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  • 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,
  • Team Air Force Has Arrived!!!

    Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2), from Headquarters, Air Force Personnel Center, is hosting the 2021 Warrior Games Training Camp, July 23rd through the 30th at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Fort Sam Houston, TX. This is the first in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and the first chance for our Warrior
  • AFW2 Behind the Scenes: Creating Family Cohesion Through Adaptive Sports

    As a first-time practical student in college, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games held in Chicago, Illinois. Fast forward four and a half years, I am now working alongside the warriors who have trained--despite a global pandemic--for the opportunity to represent Team U.S. Air Force at the 2021
  • When PTSD Hits Home: A Caregiver’s Perspective

    In August 2019, Master Sgt. (ret) Davie Hobbs began experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The severity of his symptoms became evident one morning when he had a PTSD episode during a group staff meeting. Not knowing what the future would hold, it was at that very moment when Davie’s wife and Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2)
  • Living with PTSD: Family Style

    Many people have heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and associate it with a tragic car wreck, military combat or sexual assault. Although those events can cause PTSD, there are hundreds of other events that can cause and trigger PTSD as well, and the symptoms can last a life time. Many do not realize how simple life tasks like driving,
  • PTSD & Me: A Warrior’s Journey to Reducing the Stigma Behind Living with Invisible Wounds

    During a 2006 deployment to Afghanistan, MSgt. (ret) Adam Boccher attempted to mount a weapon on top of a Humvee when he heard a rocket launch headed in his direction. Leaping for cover, he fell off of the vehicle. Boccher suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Upon return from  his
  • On the Road Again

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Ambassador Program has been on the road this year conducting outreach briefings at multiple bases, and they have a lot more traveling in their future. The briefings are conducted to inform the base populace about the AFW2 program, how it supports Airmen and how leaders can support their Airmen who have been
  • Shedding Light on Invisible Wounds

    June is National PTSD Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about the signs and symptoms of the disorder, with the goal of reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeking. According to the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), over 7.7 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from PTSD. As stated by the National Institute of
  • Wounded Warrior Ambassadors lead suicide prevention course at MacDill

    The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2), in collaboration with the 6th Air Refueling Wing First Sergeants council, conducted a LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ASIST two-day workshop, May 11-12, 2021 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • A Caregiver Can

    Is there a person who can work full time, take care of house and home, take care of children, take care of their spouse who suffers from a wound, illness or injury…and be successful in it all? Yes, these people do exist, and they make up our Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Caregiver Program.There is nothing easy about being a caregiver. Some days