Wounded Warrior Pilot – a Win-Win for New Employer and Air force

Gunar Moschner, a former senior airman who was severely injured while deployed to Southwest Asia, now works with the 325th Mission Support Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Using the Air Force's Wounded Warrior Employment Program, Mr. Moschner was able to obtain a job as an Air Force civilian, after he medically separated from the service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jonathan Gibson)

Gunar Moschner, a former senior airman who was severely injured while deployed to Southwest Asia, now works with the 325th Mission Support Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Using the Air Force's Wounded Warrior Employment Program, Mr. Moschner was able to obtain a job as an Air Force civilian, after he medically separated from the service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jonathan Gibson)

As Gunar Moschner was off-loading cargo from an aircraft in Southwest Asia, his foot was caught between the wheel and the rail system of a mechanized roller, twisting his leg from the knee down. 

“I pretty much lost all of my meniscus, and it severely affected my muscles and ligaments,” he said.

He was being medically separated from the Air Force and was going through the Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Transition Assistance Program when he learned of the Air Force’s program for wounded warriors.

That’s when things started to turn around for the senior airman.

Read Tammy Cournoyer’s story about Gunar Moschner on AF.mil.