IAVA Member Veteran
Azura Meadows joined the United States Air Force on June 6, 2000. During Security Forces technical training she volunteered for a rapidly deployable unit the 823rd SFS at Moody, AFB in Valdosta, GA. She deployed to Kuwait twice, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Afghanistan and Iraq. She patrolled the air base and the perimeter in support of airbase defense. Azura also volunteered for humanity missions. During that time she was awarded Airman of the Month, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal and a recognition letter from American Red Cross for humanitarian missions delivering food, school supplies and other goods to local villages.
Azura recently completed a fellowship through The Mission Continues for veteran adaptive sports and training. She teaches and provides assistance in archery, disc golf, wheelchair basketball, cross country skiing, turkey hunts, 5K events, community outreach as well as attending events and performing other duties. She believes in the mission and has seen first hand how recreation and sports can enhance a person’s well being.
Azura completed her Bachelors Degree in health science with a minor in holistic health and recreation leadership. In Spring 2016 she plans on pursuing a masters degree in social work with a concentration in rehab therapy. During her pursuit she would like to continue working with community outreach programs that assist veterans.