HomeNewsCommentaries

Commentary Search

Commentaries

  • 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 or injured, many have developed life-changing illnesses or have been injured in off-duty accidents. From the young lady who crashed her motorcycle into a tree and lost her leg to the young man who jumped into a lake, fracturing his neck and damaging his spinal cord, the issues that bring Airmen into this program are varied.
  • 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.
  • Behind a smile; becoming a voice of change

    “People see a smile and think that everything is ok. But a smile doesn’t mean that things are ok.”
  • 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 introduced us. Our relationship started out as a
  • 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. My grades are sinking. I'm becoming more
  • 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 words didn’t sink in right away; I had to ask her to
RSS

Social Media

Twitter
Head over to https://t.co/ta73txIwPO and click on the calendar on the right for the most up-to-date #WarriorCARE Ev… https://t.co/xwypZyo6cW
Twitter
Mahalo to all for a incredible week of #HealingInHawaii. We ended the first ever PACAF #WarriorCARE event in a bi… https://t.co/Hcyd7kSqjx
Twitter
#AFW2 is experiencing technical glitches in sending out emails to those accepted for #AirForce Trials 2019. We are… https://t.co/4DVa1cRB8e
Twitter
Wheelchair #basketball match-ups dtsrted a few minutes ago. Base leadership is waiting in the wings for their chanc… https://t.co/Klvi0DIJfp
Twitter
#Wheelchair #Rugby competition is underway. It's a fast-moving sport where aggression and passion are rewarded. If… https://t.co/2uqWlQzXCz
Twitter
Awesome job Chief Master Sgt. Tucker! https://t.co/G235vCxX4I
Twitter
#DidYouKnow The PACAF #WarriorCARE Event is a Joint Service effort with upwards of 100 participants. 89 from the… https://t.co/cEuVQvjgXQ
Twitter
#AFW2_warriorwednesday Retired Tech Sgt. Melissa Nueva. Melissa has attended a number of #WarriorCARE event with… https://t.co/5QXYTX0aON
Twitter
#AFW2 Ambassadors spent the day educating Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam #Airmen on the program and how it helps. T… https://t.co/Mk7Ug3yc9c
Twitter
AFW2’s Warriors continue to perform during the PACAF CARE event at Joint Base Pearl- Hickam. #AFW2 #WarriorCAREhttps://t.co/QbnmzntyS6
Twitter
Mark Shepherd, #AFW2 wheelchair basketball coach, talks to #WoundedWarriors about the finer details of how to maneu… https://t.co/U9qC5W2pZw
Twitter
It’s a beautiful morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where these Warriors are starting their day out with a… https://t.co/ErKiw6rwoa
Twitter
Sitting #volleyball is one of our more popular sports. These #woundedwarriors are at @jointbasephh for the first ev… https://t.co/KBmNAQZyk6
Twitter
Marsha Gonzales, #AFW2 support branch chief, visited with Staff Sgt. Sean Guillen, a member of the 36th Security Fo… https://t.co/L4O6MYiT0B
Twitter
Marsha Gonzales, AFW2 support branch chief, kicks off the @PACAF #WarriorCARE Event this evening. #HealinginHawaiihttps://t.co/S53VlnJHPr
Twitter
Smiles were abundant this morning as we kicked off our first ever Pacific Air Forces #WarriorCare Event with a day… https://t.co/AsgXKIdiY5
Twitter
#Woundedwarriors ARE HERE!!! They're gearing up to start the @PACAF #WarriorCARE Event at @JointBasePHH. First, the… https://t.co/yQrKrVnGrE
Twitter
Arrival Day Aloha! 💙🌺 The sun is shining, flights are landing and we are quickly approaching the official start of… https://t.co/wgVZngkXL9
Twitter
Team @JointBasePHH will be helping out our #woundedwarriors during the @PACAF #WarriorCARE Event. #AFW2 couldn't do… https://t.co/6bgEog1xzc
Twitter
#AFW2 staff worked hard to get things just right for the @PACAF #WarriorCARE event at @JointBasePHH. Right now the… https://t.co/h7j2geXpsE
Twitter
4,725
Follow Us

Archive