AFW2 Sports Prospering in the Virtual World

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  • By Air Force Senior Airman Shannon Hall
  • Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

Virtual services have become the new norm during this time of distancing and isolation to help keep everyone safe and healthy. If you have been following the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, you may notice we have vamped up our social media services.

Since sports is a major portion of recovery for our Warriors, the AFW2 Adaptive Sports program has started offering virtual sports competitions. Allowing these services helps our Warriors to continue their training, staying mentally sound and over-all healthy during these times.

“Through the wonderful art of technology, we are able to help our Warriors come up with training plans,” said Consuella Moore, Air Force High Performance and Team U.S. Invictus Games head coach. “We hold them accountable when it comes to executing this plan by conducting Zoom and Facebook Live meetings and using multiple training applications.”

So far, our Warriors have competed in powerlifting, rowing and the latest competition of track and field. Warriors submitted videos of themselves running and throwing in different events, and today the winners were announced during a live broadcast on the AFW2 Facebook page.

Being able to still compete in sports and maintain that competitive edge, has helped our Warriors push through these hard times….so we are not stopping now. There will be an archery and shooting challenge later this month, a fit games challenge and other sporting events taking place in August.

“Competing in these virtual events is important to our Warriors because they show themselves what they are capable of and being excited about getting out and doing their best again, Consuella said. “They see this new fire that burns within them and they now know they can push through any pandemic.”

For more information on upcoming events and to view the AFW2 virtual socials, please visit our Facebook page and our website, There you can also refer an Airman, read about the program’s mission, and learn about additional services offered to caregivers and families.