One day a month, in the California Desert, a group of patients from Naval Medical Center San Diego and VA Greater Los Angeles, gathers for a chance to sail in the heavens and for a brief moment, forget the physical and emotional trauma they have suffered in war.

These wounded warriors soared into the wild blue above the Southern California Soaring Academy near Palmdale, CA.

I produced, shot and edited this piece for CNN and it's Veterans Day special hosted by Tom Forman called Veterans In Focus.

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