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Alex-Isa Marie J.

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Review for Veterans Airlift Command, Saint Louis Park, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2012 while on dismounted patrol I stepped on an IED losing both of my legs. I completed my recovery at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland and moved back home to Woodland, California. While my VA experience has been good, nothing compares to the care you receive at Walter Reed.

It has been a long time sense I had been to Walter Reed and I need a lot of work done on my prostheses. So I contact Veterans Airlift Command to see if they could fly me out there. The experience flying with VAC has been like no other. Flying commercially is difficult because of the small spaces, having to take prosthetics off for comfort and switching planes. Having to get off the plane in a timely manner and rush to our connecting flight is always a challenge. Flying with VAC I did not have to worry about any of that. The crew was awesome and the flight was very comfortable, resulting in less pain than what I usually experience flying commercially. The entire process was easy, from requesting the mission to boarding the flight.

I am so incredibly grateful for the flight crew who flew us to Walter Reed, Veterans Airlift Command, Carrington Charitable Foundation and their donors.

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