I remember being taken in by our neighbors, how they embraced my family and introduced us to football, fireworks, and the spirit of America.
About Sadia Ali Heil
Sadia Ali Heil is a special education advocate who served eight years on active duty in the Air Force. Heil earned a master’s in military operational art and science and a master’s in special education. A Tillman Scholar and 2022 War Horse Writing Fellow, she is a fierce proponent of inclusion for service members and individuals with disabilities.
Entries by Sadia Ali Heil
Reuniting with my friends felt like taking a deep breath of fresh air: exhilarating and good for my soul.
During a trip to Arlington to honor Muslim veterans, an Air Force officer reflects on how her career of military service began the daughter of Pakistani immigrants..