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  • Creating a culture of caring

    Each month, the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) will feature a different theme that is tied to the overall mission of the congressionally mandated and federally funded program.
  • Department of Defense Announces U.S. Team for 2020 Invictus Games

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas--The Department of Defense announced today the names of the 65 competitors who will compete on the U.S. team at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, May 9-16, 2020.More than 500 wounded, ill, and injured service members from 19 allied nations are expected to compete. Competitors will participate in
  • Airman recounts painful aftermath of life after TBI

    A retired Airman is revealing his personal struggles with traumatic brain injury in hopes of encouraging others to seek help. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Adam Boccher was injured during a deployment overseas in 2006 while mounting a weapon on a Humvee for patrol. He heard a rocket launch and knew it was heading straight for him. There were just seconds to make it to safety by getting low to the ground or be riddled with shrapnel. He dove off the top of the Humvee, sustaining an injury that changed the course of his life and that of his family.
  • Air Force Wounded Warrior Program ambassador visits Barksdale

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. Neil C. Jones, Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program ambassador, visited Barksdale to share his story of struggle and resilience Sept. 27, 2019. As a former explosive ordnance disposal technician who has endured divorce, serving his country as a single father, and the loss of friends, Jones shared his story of how the AFW2 Program has helped him through the struggles.
  • DOD makes changes to pharmacy medications

    Beginning Oct. 1, patients who are not assigned to a provider at a Military Treatment Facility will not be eligible to receive medications that are not on the Department of Defense Tricare formulary list.
  • Resiliency as a team sport: Wounded warrior shares story with Pacific troops

    A helicopter achieves flight similarly to how a plane does; generation of the aerodynamic force of lift. Helicopter components differ vastly from those of planes, but the basic concept remains the same. Most helicopters use two rotors, and although pilots have flown and landed with a damaged tail rotor, the results are usually catastrophic. It doesn’t take much to inhibit the tail rotor. In some cases, a small bird can force a mayday call, and in others, small arms fire may be the culprit.
  • Resilience tactical pause: As suicide rates climb, Air Force takes time to focus on connectedness

    With the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve facing an increase in the number of suicides, senior leaders directed a resilience tactical pause – a time for all Airmen (military and civilian) to gather with their coworkers and focus on connectedness and resilience. “My goal is to build healthy Airmen – Airmen who are mentally, psychologically,
  • Tech. Sgt. Brewer speaks at B-52 resiliency tactical pause

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein recently said in a note to commanders that suicide is an adversary killing more Airmen than any enemy on the planet.In order to address rising suicide rates in the Air Force, a resiliency tactical pause was ordered with each wing at liberty to handle the day how they felt best.  A combined B-52
  • Recovery Care Coordinator: Your first step with serious injury or illness

    For military members who have been injured or ill during duty, navigating the journey to recovery through the medical and personnel systems can be overwhelming. This is why the Air Force established the Recovery Care Coordinator position.
  • Wounded Warrior speaks so others can

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As Air Force suicides trend upward, Wounded Warriors like retired Master Sgt. Adam Boccher are pleading with Airmen through their own stories to share the burden of breaking barriers before barriers break them.“I thought that if I asked for help, I would look weak. I couldn’t look weak,” said Boccher, Air
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