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  • 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
  • AFW2 hosts roadshow event at McChord Field

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program hosted an Ambassador Roadshow event at McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Aug. 9.The AFW2 program is a congressionally-mandated and federally-funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force recovering
  • Wounded warriors share message of resiliency in Florida

    "I did not know I got shot,” said the sergeant. “I thought a flare hit my legs.” He was on his second deployment in Afghanistan in July 2011 serving on a combat search and rescue team. His mission was to recover wounded service members. “Going out and getting shot at” was routine, he said, as his unit averaged eight missions a day. On the day a bullet tore through his legs inside an HH 60 Pave Hawk helicopter, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. August O’Niell, 414th Combat Training Squadron Detachment 1 flight chief in charge of ground operations at Davis-Monthan, Air Force Base, Arizona, said his world changed.
  • Team Air Force Training in Full Swing

    AFW2 hosted its first live in-person event since the beginning of 2020 on Sunday, July 25th, at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas Rambler Fitness Center. Distinguished visitors and guest welcomed Team Air Force to the week long training event in preparation for the upcoming Department of Defense Warrior Games, September 12-22, in Orlando,
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