SrA Heather Carter

Active Duty, Signals Intelligence Analyst

  • Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
  • Current Location: JB Langley-Eustis ABS, Yorktown ,Virginia
  • Injury or Illness: Amputee

A little about Me

Retired Senior Airman Heather Carter joined the Air Force in 2008 as a Signals Intelligence Analyst graduating in the Top 5% of her technical school class as the class leader. Her supervisors called her a “Critical conduit” helping facilitate an analysis of a system worth $100 million, proving herself to be a dedicated and highly motivated Airman. She always loved sports but, following her amputation, was unable to see ways around being able to be competitive again. Heather says, “The AFW2 helped me by introducing me to adaptive ways of performing sports that I previously loved and provided the means of psychologically accepting my new physique and way of life.” Her goal is to create a kayaking pro-gram for blind Air Force veterans and she hopes to work more with disabled person, helping out in many areas that she feels currently need work. Heather says she’s truly honored to represent the Air Force at Warrior Games, “It gives me a sense of accomplishment. After enduring my injury while rep-resenting the Air Force I thought my athletic days were over. This has shown me new ways of adapt-ing to sports again and getting selected has shown me how far I have come since the beginning.”

Awards and Decorations

  •   Joint Service Achievement Medal
  •   AF Outstanding Unit Award
  •   National Defense Service Medal
  •   Global War on Terrorism Service Medal