...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
On November 9, 2017, Representative Charlie Crist (FL) and Representative Jeff Denham (CA) introduced H.R. 4345, the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2017. The bill would create coordination between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Attorney General to provide grants and technical assistance to the State circuit court systems that have adopted Veterans Treatment Court Programs or have filed a notice of intent to establish a Veterans Treatment Court Program with the Secretary.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.