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