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  • A Wingman for Life

    Throughout the military experience, all Airmen are instructed to find a Wingman. That person, or persons, commits to providing outside perspective, protective support, and genuine caring and sage advice. As wounded, ill, and injured Airmen, Warriors navigate the myriad of unintentional roadblocks and broken processes, where the run-around manifests
  • Air Force Trials 2021: A Virtual Experience

    [Editor's Note: You can download and read the full memo here.]The anticipation for how Air Force Trials 2021 will be conducted can now cease. After a lot of consideration, deliberation, and cross talk between multiple organizations the decision has been made to have the 7th Annual Air Force Trials go fully virtual. Although this is not what many of
  • Individual testimonies are the key

    The moment I was offered a position with the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program as the Outreach and Ambassador Program Manager, I couldn’t have thought of a better role that fits my “why” for serving Warriors.  Prior to my employment with AFW2, I served in the Air Force on active duty as the senior enlisted member for 59 Medical Wing’s Airman
  • Staying Resilient and Connected Through the Holidays

    As we enter the holiday season, many of us often use this time to reflect on the past year and spend time with loved ones. For some, it may be a time filled with joy and happiness as there is “no place like home for the holidays.” However, for many, the holiday season can generate a series of mixed emotions due to dealing with a difficult
  • How Resilience Training Changed a Life

    After seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and devoting himself to resilience building, Technical Sergeant Joshua Williamson is a changed man, husband, father, and Airman.“The Air Force Resilience course is not just for our career, it’s a life course. It has helped me so much in both my career and my personal life,” he
  • A Medic’s Experience Unpacking Treatment for Invisible Wounds

    Seeking treatment can provide Airmen with the tools, coping methods, and support they need to address invisible wounds. Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Sharpe, an experienced medic, recognizes first-hand the importance of encouraging other Airmen to seek help for their invisible wounds.As a superintendent of an in-patient medical facility, SMSgt Sharpe
  • Warrior Care Month Leadership Perspective

    This is the first opportunity I’ve had as the new Director of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) to talk about what Warrior Care means to me. In the short time I have been director I have learned a number of things and have been introduced to a number of amazing people.And that, is where it all begins, with people. Warrior Care is about
  • AFW2 Live Facebook Events 2-6 November

    On November 5, 2008, then Secretary of Defense Robert F. Gates established November as Warrior Care Month to initiate a “DoD-wide effort aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families, and those who care about them.” Secretary Gates charged DoD to “continue to make it
  • Airman For Life: Maintaining The Connection After Separation

    Every year, thousands of Airmen come at a crossroads in their military career as they face the realities of retirement, or separation, and anticipate the start of a new beginning. This phase of life is all too familiar for the 8,000 plus Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program veterans, currently placed in a permanent discharge status, that have
  • Fighting Through the Cure

    When someone is sick and doctors are required to run multiple tests to find out what the illness is, questions arise and the mind wanders. One word that many are scared to hear in a time like that is cancer. Of course, no one wants to be diagnosed with such a savage disease, but is the diagnosis the worst part? For some of our Warriors, who were