The 2015 Wounded Warrior Experience will include a discussion profiling several wounded warriors who have served on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with individuals who have worked to ease their transition home.
This is the sixth year for the event, which will once again be hosted by Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent for Fox News.
To attend this free event, e-mail or call 703-302-1012 ext. 227. Click here to download the event’s registration form.
Jennifer Griffin is the National Security Correspondent for FOX News Channel. She has been based at the Pentagon covering military and intelligence matters since March 2007.
A graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a Bachelor’s degree in comparative politics. She and her husband, Greg Myre, wrote a book, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, about their time in Israel.
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Former U.S. Navy officer, blinded by an IED in Afghanistan, now an American Paralympian, holding the World Record in the 400m and 100m freestyle among fully blind swimmers. He won two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
The 13th Sergeant Major of the Army, serving in that capacity for more than seven years. He served a total of 36 years, in every enlisted leadership position from cavalry scout and tank commander to his position as Sergeant Major of the Army. Representing Veterans United Home Loans.
United States Army Veteran, Cancer survivor, and author with 15 years of service. Major Boothe continues to serve the nation as the founder of Final Salute Inc., which provides housing for homeless female veterans, and helps establish futures plans towards independence.
Patriot Hernandez has served multiple tours in the Middle East in a wide range of assignments. He was wounded in March 2008, when he used his body to shield occupants of an open bunker from indirect fire at Forward Operating Base Phoenix. Patriot Hernandez retired from the Air Force in 2013, and is now the National Adjutant of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
The automatic weapon gunner for the lead vehicle of her platoon near Fallujah, Iraq, when her convoy was ambushed and she was struck by enemy fire. She continued to return fire until she was hit by a second round, forcing her from the battle.
A native of Puerto Rico, he joined the U.S. Army in 2001, serving on four deployments. On his second deployment to Afghanistan in April, 2004, his Humvee hit a mine, severing his right leg and badly damaging his left. Representing the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.
United States Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in the epic Battle of Fallujah in 2004 before being wounded.
Retired Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, wounded in Iraq in 2009, subsequently losing his right leg. He has since gone on to win multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals at the Warrior Games and made the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Team for shot put.
Active duty Soldier with 11 years of service, including four deployments - 3 to Iraq, one to Afghanistan. He is currently being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.