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Warrior Games Profile - Tech. Sgt. Lara Ishikawa

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(Editor's note: More than 40 athletes will represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they will participate in.)


Name: Tech. Sgt. Lara Ishikawa

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Ultimate Champion
DOB: 26 Aug 1983
Birthplace: Fort Sill, OK Hometown: Saint Paul, MN
Current Residence: Live Oak, TX Injury: Malignant Oligodendroglia

Personal Profile:

TSgt Lara Ishikawa entered the Air Force in January 2003 and was trained as a Diagnostic Imaging Technologist at Sheppard AFB, Texas and the US Air Force Academy, Colorado. She was stationed at Luke AFB, Arizona, Kunsan AB, Korea and Aviano AB, Italy. During her assignment to Aviano AB, doctors discovered a mass in her chest and medically transferred her to Lackland AFB, Texas where she underwent treatment. After 3 years of treatments and numerous surgeries, she was returned to active duty. Since her return, she retrained into the ultrasound diagnostic imaging career field and is now stationed at Lackland AFB. She is married to SMSgt Lee Ishikawa.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Nationally Registered, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist 2006 Associate Degree in Applied Science, Radiologic Technology, CCAF 2007 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist University 2007 Air Force Commendation Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Airman Leadership School Distinguished Graduate, Luke AFB 2007
2013 Warrior Games Silver Medalist – Track 200m
2013 Warrior Games Gold Medalist – Track 100m
Stage-III Cancer Survivor