WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World of D.C. sponsored a Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) mission yesterday, transporting 7th Special Forces Group MSG Jared "Red" Bullock, Army Ranger PFC Kyle Emmons, MSG Troy Konvicka and their families home to San Antonio, Texas. The gentlemen were in town participating in Saturday's Capital Region Tough Mudder, a 10-to-12-mile course testing participants' teamwork, stamina and strength, in Gerrardstown, WV. This flight marks the 70th VAC mission sponsored by Window World®.
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The VAC provides free air transportation to combat wounded and their families through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Bullock sustained multiple fractures of the hip, ribs and face in addition to losing his right leg and right arm, in November of 2013. Emmons was injured in night time operations on October 6, 2013, resulting in the loss of his lower right leg and a severely damaged left leg. Konvicka accompanied these inspirational wounded warriors, aiding in their completion of the race this past weekend.
The plane, piloted by Johnny Johnston, Window World's chief pilot and army veteran, departed Washington-Dulles International Airport following Saturday's race on the Window World corporate aircraft. "It is a true honor to provide support to these American heroes for all they have given to our country," said Window World of D.C. owner, Greg Deathridge.
About Window World of D.C.
Window World of D.C. is independently owned and operated by Greg Deathridge and Melinda Hawks under license from Window World, Inc. The store, located at 4116 J. Walney Road in Chantilly, Va., serves homeowners in the District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, Winchester, Charlottesville and Waynesboro, Va., Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Md. For more information about Window World of D.C., visit www.WindowWorldDC.com or call 703-378-7999.
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products. To date, Window World has sold over 10 million windows. For the second consecutive year, Window World ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors" by J.D. Power. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for seven consecutive years. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About Veterans Airlift Command
Window World, Inc. supports the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. All flights are made available through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. To learn more about the VAC, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
CONTACT: Greg Deathridge Window World of D.C. Phone: 703-378-7999 GDeath@WinWrld.com Jessica Miller Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 Jessica@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com