TSgt Terrance Williams

Active Duty, Security Forces

  • Hometown: Kankakee, Illinois
  • Current Location: McConnell AFB, Kansas
  • Injury or Illness: PTSD
  • Location Injury Occurred: Afghanistan

A little about Me

Tech Sgt. Terrance Williams joined the Air Force in 1997 as a Security Forces Defender, deploying nine times to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. At one point he was stationed at the busiest airfield in the Department of Defense and faced 125+ indirect fire attacks while he protected 30,000 coalition forces and $3 billion in military assets. His first combative deployment was to Kirkuk, Iraq in 2006 where he said, “That deployment was an eye-opener. It was the first time I had been in a combat zone, and I saw a lot of bad things happen.” Terrance went on 5 more back-to-back combat deployments after the trip to Kirkuk, further deepening the issues he developed. He says his involvement with AFW2, “Got me out of my shell. It showed me there was more I could do and that I don’t need to identify myself with my particular issue.“ He believes that you should try everything and never quit saying, “You might find that the sports you thought you could no longer do are there for you and you only need to adapt a little bit to be successful.”

Awards and Decorations

  •   AF Commendation Medal w/4 OLC
  •   AF Achievement Medal w/3 OLC
  •   Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal