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  • Brain surgery to bear hugs: One Wounded Warrior’s story

    Born with a birth defect causing seizures, battling anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and facing divorce and separation from a child, can be a lot for anyone to handle, but with a community of support things can get better. For retired Air Force Captain Rob Hufford, 55th Civil Engineering Squadron, no statement could ring truer. From an all-time low to bear hugging England’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, while in Australia to compete in the Invictus Games, things are looking up for Hufford.
  • Maj. Gregory Harris: A story of resiliency

    An Airman’s journey to resilienceIn 2012, during Operation Enduring Freedom, Maj. Gregory Harris, then a captain, deployed to Bagram Airfield with the 41 Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, 455 Air Expeditionary Wing, as the mission crew commander of an EC-130H. Serving as the mission crew commander, he was responsible for ensuring the flight
  • Major changes to medical policies good news for Reservists

    When Col. John Buterbaugh took the helm as the command surgeon at Air Force Reserve Command in late summer 2018, he wanted to make some bold changes to improve processes for the 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen serving across the nation and around the world.
  • Never apologize

    Tech Sgt. Robert Cowherd moves up the court during wheelchair basketball practice at the NE Region Warrior CARE Event at Joint Base Andrews, MD. He said he had avoided coming to these events because he felt he could not do what he use to be able to do. Two weeks prior to this event he tried to back out but Tim Griggs, his AFW2 Recovery Care
  • Resiliency as part of the healing process

    Resiliency programs are an important part of the AFW2 CARE events. This week we are beginning these programs earlier, allowing for all wounded warriors to access them for better restorative care.
  • Vietnam veteran speaks about integrated resiliency, suicide prevention with Team Mildenhall Airmen

    Looking into the mirror, a man doesn’t recognize the person who stands before him. The reflection is covered in a countless number of scars; scars of a tragic past and an event that forever changed his life. However, these wounds enable him to share his message of fighting back and not allowing the darkest times to overshadow the brightest moments. The world can be a frightening and daunting place, but the man scarred for life ensures he lives a life of resiliency and encourages those who need his help.
  • Sharing the Gold

    Retired Senior Airman Hannah Stolberg won big at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. She said none of it would have been possible without the help of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) and Dr. Aaron Moffett, AFW2 Resiliency Program Manager. Dr. Moffett has coached Hannah in swimming, taking time out of his evenings to help her as she
  • Expanded Tricare coverage for eligible Guard and Reserve members

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Are you a member of the National Guard or Reserve?  Did you receive 12304b orders for a preplanned mission? If so, you may now be eligible for TRICARE early eligibility and transitional health care benefits, the same as Reserve Component members who are activated in support of a contingency operation receive. Early
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, during which the annual campaign to raise awareness of risks, treatment, screening and the value of early detection takes place.
  • Marine comes to Hill to pursue his Paralympic Archery dream

    Hill recently hosted a Paralympic Archery Training Camp and one athlete came with hopes of improving his archery skills and a dream to someday become part of the U.S. Paralympic Archery Team and the 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo, Japan.

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