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  • Care beyond duty

    Airmen all over the world suffer from both visible and invisible wounds that may not always be recognized by their wingmen, and the Air Force Wounded Warrior program is available to those who need help.
  • Team Scott hosts Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE event to promote resiliency

    Scott Air Force Base will host the Air Force Wounded Warrior program, or AFW2,  and approximately 125 wounded warriors and their caregivers during a weeklong event to promote healing and resiliency Aug. 18-23. This is the base’s first time hosting an AFW2 event.
  • CMSAF Wright talks resiliency and readiness at all call

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright discussed resiliency and readiness with an auditorium filled with Tinker Airmen during an All Call held at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center during his base visit last week.“The primary reason for me to do base visits is coming out to see what a base is capable of and get the understanding of your
  • AF Wounded Warrior ambassadors share insight with 100th OG leadership

    Airmen, no matter their job, can go through ups and downs in life and some may need help to get back on their feet. Many men and women are subjected to dramatic experiences which can greatly impact their career, family and life overall. When these occurrences happen, Airmen rely on resources which can help return them to duty or be successful in the civilian world. One resource at their disposal is the Air Force Wounded Warrior program, and when the AFW2 team descended upon RAF Mildenhall, the stories and moments from their visit created a significant impact on members across the base, especially the leadership of the 100th Operations Group.
  • Reserve Citizen Amputee Airman scores 9 medals, new perspective, at Wounded Warrior Games

    Hundreds of spectators, families and service members cheered as Team Air Force defeated three-time defending champions, Team Navy, during the wheelchair basketball gold match in a nail-biting edge-of-your-seat competition, 66-60, June 28, 2019, during the Department of Defense Wounded Warrior Games June 21 – 30 in Tampa Bay, Florida.It was Reserve
  • Finding a Way Through Depression

    His marriage ended on ugly terms. He had been depressed for months. He feared negative consequences to his career so he shared little of what he was going through with his friends and supervisor. Then, Senior Airman Michael Drinkwater made a plan that finally gave him a sense of relief.  But, it wasn’t relief from a plan to get well. Instead,
  • Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson: “From one Airman to another, ask for help and never give up”

    The old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words. Since 2004, Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson has been telling the Air Force story through pictures as a public affairs photojournalist.“Serving as a photographer has been a great job; I would not trade it for any other job in the Air Force,” said Richardson. “A lot of people think that our
  • We are all healers

    Trauma is a part of life.  This is the adage of Trauma Specialist Peter Levine who reminds us that most of us have experienced or will experience an event that feels threatening or foreboding in such a way that it shakes our sense of reality.  This has been the case since the beginning of evolution.  Our ancestors experienced trauma and our children will likely experience some form of trauma. 
  • Seeking mental health treatment: 49th Maintenance Group chief shares his experience with PTSD

    “Dealing with a traumatic event from 2011 in Afghanistan, I realize now that I probably needed help long before 2018, but at the time I felt like I’d figured out how to control the ghosts in my head. I forced myself to keep them at bay, and instead of dealing with my problems, I just let them fester,” recalled Chief Master Sgt. Eric Corvin, 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent, as he opened up about his post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Nat’l Military Appreciation Month – what is it?

    There are numerous military-centric holidays and celebrations sprinkled throughout the year, including National Military Appreciation Month, but what is it?
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