TSgt Jett Blackwell

Active Duty, Fuels Craftsman

  • Hometown: Bethany, Oklahoma
  • Current Location: Indio, California
  • Injury or Illness: TBI
  • Location Injury Occurred: Bangor, Maine

A little about Me

Tech Sgt. Blackwell joined the Air Force in November 2005 as a Fuels Craftsman where he was con-sidered to be mission oriented and meticulous. He was an essential part of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, helping to move over 1,300 tons of cargo to those in need following the devastating event. His personal goals are to travel more, get promoted and develop support groups so he can live a healthier life style, gaining more physical and spiritual strength. He says, “The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) gave me endless resources, stood by my side when I felt alone and lost, made me be-lieve in myself again, and followed through on all promised tasks. AFW2 Adaptive Sports has helped me manage the stress in my life and I have built strong relationships with my new teammates in Wheelchair Basketball, Archery, and Air Rifle. To any warrior out there who will be attending an AFW2 sports event I say, ‘Have fun!’ Take the time to get to know other athletes, try a new sport or activity, and stay focused. When you work hard you will see results and who knows, maybe you will be a sports star!”

Awards and Decorations

  •  AF Commendation Medal
  •  National Defense Service Medal
  •  AF Outstanding Unit Award