Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program
The Invictus Games is a Paralympic-style competitive event showing the unconquerable spirit of wounded, ill, and injured service men and women. Team US is made up of competitors from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Special Operations Command. Many of them have competed at Warrior Games and/or previous Invictus Games and are at the top of their game. While this is a competitive event it's more about the indomitable spirit of our wounded warriors and highlights the resiliency needed to adjust to a new "normal." If you've never witnessed something like this then you are in for a treat.
This year the Invictus Games will be held in Sydney, Australia, October 20-27th. Competition will occur at multiple venues including the Olympic Park, Opera House, and Sydney Harbour. There are 500 competitors from 18 Nations competing in 11 sports including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sailing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby. Check back here for updates and stories about your team. Are you ready? #IAM
Learn more about the Invictus Games at the official site: https://www.invictusgames2018.org/
Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley from Invictus Games Sydney 2018 on Vimeo.
Anyone can refer an active-duty Airman into the AFW2 program; download the worksheet by clicking the button below and submit the finalized form via email.