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  • Transforming Athletes to Ambassadors

    Healing comes in many forms during a person’s journey of recovery. For many warriors enrolled in the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program, healing can present itself through adaptive sports as a form of rehabilitation. While the adaptive sports journey leads many to compete in a local or national level, only a select few qualify to represent
  • Suicide Leaves Bruises: His Name is Brandon

    [Editor's Note: The hard topic of suicide is one that we here at the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program engage in every day. We hope this story will generate conversations and give you insight into the pain and misery a family feels when a loved one commits suicide.]Brandon James Myhre was only 20 years old when he took his life at his parent’s home
  • AFW2 Live Facebook Events 27-30 October

    In 2003, Professor Patricia Kuhl, a co-director of the University of Washington’s Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences, published a study showing that babies were better able to learn new languages when spoken to in-person versus hearing it on a tape recorder. Part of this is due to the ability to pick up visual clues while hearing what is
  • Connectedness

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program is reaching more Airmen, and their families, than ever. Events like the Virtual CARE Week are drawing in people for two reasons; great information and the feeling of connectedness, knowing you are not alone. We try to empower warriors and their families to reach out in their own community for outlets
  • Caregiver Connections

    Fostering an environment of connectedness and finding ways to stay connected with each other, during this time of distancing, is something the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program works towards every day. Not only for our Warriors, but their Caregivers too.AFW2 is a Department of Defense mandated program, responsible for taking care of the U.S.
  • AFW2 Live Facebook Events 19-23 October

    A 2016 article in Psychology Today entitled Connectedness: Are We Really Separate Individuals? addresses different kinds of connectedness, including the “empathic connection” of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. When someone we know is in pain we “feel” that pain. When they are sad, we feel their sadness. This often pushes us to altruistic
  • AFW2 Live Facebook Events 13-16 October

    According to the Mental Health America web site, “71 percent of people surveyed turned to friends or family in times of stress.” These connections are a vital tool for humans as “social animals” to maintain a sense of balance and well-being. In October, the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program concentrates its efforts on maintaining old connections
  • Sports Fest Competition

    Everyone has had to change their lifestyle due to the physical distancing happening this year. This includes the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program, and how they interact with their Warriors and families, to include our sports staff and coaches on how they continue the Warriors training and competitions.Since virtual sporting events have
  • Enhancing AFW2 Awareness Through Virtual Connections

    As safety guidelines continue to stay in place in response to the current state of the pandemic, many events nationwide have resumed their agenda on a more virtual platform. This has allowed the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program to accommodate and still attend some of the Air Force’s most prominent events, including the 2020 Air Force
  • AFW2 Live Facebook Events 5-9 October

    The theme for October is one of connectedness; maintaining the connections with wounded, ill and injured Airmen and veterans as well as their families and caregivers. It is an opportunity for us to continue the relationships we built throughout the year and to further enhance the bond that will help us get through these difficult times.  It is