JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas –
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program held a C.A.R.E. event at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph July 11-15.
“C.A.R.E” represents four AFW2 support programs: Caregiver Support, Adaptive Sports and Ambassador Workshop, Recovering Airman Mentorship Program, Resiliency Programming and Empowerment in Transition.
Quality of care for wounded warriors remains a priority for Air Force leadership. The Air Force has and continues to honor the sacrifices of wounded Airmen, and their families and or caregivers by providing the best medical and non-medical professional support throughout their recovery process. Additionally, the Air Force works with each wounded Airman to provide a thorough analysis of opportunities and benefits that are available to medically retired and separated combat veterans.
Every month, the AF determines approximately 106 Airmen are seriously wounded, ill or injured, and require personalized care and support through enrollment in the Wounded Warrior Program. Current total active case management enrollment is at more than 3,200 Airmen, with support provided to an additional 5,000 veterans as needed.
The Warrior Care Division at the Air Force Personnel Center is charged with providing non-medical care management and personalized support to Air Force wounded warriors.
This support is provided through six annually-offered regional warrior C.A.R.E events integrating all support programs into one platform to strengthen mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being of enrolled Wounded Warriors and Caregivers.
AFW2 is a Congressionally-mandated, federally-funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force recovering service members and their Caregivers and families.
More information about C.A.R.E. events is available at https://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/Events/Warrior-Care-Events/ or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.