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  • 'They're battling with me': NCO fights cancer

    (Editor’s note: This story was originally published in August 2018. Tech Sgt. Trepanier applied for, and has been accepted, to attend the 2019 Air Force Trials at Nellis AFB, NV.) A thin white coat of winter frost blanketed the Anchorage cityscape on Jan. 17, 2017. By 4:30 p.m., the deep purple haze which illuminated the Chugach mountains had all
  • AF Trials 2019 Profile: Lucas Purser

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) is heading to Nellis AFB, Nev. for the 6th annual Air Force Trials, March 1st through the 7th. It’s a Paralympic-style competitive event that showcases the resiliency of wounded warriors and highlights the effectiveness of adaptive sports and AFW2 in aiding them in their recovery. The Air Force Trials is also the primary selection location for the 40 primary and 10 alternate members of Team Air Force selected to compete at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida, June 21st through 30th.
  • Educating audiences at the 2019 Air Force Trials

    “We’re really pushing to make this a special event,” said Col. Michael Flatten, AFW2 director. “Every year we work harder and harder to make this something the wounded warriors will remember, this year will be no different. Since this is my last Air Force Trials as the AFW2 director I personally want us to use it as a springboard for increased awareness about the program and how we can help airmen.”
  • 2019 Air Force Trials Schedule

    The schedule for the 2019 Air Force Trials is out there for your to decide what events you want to come out and watch. Join us at Nellis AFB, NV for the heated competition. Over 150 wounded warriors will vie for one of 40 primary and 10 alternate positions on Team Air Force where they will compete at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in
  • Attitude of gratitude key to resiliency for disabled civil servant

    Former Airman who was paralyzed earns employment as commander's secretary after many obstacles and hardships.
  • Air Force Aid Society offers money for education

    Last year, the Air Force Assistance Fund awarded more than $6 million in grants and scholarships to Air Force dependents.
  • Retired Airman’s resilience sets leading example

    Karah Behrend’s tattooed arms and wild blue hair aren’t the only reasons she stands out on the rugby field. It’s a relatively new hobby for Behrend, though her practiced technique paints a different picture. She performs with the intensity, coordination and endurance of an experienced athlete.
  • Missed TRICARE Open Season? There’s still time to act!

    If you missed TRICARE Open Season, you still have time to enroll. For this year only, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan through Dec. 31, 2018 for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2019. You may also change your type of enrollment, like switching from individual to family coverage.
  • 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.
  • One step at a time

    Senior Master Sgt. David Snyder put on his physical training uniform and fought the tension inside his chest. It was the day of his annual PT test. Like all his tests before, he had been preparing for months. But this time, he was a lot more nervous.


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