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  • Behind the scenes: Ambassador Workshop

    Voice is more than simply speaking; it engages the entire self – the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves. The act of giving a personal story voice however, can be an extremely disarming or even feared act.  The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program Ambassador Workshop provides wounded, ill or injured service members with a unique
  • CARE Event spotlight: Kwan Kohanbani

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is currently hosting the northwest region Warrior CARE Event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. 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
  • RCC talks program, CARE event

    The Recovery Coordination Program is executed out of the Air Force’s Personnel Center here, and provides specialized services to Airmen who suffer a serious combat or non-combat related injury or illness requiring long-term care which could entail an Initial Review In-Lieu-Of, Medical or Physical Evaluation Board to determine overall fitness for
  • JBLM to host Warrior CARE event Aug. 27-31

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition Program and U.S. Navy Safe Harbor Foundation, will host a Warrior CARE Event Aug. 27-31 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where more than 120 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the nation are expected to
  • AFW2 launches A4L campaign

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially launch its Airman for Life (A4L) online resources here, Aug. 17. This initiative is part of a two-pronged communications approach incorporating the AFW2 A4L webpage, which bridges the gap between the program and Veterans Affairs resources; and a social media
  • Flat rate per diem eliminated effective Aug. 13

    Congress recently voted to eliminate flat rate per diem for travel beginning Aug. 13; all members will now be entitled to standard per diem rates no matter the length of their temporary duty travel.  The President signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019, which includes an immediate repeal of the authority to
  • I am Schriever: Go big or go home

    After she was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in 2015, Tech. Sgt. Carmen Mena-Flores’, Commander’s Support Staff noncommissioned officer in charge, first words were, “this too will pass.” Mena-Flores’ journey through an often fatal illness inspired her to help other wounded service members, and eventually led her to win the Chief’s Choice
  • Finding healing through helping others

    “Seeking care never slowed me down; it helped me through my toughest times.” Senior Master Sgt. Richard “Joe” Chwalik has been through a lifetime’s worth of setbacks; incidents that have left long-lasting emotional scars. Yet, he found his way through the darkness by asking for help when he needed it most.  Like many, Chwalik witnessed a lot during
  • AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships

    The Air Force Aid Society will award more than $6 million in Gen. Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships to the dependents of active duty and retired Airmen.  A total of 2,556 college and university students will receive the education grants and merit-based scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, during the 2018-2019
  • Drug-monitoring innovations help providers assist patients

    Two Military Health System innovations are helping ensure best practices for patients with pain, and for those who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. According to Chris Nichols, the Defense Health Agency’s program manager for Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions, the MHS Opioid Registry utilizes cutting-edge technology
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