Helping Our Heroes Heal: Bill Bastable’s Story of Hope and Healing

Meet CWO Bill Bastable: Navy SEAL Veteran and Home Base ComBHaT Program Graduate.

Bill Bastable is a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician.

Bill spent much of his 21-year military career attached to the Navy SEALs, diffusing and clearing harbor mines. Deployed 7 times, and the recipient of a Silver Star, Bill came home a different man than pre-combat. He suffered from chronic headaches, vision impairment, and memory loss.

Bill was shot twice during one fight in Afghanistan, and earned the Silver Star medal, two Bronze Star medals for Valor, and the Purple Heart medal fighting for this nation.

Bill credits Home Base with getting his life back. “Home Base made me whole again. I was able to be a better husband, and a better father. They didn’t just treat the symptoms; they found the problem.”

Watch Bill’s story of hope and healing.

Home Base provides life-changing, life-saving care to heal the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service Members, and their families – all at no cost to the patient. 

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