...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
AHero is proud to partner with UFC Championship contender Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson for the latest AHero event: The UFC Championship Title bout at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, scheduled tentatively for sometime in May or June of 2016. This campaign aims to send 2 AHero Veterans to Las Vegas with VIP accommodations and ringside seats at the fight. Veterans will also be treated to a Pre-event training session with the Main Event Fighters'.Learn More
Capt. Lee Stuckey helps Veterans deal with the trauma of war by inviting them to his beautiful Alabama farm where they can hunt, fish, and share stories that allow them to heal in fellowship with others going through similar struggles. Not all stories are sad, though. These guys know how to have a good time, and each event is sure to be filled with laughter and smiles. Stuckey recently received a loan from Alabama AG Credit that will enable him to build a lodge that will accommodate these guys on his property any day of the year.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.