The WAR Program provides recovering Airmen and caregivers holistic avenues to enrich overall recovery and resiliency throughout the Continuum of Care. Whether in-person or virtually, we offer programming that includes art, music, yoga, journaling, photography, comedy sessions, essential oils, origami, spiritual and other forms of holistic resilience. Our sessions are designed to develop independence, boost confidence and illicit creativity among Airmen and their caregivers. WAR has something for everyone. For more information, please email: AFPC.DPFW.WellnessTeam@us.af.mil
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.
Painting with a Purpose - Art Therapy
Making art may be as important to your health as a balance nutrition, regular exercise or diet therefore, you don’t need to be an “artist” or a professional painter to benefit from participating in Painting with a Purpose. The act of being creative is the key to recovery by decreasing everyday stressors and anxieties. Learn how to use watercolors, and alcohol inks to make beautiful works of expressive art while helping to ease stress by getting your emotions and thoughts onto a blank page of paper or canvas.
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.
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.
CoMotion - Dance
Is a new exciting form of Wellness and Resiliency dance that Warriors and Caregivers will benefit from through laughter and smiling together all while moving and exercising to choreographed instructor led music.
Write to Recovery - Journaling
Discover the self-healing world of journaling/ expressive writing. A Journal allows you to crystallize your emotions, thoughts, and feelings into a written content, therefore providing you a form of self-reflection whereby, it forces you to drill deep into the meaning of your underlying concerns. Journaling will provide you A cathartic release will, sharpening your senses, allowing you to observe the world with greater richness and complexity, thereby releasing those ambivalent thoughts stuck in rumination.
Picture your Recovery - Photography
Your camera or I phone can be used to increase your mindfulness. Mindfulness through photography can be a new way of life by using personal snap shots, family albums, and photos taken by others to spur self-reflection and improve social connectedness. Wellness and Resiliency photography will emphasize how photos can serve as a visual journal for self-insight, enhance positive memories, improve creativity, and strengthen your bond with others.
Anyone can refer an Airman into the AFW2 program; download the form by clicking the button below then save the form as a PDF to your computer. Complete the first page of the form and send here. You will also find the email address for delivery at the bottom of page 1 of the form.