Designed to directly support individuals within the military community who are currently participating in sustainable access to evidence-based, trauma-informed, and adaptive resources that support the health, resilience, and connection of the entire military family.
For individuals applying for a Memorial Scholarship (in-person training) in honor of a Veteran or Service Member. An Advanced Training Application is required.
SGT Scott D Sather
The original portrait was presented November 8th, 2019 to his mother, Karin Craft, wife, Melanie Sather and family in Pensacola, FL during a special memorial event held by the Combat Control Association.
Died April 8, 2003, Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom | 29, of Clio, Mich.; assigned to 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.; killed in action on April 8, 2003, in Iraq.
Scott graduated from Clio High School in 1991, where he played football and baseball. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1992 and immediately began training to become a Combat Air Controller. Currently, the Combat Controller units consist of 300 elite airmen assigned to work on the ground near or ahead of front-line combat troops and to guide attack planes to nearby targets.
Scott was very passionate about his time in the military. During his decade-long military career, he earned several medals, including the Bronze Star and four Air Force Combat medals for his commitment to his team, service, and getting the job done.
Scott is remembered for his caring nature and strong heart. He leaves behind his wife, Melanie, mother and step-father, Karin and Lucky Craft, father and step-mother, Rod and Laurie Sather, along with his siblings, Derek, Jason Sather, Jason Craft, Becky, and Lisa along with many other friends and family.
SSG Edwardo Loredo
Edwardo Loredo SSG, US Army 2/508 PIR, 4BCT, 82 Airborne Division 25 June 1975 – 24 June 2010 Originally from Houston, Texas, SSG Edwardo Loredo enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 as an Airborne Infantryman. He was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy and deployed to combat with them twice, once to Iraq in support of OIF and once to Afghanistan in support of OEF.
In May 2007, SSG Loredo was reassigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served and deployed to Iraq with the 51st Long Range Surveillance Team, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and ultimately to Afghanistan with the 2/508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division.
SSG Edwardo Loredo was a squad leader assigned to Company C, 2/508th PIR, 4th BCT when he died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, daughter, Laura-Isabelle and son, Eduardo.
Eddie’s passion for life was contagious and his smile lit up a room. His best qualities were the deep love he had for his children and his never-quit mentality. He was an extremely loyal Soldier and friend, a proud father, and a loving husband. His passion for fitness was strong and his love for food was even stronger.
Eddie believed wholeheartedly in fighting for what he believed in, which included cultivating the life he wanted to live, which was filled with gratitude, service and love.
LTC Jaimie Leonard
Lieutenant Colonel Leonard was killed in Afghanistan on June 8, 2013. She was highly committed to mentoring young women in her local community and in the military. Jaimie Leonard was a 1992 graduate of Warwick Valley H.S. in New York, a 1997 graduate of the United States Military Academy, and a 2007 graduate of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Jaimie Leonard has a special connection to faculty members and students in our Warriors at Ease community.
“It was not until I actually went to war in Iraq and when fellow soldiers in my unit failed to make it back from patrol did I truly internalize the distinction. It wasn’t until then that I truly valued how these brave men and women who died serving our country deserved their own day memorializing their sacrifice. Furthermore, realizing it is not only their sacrifice that requires recognition, but also their family left behind. My best friend lost her husband in Iraq and I think a piece of her also died that day.”