TSgt Jason Caswell

Active Duty, Aerospace Maintenance

  • Hometown: Jacksonville, Arkansas
  • Current Location: Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
  • Injury or Illness: Amputee
  • Location Injury Occurred: United Kingdom

A little about Me

Tech Sgt. Caswell joined the Air Force in 2001 as a Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman, working on heavy aircraft such as the C-5, C-17 and C-130. His career took him to RAF Lakenheath, United King-dom where he was involved in intramural rugby. During a match in 2010 he suffered a fractured leg from a dirty hit, an injury that require multiple surgeries, eventually leading to a below-the-knee amputation right leg. Jason fought hard to return to full duty status following his injury, which would allow him to deploy. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support he was responsible for aircrew briefings and supporting the movement of over 34,400 passengers and 27, 100 tons of cargo. Three weeks after returning from his deployment he com-peted at the 2017 Air Force Trials, earning a position on the team as the Co-Captain for a second time. He said this opportunity, “Means everything to me. I get to show people that life is not over because you are hurt. I truly never thought I could get back to where I am at now, but I did and it is time for me to show what I really can do.” Sgt. Caswell has a long-term goal of retiring from the military, with a short-term goal of making Master Sgt.; a goal he found out he met with the E-8 promotion results.

Awards and Decorations

  •   AF Commendation Medal
  •   AF Achievement Medal
  •   National Defense Service Medal
  •   AF Training Ribbon