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  • Behind the scenes: Caregiver Support Program

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Warrior CARE Event came to a close with the closing celebration held at Soldiers Field House, Aug. 30; however, caregivers and warriors came together for one final event, Aug. 31. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Caregiver Support Program works directly with the Recovery Care Team, Peer Support Coordinators,
  • Behind the scenes: Empowerment in Transition

    Each year, thousands of Airmen must struggle with determining whether to retire, separate or continue on in their Air Force journey. For some, this transition means leaving service to pursue higher education and develop a new skill-set; for others, the reintegration could be the beginning of enjoying a reprieve following years of selfless service
  • CARE Event spotlight: Bradley Ouellette

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is currently hosting a Warrior CARE Event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where 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 and
  • CARE Event spotlight: Kevin Greene

    Life happens in an instant; and while the damage and destruction can take years to clean up and rebuild, dramatic and unforeseeable change occurs in a flash.  “I can remember the night of the accident very vividly; mostly I remember being stopped at a red light and looking at a lady in the vehicle next to me frantically pointing past me through her
  • CARE Event spotlight: Paula Pareja

    Recent statistics published by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimate that roughly 7.7 million Americans age 18 and older suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Combine that with the fact that women are twice as likely to develop this over men and that those who have experienced traumatic events are at an increased
  • CARE Event spotlight: DeMarcus Garrett

    “I never considered myself a wounded warrior… at least not immediately after I was injured. I was not blown up like my brother who served in the Army; my injuries were not combat-related. And while I may never feel like I earned this title, I finally see that I am worthy.”  Senior Airman DeMarcus Garrett served eight years as an active-duty
  • 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
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