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  • Capt. Joseph Siler: "Go In, Get Help, Get Back to the Fight"

    The news story shows a drone operation-the screen lights ups with a flash, followed by the crumbling of a building. To the viewer at home, it is a smooth, seamless operation far away. But to Capt. Joseph Siler, he would tell you that it took a team of highly-trained and dedicated intelligence professionals to carry out the critical mission
  • Showcasing resiliency at Hurlburt

    The 1st Special Operations Wing (SOW) at Hurlburt Field, Fla., is hosting the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s (AFW2) Southeast Region Warrior CARE Event and Warrior Games team training, April 13th through the 19th.  “This is the first time we’ve gone to Hurlburt,” said Col. Michael “FN” Flatten, AFW2 director. “Over the last few years we’ve
  • Air Force, Army, Navy Secretaries host first national discussion on sexual assault, harassment

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson joined her Army and Navy counterparts April 4-5, for the first national discussion on sexual assault and sexual harassment at America’s colleges, universities and service academies summit at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
  • Invisible wounds are not a show-stopper

    [Editor's Note: Tech. Sgt. Roann Leatz was selected to represent Team Air Force at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa,Fla., June 21st through June 30th. The following is a story highlighting her resiliency as she learns to cope with the symptoms of PTSD. We revisit her story to give the reader insight into how adaptive sports can
  • What is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?

    Every year during TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. But did you know that outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can only enroll in or make changes to your TRICARE Prime (including the US Family Health Plan) or TRICARE Select plan following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE)?
  • 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,
  • 2019 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

    More than 120 wounded warriors from the Air Force and Army gathered March 1 to officially open the sixth annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base.
  • 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.
  • 'They're battling with me': NCO fights cancer

    (Editor’s note: This story was originally published in August 2018. Tech Sgt. Trepanier applied for, and has been accepted, to attend the 2019 Air Force Trials at Nellis AFB, NV.) A thin white coat of winter frost blanketed the Anchorage cityscape on Jan. 17, 2017. By 4:30 p.m., the deep purple haze which illuminated the Chugach mountains had all
  • AF Trials 2019 Profile: Lucas Purser

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) is heading to Nellis AFB, Nev. for the 6th annual Air Force Trials, March 1st through the 7th. It’s a Paralympic-style competitive event that showcases the resiliency of wounded warriors and highlights the effectiveness of adaptive sports and AFW2 in aiding them in their recovery. The Air Force Trials is also 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.
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