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  • TRICARE announces temporary suspension of physician referrals for beneficiaries in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia affected by Hurricane Florence

    The Defense Health Agency announced TRICARE beneficiaries under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia may see a provider in any location without a referral from their primary care provider due to the impact of Hurricane Florence. The waiver applies to beneficiaries in approximately 40 counties where state governors have ordered evacuations as Florence approaches.
  • A Day That Resonates

     By looking at him you wouldn’t know it, but Tech Sgt. Trevor Brewer, a flight chief with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has deep scars from a day seven years ago that took the lives of two fellow Airmen, and severely wounded two others. His wounds are invisible. He has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Air Force's first Invisible Wounds Center opens

    The 96th Medical Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Air Force’s first Invisible Wounds Center Aug. 30.
  • Behind the scenes: Caregiver Support Program

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Warrior CARE Event came to a close with the closing celebration held at Soldiers Field House, Aug. 30; however, caregivers and warriors came together for one final event, Aug. 31. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Caregiver Support Program works directly with the Recovery Care Team, Peer Support Coordinators,
  • Behind the scenes: Empowerment in Transition

    Each year, thousands of Airmen must struggle with determining whether to retire, separate or continue on in their Air Force journey. For some, this transition means leaving service to pursue higher education and develop a new skill-set; for others, the reintegration could be the beginning of enjoying a reprieve following years of selfless service
  • CARE Event spotlight: Bradley Ouellette

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is currently hosting a Warrior CARE Event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where more than 120 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the nation are participating in introductory restorative care events focusing on caregiver support, familiarization with adaptive sports and
  • CARE Event spotlight: Kevin Greene

    Life happens in an instant; and while the damage and destruction can take years to clean up and rebuild, dramatic and unforeseeable change occurs in a flash.  “I can remember the night of the accident very vividly; mostly I remember being stopped at a red light and looking at a lady in the vehicle next to me frantically pointing past me through her
  • Disabled veterans earn Space-A travel

    The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel.  Under the Disabled Veterans Access to Space-A Travel Act, veterans with a service-connected, permanent disability rating of 100 percent will be able to travel in the
  • CARE Event spotlight: Paula Pareja

    Recent statistics published by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimate that roughly 7.7 million Americans age 18 and older suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Combine that with the fact that women are twice as likely to develop this over men and that those who have experienced traumatic events are at an increased
  • CARE Event spotlight: DeMarcus Garrett

    “I never considered myself a wounded warrior… at least not immediately after I was injured. I was not blown up like my brother who served in the Army; my injuries were not combat-related. And while I may never feel like I earned this title, I finally see that I am worthy.”  Senior Airman DeMarcus Garrett served eight years as an active-duty
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