Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.
New prosthetic device can translate muscle movements from the severed limb into complex movements that more closely follow a human hand.
Wounded Warriors won’t need to take off their shoes, jackets or hats when going through airport security.
Starting Wednesday at airports nationwide, including Reagan National, Dulles and BWI, the Transportation Security Administration will offer expedited screenings to severely injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces.