SSgt Cory Stanley

Active Duty, Air Transportation

  • Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
  • Current Location: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
  • Injury or Illness: Back injury, TBI, PTSD
  • Location Injury Occurred: Turkey

A little about Me

Staff Sergeant Cory Stanley joined the Air Force in 2006 as an Air Transportation and Vehicle Management specialist. He manages deployments for a 243 member squadron, scheduling physical health assessments, coordinating billeting, and transportation. In 2009 SSgt Stanley was exposed to a blast on deployment and later in 2015 while deployed to Turkey was rear ended in a car accident which ultimately lead to a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and multiple back issues. He said, “AFW2 and my current Med Board Resource Center has literally saved my life. They have given me purpose, a better outlook on life, and a new family of friends I can count on.” Cory wants to remind everybody to ask for help if you need it, “Never give up on yourself, know you always have family in the AFW2. Try and see what you’re capable of and get off the couch.” It is that motivation that led to his selection to represent the Air Force at Warrior Games, something he feels honored to do saying, “I want it to represent a symbol of hope to any others out there that might not have been able to participate. Remember, we’re all in the fight together.”

Awards and Decorations

  •   AF Commendation Medal
  •   AF Achievement Medal w/2 OLC