TSgt Joshua Smith

Retired, Aircrew Flight Equipment

  • Hometown: Fairfield, Montana
  • Current Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Injury or Illness: Bilateral hip replacement, cervical neck strain, thoracolumbar spine disease
  • Location Injury Occurred: Washington State

A little about Me

Retired Tech Sgt. Joshua Smith joined the Air Force 2003 as an Aircrew Flight Equipment specialist. During the POW Camp and Resistance Training portion of Combat Survival School, Joshua was thrown into a culvert that led to injuries that plagued him for over thirteen years. He had bilateral hip surgery in 2015, and surgery on the right shoulder and elbow shoulder surgery which decreased his range of motion. Joshua feels AFW2 impacted his recovery in a positive way saying, “I have been impacted through the adaptive sports program, the association with other Wounded Warriors, the mentoring of the staff, and the association with other branches.” His experience representing the Air Force leaves him humbled and honored and says, “This is a huge blessing that has helped me continue to train, work hard, overcome, and adapt to my new lifestyle with the injuries, illnesses, and wounds I have suffered while serving on active duty for 13 years.”

Awards and Decorations

  •   AF Commendation Medal w/2 OLC
  •   AF Achievement Medal
  •   Meritorious Unit Award
  •   AF Outstanding Unit Award w/ 3 OLC
  •   AF Good Conduct Medal w/ 3 OLC
  •   National Defense Service Medal