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  • Wounded Warrior: The only definition that matters

    In AFW2, a Wounded Warrior is defined as someone who is very serious or seriously wounded, ill or injured. They have complex medical issues that keep them from performing one or more tasks in the military, many facing medical retirement following years of treatment. They are not all combat-wounded

  • CARE Events: Why you should care

    We hold six CARE Events around the nation throughout the year. Most people associate adaptive sports with these events but there are so many more options available for Wounded Warriors, it's all a matter of taking the chance and coming out.

  • New "normal": A caregiver's story

    When I met Janelle I had no clue what I was getting into. All I knew was something was special about her; she looked beautiful, happy and she seemed to have her life completely in order. I met Janelle at the gym. I was the spin instructor and she was one of the attendees. A mutual friend of ours

  • There IS a flip side

     It's 7 a.m. on a Thursday and I have to say, this has been the most disappointing week I've had since Air Force Trials; not just with training, but with life.The week has been full of triggers I was not fully prepared for. I’ve had more flashbacks and panic attacks that pulled me from school early.

  • Invisible wounds

    I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together.

  • #BeThere before the call

    When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it’s like an alarm going off in your brain. No one calls at one in the morning to say they were “just thinking of you.”I received one of those calls 13 years ago and woke to my mom telling me my dad had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The

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