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  • 2019 Warrior Games Team

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, or AFW2, is proud to announce the 2019 Air Force Warrior Games team. A team of coaches and staff selected 40 primary and ten alternates at the 6th Annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 7th. The 40-person team will go on to compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa,
  • AF Trials 2019 Profile: Hunter Barnhill

    The advanced team for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) arrived in Las Vegas, in preparation for the 6th annual Air Force Trials, March 1st through the 7th. The Paralympic-style competitive event showcases the resiliency of wounded warriors and highlights the effectiveness of adaptive sports as part of their recovery. It also highlights the impact AFW2 has in helping with the restorative care of wounded warriors enrolled in the program. The Air Force Trials is the primary selection location for the 40 primary and 10 alternate members of Team Air Force selected to compete at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida, June 21st through 30th.
  • Out of the darkness, on target

    Staff Sgt. Brent Young aimed for the bulls-eye at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games and won a gold and a silver medal in archery competition.The 96th Security Forces Squadron member also netted a silver medal in wheelchair basketball at the games, held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 1-9. “It was an honor to
  • Motivated, dedicated - a step above the rest

    They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles; but for one, there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.After serving 14 years, a misfortune occurred that
  • Sun sets on Air Force Academy-hosted 2018 Warrior Games

    As the sun sets behind the Colorado Springs mountaintops, the flame lit ceremoniously a week earlier to signify the official start of the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games is extinguished, bringing to close the eighth annual iteration of the Games on June 9.
  • 2018 Warrior Games recap: Day 1 competition

    The 2018 Warrior Games officially kick-off June 2 here, and Team Air Force came out with a strong start, claiming 66 medals across track and field events. Some of the many standouts for the day were Brent Campfield, Heather Carter, Ken Guinn, Lawrence Hufford and Julie Walker, who each broke a Warrior Games records. Following the Air Force is Team
  • Instructor pilot shares experience in AFW2 program before competing in Warrior Games

    The end of an Easter egg hunt in 2017 brought Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, down to the ground as his body was trapped in a seizure.The seizure was a result of the brain cancer that doctors would soon discover. Within days and through the following months his family, friends and co-workers were helping
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