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340th FTG highlights top performers, strategic priorities during fall MUTA
November 6, 2023
340th FTG highlights top performers, strategic priorities during fall MUTA

Next Up, Warrior Games Challenge!
March 20, 2023
Team members from the United Kingdom, Republic of Georgia and U.S Army and Air Force competed at the 2023 Air Force Trials at Nellis AFB. (Courtesy Photo)

JBSA-Randolph hosts Air Force Wounded Warrior Program C.A.R.E. event
July 15, 2022
JBSA-Randolph hosts Air Force Wounded Warrior Program C.A.R.E. event

Joint Base San Antonio hosts 2022 Air Force Trials March 19-27
March 8, 2022
One of the biggest changes for the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program this year is the updates to 2022 Air Force Trials. Normally this big event is held at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, but due to Covid, this year things will be different. The 2022 Air Force Trials is coming to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas March 19-27.

Air Force Wounded Warrior Outreach and Ambassador Program helps spread awareness
February 17, 2022
The Outreach and Ambassador Program was implemented in 2016 when a staff member, who was also a Wounded Warrior in the program, saw the need to spread awareness about AFW2 and all that they do for Airmen and now Guardians. What better way to do that then hearing from those who have been directly benefited and affected by the program?

Stay LinkedIn versus left out with AFW2
February 1, 2022
LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network that allows members and businesses to grow by professional networking, providing access to career development opportunities, allowing employers to post jobs and individuals who are on the market to apply for new roles and learn about new companies.

Restoring mental health in the New Year
January 26, 2022
If there is a strong foundation of mental health most stressors, changes and unexpected incidents are easier to accept and take care of. Tending to and restoring mental health doesn’t mean there will never be setbacks, but it ensures that we are able to be successful in life, and have the ability to assist others when they are going through hard times.

History being made: AFW2's connection
December 29, 2021
The United States Space Force celebrated a milestone last week. They are now two years old. On 20 December 2019, then President Donald J. Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, establishing the first military force since 1947. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Shawn Sprayberry)

Working at remaining resilient during the holidays
December 15, 2021
There are many resources available for Airmen, Guardians, Veterans and their families to access if they are having a hard time coping. There are many books to read, applications to download and organizations to contact that are always available. They can also reach out to the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program Wellness and Resiliency team located on the AFW2 website, www.woundedwarrior.af.mil.

AFW2 expands social connections
December 7, 2021
The pandemic highlighted the need to feel more connected, as people tend to  feel isolated with various restrictions in place. Along with restrictions, warriors within the AFW2 program can sometimes already feel alone due to their trauma and recovery journey. With this challenge in mind, the Community Programs team felt the need to have wounded warriors, spouses and caregivers connect to others with similar backgrounds.

CARE event highlights continuous support for warriors, caregivers
November 24, 2021
This week more than 140 warriors and caregivers attended the Warrior CARE Event in San Antonio, Texas. This was the second time the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program hosted a hybrid event where people attended in-person and virtually, and to say it was a success would be an understatement.

Air Force Wounded Warrior Program event closes gap of social distance
November 16, 2021
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) welcomed wounded warriors and caregivers

from around the country for a hybrid CARE Event, featuring a combination of in-person and virtual attendees. The CARE event focuses on the various support programs AFW2 offers, while also providing the face-to-face interaction many of them so desperately need.

New processes happening at AFW2
October 12, 2021
The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is always looking for new ways to keep up with the world, expand and improve current processes to ensure they meet the needs of their warriors and caregivers. For this reason, a new form has been implemented to allow warriors, and caregivers, an opportunity to let AFW2 staff know what they need more of.

The Initial Perception: Recovery Care Coordinators assist with Air Force Wounded Warrior Program
August 12, 2021
There are many common sayings that go along with how important the first impression you leave on someone is. No matter the circumstances for someone’s behavior, on any particular day, there is no way to reverse that initial interaction, conversation, attitude, etc. For this reason, and many more, the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program puts some of their best people as the first stop our warriors interact with.

Team Air Force has arrived at training camp
July 26, 2021
The 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games Team Air Force is at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas for a week of intense training in preparation for the games in September. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Melissa Espinales)

Living with PTSD: Family Style
June 30, 2021
Master Sgt. (ret) Jonathan Session stands with his wife, Shevina Session. Jonathan, an Air Force Wounded Warrior Ambassador, witnessed many tragic moments throughout his military career and was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2018. Learning, coping and living with PTSD is hard on the person diagnosed and their family, but with the right resources and tools, conversations and understanding it can still be an amazing life. Remember to reach out when help is needed, to take a step back and never forget that you are loved and cherished. (Courtesy Photo)

PTSD & Me: A warrior’s journey to reducing the stigma behind living with invisible wounds
June 16, 2021
Master Sgt. (ret) Adam Boccher, Air Force Wounded Warrior Ambassador, suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2006. Looking back on his recovery journey, he strongly encourages individuals who feel that they may be experiencing potential signs of an invisible wound to be proactive about their mental health by making an appointment with a provider. (Courtesy Photo)

Shedding light on the invisible wounds of PTSD
June 4, 2021
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has designated June as National PTSD Awareness Month. As stated by the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD is a mental health disorder that develops in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event like, combat, a natural disaster, an accident, abuse, or assault.

AFW2 behind the scenes: Celebrating the Month of the Military Caregiver
May 13, 2021
The AFW2 Caregiver and Family Support Program is about making sure that our warriors have a strong foundation and that the core of that foundation, the caregiver, has the resiliency tools, networks, and resources to sustain the journey.  Our program emphasizes the importance of the caregiver taking care of themselves in order to be at their best to take care of and support the ones they love.  We offer Enrollment-Welcome calls, Wellness Calls, Videoconference Workshops/Social Hours, resiliency building, Caregiver Symposiums (which include resiliency/ life skills, emotional management/humor, marriage enrichment/communication, spiritual self-care, & financial management training), Monthly Town Hall Calls, a Caregiver Closed Facebook Group, Family Support Resources, and a Caregiver Ambassador & Mentorship Program; to name a few.

Through good days and bad: A caregiver supports wife's recovery from invisible wounds
May 10, 2021
TSgt Justin Goad