Media and Interviews

Amputee War Veteran and Dad of 4 Dedicates Life to Helping Other Wounded Warriors

For years after he lost his left leg to an IED explosion in Afghanistan while running to rescue a wounded Marine, Anthony “Doc” Ameen lived with an open wound on his remaining leg as a constant reminder of the horror he experienced on July 21, 2008, in the Battle of Nowzad.

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Wounded Veteran Undergoes 33 Surgeries at Baptist Health to Save Leg

A combat-wounded veteran met with Baptist Health Hospital doctors and staff Monday ahead of the soldier’s 33rd surgery on his leg.

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Wounded veteran saved by South Florida surgeons

MIAMI (WSVN) – South Florida surgeons came together to help a soldier who was severely injured after he tried to save another soldier’s life.

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Baptist Health Helps Wounded Warrior Stand Strong

Ameen, a Navy corpsman in Afghanistan in 2008, was running to save a wounded Marine when he stepped on an IED and his legs, and life, shattered.

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Anthony Ameen lost left leg after stepping on IED in Afghanistan

A war veteran who received the Purple Heart after saving the life of a wounded Marine during an attack in Afghanistan arrived Monday in South Florida to undergo surgery to save his leg.

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Google facilitates needed help for wounded military veterans

In 2008, I was serving as a hospital corpsman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when my unit came under attack. As I rushed to help an injured Marine, I stepped on an IED. And in that split second, my life changed.

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A wartime injury inspired me to give back

In 2008, I was serving as a hospital corpsman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan when my unit came under attack. As I rushed to help an injured Marine, I stepped on an IED.

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Special Recognition – Wings for Warriors – April 23rd, 2017

Marine Corps

On behalf of the Marine Corps League Fountain Hills AZ Detachment 1439, I would like to thank all of our 20-plus sponsors, 60-plus golfers and the many volunteers, along with Desert Canyon Golf Club and its staff, for helping us have a successful 2017 Inaugural Golf Tournament!

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Veterans Keep Giving Back

Major Scott Smiley has a vision, even after losing the power of sight. Smiley is one of roughly 17 percent of wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffered an injury to their eyes, many of them left in partial or total blindness.

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Wounded in war, Ahwatukee vet helps other injured warriors

Anthony Ameen’s story is a battlefield story that resounds with heroism.
But the Ahwatukee man and Afghanistan war veteran, whoserved as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman from 2002-2010, doesn’t care much for the word “hero.”Unless it refers to other wounded warriors.The Class of 2000 Desert Vista High School alumnus, still known as “Doc” Ameen, cares so much for these returning injured warriors that he founded a nonprofit, called “Wings for Warriors,” six years ago to help them.

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Paralyzed Veteran’s Mom Awarded Dream Trip by ElDorado Mobility

Editor’s Note: Serving our country as a military service member is an honor and many times, changes the life trajectory of those who serve. Unfortunately, during combat, many pay the ultimate price for their service.

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Cigar and BBQ Smoke Take Wing for Warriors

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.

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Local police officers play basketball against retired pro athletes in fundraising event

Retired players from the NFL and NBA played hoops with local police at North Rockland High School in Haverstraw to raise money for “Wings for Warriors” – an organization that ensures soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan get adequate healthcare.

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Phoenix VA Keeping Its Distance From Medical Cannabis Study

Controversy is brewing around the Phoenix VA Health Care System, cannabis research and veterans.

Phoenix will be one of two sites for the first clinical study of medical marijuana as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans.

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Heroic Afghanistan War Vet Empowers Wounded Warriors

A decorated Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy from 2002 through 2010, Anthony Ameen served in 2nd Battalion/7th Marines – 1st Marine Division. In 2008, his life took an unexpected turn. After running to save the life of a wounded Marine in a counterattack, Ameen was severely wounded.

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Wings for Warriors has helped 1,500 wounded warriors & military families.

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Anthony “Doc” Ameen was serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2008 when he stepped on an IED while running to help an injured Marine. The explosion cost him his lower left leg and badly injured his right. A church raised $25,000 for what they called “Wings for Anthony” to help his parents fly to his bedside for a total of 32 surgeries.

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I am a fighter, and I am a veteran

Ameen is one of the subjects in the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Invisible Project (www.InvisibleProject.Org), a traveling photojournalistic showcase of the day-to-day experiences of real people with chronic pain and illness. The goal is to make visible the challenges associated with chronic pain that are often hidden behind the wall of hospitals, bedrooms and the confines of our minds. – Excerpted with permission from PainPathways Magazine.

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Local non-profit grows to national stage

When Ahwatukee resident Anthony Ameen returned from serving overseas in 2008, challenges were still ahead for the Marine Corp veteran. Despite serving with the 2nd Battalion/7th Marines — 1st Marine Division, with whom he saw action nearly every day before an improvised explosive device cost him his most of his left leg, he nonetheless faced immense difficulty getting the medical treatment and financial compensation that should have been afforded to him by his service.

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Honor Role: Wings for Warriors

Anthony Ameen was a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy. He has extensive medical knowledge and has assisted many of his fellow veterans. He also nearly lost his life in combat while deployed.

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Anthony Ameen – Wings For Warriors

Anthony Ameen – Invisible Project

Anthony Ameen is a combat veteran. Having served our country from 2002-2010 as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman, Anthony is the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Valor Distinction and two Good Conduct Medals. For the past seven years, he has lived with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as chronic pain from the injuries he sustained overseas.

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ASU students turn research into action to help vets with PTSD

Sept. 11, 2002, was a proud day for Anthony “Doc” Ameen, one that he’ll never forget. One year to the day after the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center, Ameen swore an oath of enlistment in the U.S. Navy.

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Wings for Warriors program gears up to help veterans

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.

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Bigger Faster Stronger Training 9/11 Event

Return The Service to Our Veterans!

U.S. Navy medic Anthony Ameen talks VA healthcare problems.

National PSA

Our Founder/CEO being featured in a National PSA for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Vocation Rehabilitation Program.

‘Local veteran to tell his story at Service Appreciation Dinner’

Febuary 19th, 2013: Anthony Ameen knows what it means to have the support of the community as a wounded veteran.

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‘Retired Navy Hospital Corpsman Fights for Wounded Warriors’

April 4th, 2012: EVB Live

Wings for Warriors was featured on EVB Live to showcase and highlight our organization.

Helping our wounded warriors: AF native comes home from combat to help other veterans

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.

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‘Wings for Warriors’

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.

‘The World’s Deadliest Arms Race’

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.

‘Wounded Ahwatukee warrior finds role aiding other veterans’

October 15th, 2011: AZ Central It was July 21, 2008, when Desert Vista High School 2000 alumnus Anthony Ameen’s life changed forever.

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Wings for Warriors Founder Anthony Ameen on Last Call With Carson Daly

May 2011: Last Call With Carson Daly Wings for Warriors founder Anthony Ameen speaks with Carson Daly about the organization, the obstacles returning wounded veterans face, and why Wings for Warriors is close to his heart.

‘An American Hero’

March 2011: Gateway Magazine The Ahwatukee man’s inspiring story of bravery and camaraderie begins with a serendipitous step into the Navy recruitment office as a Desert Vista High School graduate looking for direction. What he found was an extended family and a love of medicine.

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‘Wings For Warriors Beginnings’

March 19, 2011: By Selena Larson

Anthony Ameen speaks with Selena Larson concerning the origins of the Wings for Warriors organization.

‘Heroes: Anthony Ameen’

January 2010: CNN News CNN’s Philippa Holland tells the heroic story of veteran Anthony Ameen.

Fight of his life

A combat-wounded veteran forms Wings for Warriors
to help stop government injustices toward injured soldiers.

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