WOODBURY – Anthony Ameen founded Wings for Warriors five years ago to better help veterans cope with their post-war realities. His non-profit offers counseling and financial assistance to those who have served our country, while promoting public awareness of the unique challenges facing our wounded warriors. Organizers of the Quad State Herf XI (held this year at West Point’s bucolic Lake Frederick Recreation center) raised more than $20,000 for both Wings for Warriors and Hudson Valley Honor Flight thanks to this sold out event’s twin draw of cigars and world-class barbecue.
When Anthony Ameen was injured in Afghanistan in 2008, his world was turned upside down.
Ameen served from 2002 to 2010 as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy. In 2008, he was in Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division. While running to save one of his men during a counterattack, he stepped on an improvised explosive device and ended up losing the lower half of his left leg.
U.S. Navy medic Anthony Ameen talks VA healthcare problems.
Our Founder/CEO being featured in a National PSA for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Vocation Rehabilitation Program.
April 4th, 2012: EVB Live
Wings for Warriors was featured on EVB Live to showcase and highlight our organization.
Anthony Ameen admits he used to be a little wild in high school. Now 30, with eight years of military service and two tours overseas on his resume, those days have been left behind.
The Ahwatukee Foothills native now focuses on helping his fellow veterans. Ameen was seriously injured in Afghanistan by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and lost the bottom half of his right leg. He stepped on one as he was running to the aid of a wounded soldier.
March 8th, 2012: Good Morning Arizona
Some people “talk” about doing something, others just do it. When Anthony Ameen saw a problem for some veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, he started Wings for Warriors. 3TV’s Kaley O’Kelley and Javier Soto sat down with him to learn more about the organization, which helps wounded soldiers returning from the wars.
October 17, 2011: National Geographic Channel & Brook Lapping ‘The World’s Deadliest Arms Race’ tells the real story of how roadside bombs, built in back street village workshops, have become the Taliban’s ‘perfect weapon’ in their war against the coalition in Afghanistan.
March 19, 2011: By Selena Larson
Anthony Ameen speaks with Selena Larson concerning the origins of the Wings for Warriors organization.
January 2010: CNN News CNN’s Philippa Holland tells the heroic story of veteran Anthony Ameen.