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  • A warrior's newfound hope

    The events that occur in one’s life can form a ripple effect that can lead to fresh opportunities, transformations, and a newfound purpose. It challenges people to create different perspectives on how they ultimately choose to overcome life’s adversities. For many warriors enrolled in the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program, the realities they
  • Shift Back to Normal: How Master Sgt. Michael Myers Found Resilience through Humility and Helping Others

    After fighting for a decade with his invisible wounds, Master Sergeant Michael Myers recognizes the need for Airmen to seek treatment at an early stage. Now, as a Superintendent for the Office of the Warrior Advocate (OWA) and an Ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program, Myers has dedicated his life to helping others overcome their invisible wounds and calling all Airmen to speak openly about their mental health.
  • AFW2 Virtual Open House

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program hosted its first ever Virtual Open House to kick off the New Year. During this two-day event, attendees learned about all of the programs within AFW2 that are available for Warriors, Caregivers and their families.This event allowed for every program to briefly discuss their mission, goals and provide
  • A Wingman for Life

    Throughout the military experience, all Airmen are instructed to find a Wingman. That person, or persons, commits to providing outside perspective, protective support, and genuine caring and sage advice. As wounded, ill, and injured Airmen, Warriors navigate the myriad of unintentional roadblocks and broken processes, where the run-around manifests
  • Air Force Trials 2021: A Virtual Experience

    [Editor's Note: You can download and read the full memo here.]The anticipation for how Air Force Trials 2021 will be conducted can now cease. After a lot of consideration, deliberation, and cross talk between multiple organizations the decision has been made to have the 7th Annual Air Force Trials go fully virtual. Although this is not what many of
  • Individual testimonies are the key

    The moment I was offered a position with the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program as the Outreach and Ambassador Program Manager, I couldn’t have thought of a better role that fits my “why” for serving Warriors.  Prior to my employment with AFW2, I served in the Air Force on active duty as the senior enlisted member for 59 Medical Wing’s Airman
  • Staying Resilient and Connected Through the Holidays

    As we enter the holiday season, many of us often use this time to reflect on the past year and spend time with loved ones. For some, it may be a time filled with joy and happiness as there is “no place like home for the holidays.” However, for many, the holiday season can generate a series of mixed emotions due to dealing with a difficult
  • How Resilience Training Changed a Life

    After seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and devoting himself to resilience building, Technical Sergeant Joshua Williamson is a changed man, husband, father, and Airman.“The Air Force Resilience course is not just for our career, it’s a life course. It has helped me so much in both my career and my personal life,” he
  • A Medic’s Experience Unpacking Treatment for Invisible Wounds

    Seeking treatment can provide Airmen with the tools, coping methods, and support they need to address invisible wounds. Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Sharpe, an experienced medic, recognizes first-hand the importance of encouraging other Airmen to seek help for their invisible wounds.As a superintendent of an in-patient medical facility, SMSgt Sharpe
  • Warrior Care Month Leadership Perspective

    This is the first opportunity I’ve had as the new Director of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) to talk about what Warrior Care means to me. In the short time I have been director I have learned a number of things and have been introduced to a number of amazing people.And that, is where it all begins, with people. Warrior Care is about