...Sergeant Christopher Pruitt pushed through the door of the house firing his 9 mm pistol, hitting the crouching figure three times in the chest. Keyed up by an adrenaline rush, he kept moving at the head of his three-man stack through another door to come face to face with another insurgent, “a big guy with a full beard and an AK47.” Another insurgent suddenly appeared from the left, and everyone opened fire. Pruitt was hit in the wrist and leg and put out of the fight. Corporal Ryan Weemer fired his pistol. “I unloaded a whole pistol magazine into the guy. I shot him so many times his gear was on fire.”LEARN MORE
We are excited about the future pavilion that will provide veterans a place to have "screened porch therapy” as well as allow AHERO to connect the veterans with all of the vital resources that will drastically improve their quality of life.Learn More
Please Sponsor a Wounded Service Member or Veteran’s Participation at the Warrior Hook-Up Weekend on Pensacola Beach.Learn More
Thank you to all who supported and participated in the 5th annual AHERO "Warrior Hook-Up" event. The feedback received from the active duty and Veteran participants has been universally positive and gracious but I think we can all agree that the the community, as a whole, receives tremendous benefit from the type of outreach that the "Hook-Up" has grown into over these past 5 years. We acknowledge their sacrifice and we give back through engagement and participation.Read More
AHERO has been a great organization for me, they have taught me how to cope and live with my experiences while enjoying the great outdoors. AHERO screen porch therapy has helped me to open up and be able to express my feelings with out the burden of feeling judged because the veterans I talk with have experienced some of the same combat related problems I have faced since returning home.
There are 29 veterans a day that commit suicide.. if they knew about these great programs maybe they wouldn’t pull that trigger.