Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program
Resiliency programming is always a part of CARE event agendas and may include spiritual, art, music, yoga, journaling, photography and comedy sessions. These sessions are designed to assist Wounded Warriors and Caregivers find new avenues to aid in their overall recovery and rehabilitation as they progress through the Continuum of Care.
“What I am most concerned about, and where my priority will be in 2018, is the area of resilience. I still feel like there is work to be done. I want to spend more time and energy this year getting after what’s causing our Airmen to be less resilient; what is causing us to have less of a wingman culture? It is tough now, but it gets tougher.” - Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright
The AFW2 CARE Events offer a wide range of Resiliency & Restorative Programs designed to develop independence and boost confidence among Warriors and Caregivers. Whether you are finding your voice through Rock to Recovery or slowly learning to laugh again through Improvisational Comedy, the AFW2’s holistic Resiliency & Restorative Programs have something for everyone.
Essential Oils - Aromatherapy
Explore the world of oils as you learn the healing properties of aromatherapy. This Resiliency Program aims to enhance knowledge of a-thousand year practice, and provide alternative means of relaxation, recovery, and resiliency. We will teach you the different types of oils and you will make a blend specific to your recovery.
Enrich your life with the power of laughter. This Resiliency Program focuses on using humor as a medium for healing and educates attendees on the benefits of laughter. Attendees to this Resiliency Program are not expected to perform stand-up comedy themselves, however, audience participation is encouraged.
Painting with a Purpose - Art Therapy
Celebrate the artist in you. Learn how to create magnificent works of art or go-off script and create what your heart feels—it’s up to you! The canvas is your medium for expression, creativity, and to heal physical, mental, emotional, spiritual ailments, and most importantly, your time to be seen.
Rock to Recovery - Music Therapy
Rock to Recovery helps Warriors heal through the power of music. Discover your inner rock star and release stress by playing a variety of instruments and profound lyric-making. Warriors participating in Rock to Recovery will showcase their musical prowess to fellow Warriors at the Closing Ceremony of the CARE Event.
Wellness and Recovery Services
Acquire a more holistic approach to the recovery process through this Restorative Program. Attendees for Recovery Services will receive education on the healing power of massage, chiropractics, physical therapy, sports medicine and personalized instruction on care management.
Write to Recovery - Journaling
Delve into the world of journaling and explore the Psychology of Colors through AFW2’s newest Resiliency Program. Writing to Recovery focuses on personal expression through paper, and the healing properties of relieving stress and anxiety by crystalizing your thoughts, emotions, and feelings through journaling.
Anyone can refer an active-duty Airman into the AFW2 program; download the worksheet by clicking the button below and submit the finalized form via email.