MSGT. Daniel “Reese” Hines

MSGT. Daniel “Reese” Hines

Warrior Profile

JAH4WW and KB Home is happy to announce the next home build for U.S Air Force MSgt Daniel Reese Hines. The Hines family will be moving from Alaska to the new accessible home being built for them in San Antonio, Texas. MSgt Hines was injured while deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan when an IED was remotely detonated and roughly 20 pounds of explosives activated less than two feet away from him, sustaining injuries to both of his eyes and right arm. We are looking forward to building a new home for Reese and his family!

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Military Rank: MSGT

Home State: North Carolina

Build Completion: 2020

MSGT. Reese Hines

MSGT. Reese Hines

Military Branch: United States Air Force
Alive Date: April 9, 2019
Location: Texas
Build Completion: February 2020

U. S. Air Force MSgt Daniel “Reese” Hines was born in Charlotte, NC on December 15th, 1980. Reese grew up with a passion for playing sports, such as: baseball, football, and Tae Kwon Do. After graduating high school Reese chose to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For the first time, Reese struggled with classes and realized his drive to succeed had waned. He yearned for a challenge that would help prove a direction in his life that college and working 40-hour weeks could not provide.

In October of 2000, Reese took the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and maxed the score, enabling him to select whichever career field he decided to pursue. After reviewing the choices the Air Force had to offer, he chose to enlist as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) apprentice. EOD’s are responsible for rendering safe conventional, improvised, chemical, biological, and nuclear explosive threats, as well as provide security to the US and foreign diplomats by assisting the US Secret Service, Department of State and other government agencies.

After being stationed and participating in competitive rugby at Eglin AFB, South Korea, Guam, and deployed to Al Dhafra AB, UAE. Shortly thereafter Reese was deployed to FOB Mahmuhdiyah, just south of Baghdad, Iraq. During this deployment, Reese lost a close friend in action, Tony Capra, on April 9th, 2008. Exactly three years later while deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan – also known as the birthplace of the Taliban – Reese was critically injured during a large, planned operation when an IED was remotely detonated and roughly 20 pounds of explosives activated less than 2 feet away from him.

His near mortal wound considered him killed-in-action during the initial confusion following the explosion. Hines suffered damage to both eyes. His right eye had to be surgically removed due to extensive, irreversible injury. Additionally, his right hand was nearly severed and had to be pieced back together, though he did lose his right index finger.

Though the long list of injuries doesn’t stop there, Reese’s right wrist was fused in the blast, and some of his knuckles as well to the right hand and thumb. He suffered from a brain bleed, a traumatic brain injury, a broken jaw, ruptured eardrums, a bolt in his skull, nerve damage in his leg, soft-tissue damage to both arms, and was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The former EOD troop has undergone nearly 30 to 40 surgeries post-injury and six years later, weekly medical appointments continue and a potential complete amputation of his right arm below the elbow is still a possibility. 



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Scottsdale, AZ March 12, 2019 – Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors  (JAH4WW) is happy to announce its recent partnership agreement with Therma-Tru Corp. Through the agreement, Therma-Tru will provide exterior entry door systems with an estimated value of $80,000 for JAH4WW home projects across the country. Additionally, Therma-Tru has committed to a financial contribution of $20,000 to JAH4WW.

Founded in 2009, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors raises money to build and remodel mortgage free, 100 percent handicap accessible homes to suit the individual needs of our injured United States military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, the foundation has completed 10 custom homes for critically wounded veterans across the country and currently has active projects in eight states.

“My foundation and I are excited to begin this partnership with Therma-Tru and to welcome them into the Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors family. Every aspect of our homes is custom and the team at Therma-Tru is dedicated to working with each of our veterans and their families to ensure that they are getting to select the doors that will work for their family. We are thankful to Therma-Tru for their support and commitment to helping us serve those who have served us,” said Jared Allen.

“Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors goes hand-in-hand with Therma-Tru’s mission to make homes better through security, performance and design. Our associates strive to make a positive impact on every life we touch and we’re proud to partner with an organization that does the same,” said Mark Ayers, vice president, marketing at Therma-Tru Corp. “We’re also happy to leverage our nationwide fabricator and distributor network of partnerships – these relationships will play a key role in the fabrication and delivery of these customized entryway solutions for JAH4WW veteran recipients,” said Ayers. 

Those looking to get involved can visit or contact Amanda Rahtz at


Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of raising money to build or modify homes for America’s injured Military Veterans. Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors was established in October of 2009 after NFL Star Jared Allen returned home from a trip to the US Military Bases in the Middle East. Jared was moved by the commitment, dedication and sacrifices that our soldiers make every day to protect our freedom.  It is Jared’s hope that this foundation will help make the lives of wounded vets a little bit easier.


Therma-Tru is the leading entry door brand most preferred by building professionals. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio and also offers low-maintenance Fypon polyurethane and PVC products. For more information and product warranty details, visit, or call 800-537-8827.

Therma-Tru is part of the Doors & Security division of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. FBHS’s operating divisions are Plumbing, Cabinets and Doors & Security. Its trusted brands include Moen, Perrin & Rowe, Riobel, Rohl, Shaws and Victoria + Albert under the Global Plumbing Group (GPG); more than a dozen core brands under MasterBrand Cabinets; Therma-Tru entry door systems; Fiberon composite decking and railing products; and Master Lock and SentrySafe security products under The Master Lock Company. Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in all of its divisions. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, please visit

Icon Building Group donates proceeds from home sale to JAH4WW

Icon Building Group donates proceeds from home sale to JAH4WW

Icon Building Group completed a home in Long Grove, IL whose sale will benefit Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors. Once sold 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors to be used to build a handicap accessible home for Marine Cpl Kyle Moser in Batavia, IL. Thank you to all of those who made this event possible!

E: 004 – Jim Regan, Founder/CEO of the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund

E: 004 – Jim Regan, Founder/CEO of the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund

In this episode, Amanda and Betty chat with Jim Regan, founder and CEO of the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund. Jim and LTW are fantastic partners of JAH4WW, and the discussion covers that partnership and the many other services offered by LTW. Listen and learn about another great organization serving veterans!