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  • AFW2 Expands Social Connections

    The pandemic highlighted the need to feel more connected, as people tend to  feel isolated with various restrictions in place. Along with restrictions, warriors within the AFW2 program can sometimes already feel alone due to their trauma and recovery journey. With this challenge in mind, the Community Programs team felt the need to have wounded
  • Continuous Support for Warriors and Caregivers

    Last week more than 140 warriors and caregivers attended the Warrior CARE Event in San Antonio, Texas. This was the second time the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program hosted a hybrid event where people attended in-person and virtually, and to say it was a success would be an understatement.“In person events are important to the personalized
  • Closing the gap of social distance

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) welcomed wounded warriors and caregivers from around the country for a hybrid CARE Event, featuring a combination of in-person and virtual attendees. The CARE event focuses on the various support programs AFW2 offers, while also providing the face-to-face interaction many of them so desperately need.“We
  • A Minority Amongst Minorities

    Minority is defined as a group of people whose practices, race, religion, ethnicity and other characteristics are fewer in numbers than the main groups of those classifications. When we hear minority we think those who are of Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Native American and the list goes on, but do you know there is another minority group
  • New Processes Happening at AFW2

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is always looking for new ways to keep up with the world, expand and improve current processes to ensure they meet the needs of their warriors and caregivers. For this reason, a new form has been implemented to allow warriors, and caregivers, an opportunity to let AFW2 staff know what they need.“The old
  • AFSOC hosts Virtual Resiliency Summit

    Air Force Special Operations Command Integrated Resilience Optimization Network (IRON) team recently hosted a Virtual Resiliency Summit September 28, 2021. The summit was held as a platform to address a range of emotions relating to personal and unfolding current world events.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • 2021 DoD Warrior Games canceled due to COVID-19 Delta variant

    WASHINGTON -- The 2021 DoD Warrior Games have been canceled due to the requirement to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our service members and local communities as the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to affect the country.Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth, as the executive agent for the DoD Warrior Games, made the decision to
  • The Initial Perception

    There are many common sayings that go along with how important the first impression you leave on someone is. No matter the circumstances for someone’s behavior, on any particular day, there is no way to reverse that initial interaction, conversation, attitude, etc. For this reason, and many more, the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program puts
  • Better Than the Last: Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sigmon’s Journey of Faith and Recovery from PTSD and Moral Injury

    Sleep did not come easily in the wake of his first deployment, as the whistling of a mortar shell would often stir Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sigmon in the quietest hours of the night. It was a persistent trauma from an unfinished chapter in his life and a lingering, unseen scar that he bore both in his heart and mind. His heart carried the weight of a