The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is here to help you, even after you have been permanently retired and are no longer being actively managed by a non-medical case manager or recovery care coordinator. We will provide you information and assistance as needed, giving you the personalized service and support you grew use to. Do not hesitate to call us for answers to questions or to help deal with issues as they rise. We are here to provide you the #CareBeyondDuty we feel you deserve.
If you’re feeling anxious or in distress, contact a Wingman, a friend, family or a trusted leader; these resources can also help:
AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS CENTER (A&FRC)
On-base resource that ensures Airmen and their families connect with effective assistance services on and off base.
MILITARY CRISIS HOTLINE
Access 24/7 immediate, confidential crisis support at 1-800-273-8255
A comprehensive DOD resource that provides health and wellness resources and confidential help, including connecting to specialized peer support groups and Military and Family Life Counseling. www.militaryonesource.mil
MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITY (MTF)
On-base facilities for direct health and wellness care for Airmen, Air Force veterans, and their families.
USAF CHAPLAIN SERVICES
Provides confidential care and counseling, a listening ear, guidance, and religious support. www.chaplaincorps.af.mil
BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS
How do I apply to the Air Force BCMR? The Military Personnel Records page can help.
Active duty and former members of the Regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard, to include Air Force Academy and Reserve Officer Training Corps can apply.
If the former member is deceased or incompetent, surviving spouse, former spouse, next of kin, or a legal representative may apply with supporting documentation (e.g., power of attorney, marriage license, death certificate) indicating they have proper legal standing to apply
Need to know if you are eligible for a VA Clothing Allowance? This Compensation page can help answer that.
How do I update my personal information in DEERS (marriage, divorce, add a child, etc.)? Visit the milConnect website to help answer these questions.
DEFENSE FINANCE ACCOUNTING SERVICES
How do I access my Retired Pay Statement (allotments, direct deposit, tax info, etc.)? These questions are best answered on the myPay website.
DISABILITY BENEFITS QUESTIONNAIRES
DBQs are medical examination forms used to capture essential information for evaluating disability compensation and/or pension claims. A list of all DBQ forms can be viewed on the eBenefits website.
The eBenefits site is your gateway to critical veteran benefit information:
Apply for Benefits
Benefits, Health and Payments
Claims and Appeals
eBenefits Employment Center Profile
VA/DOD Personal Information
VA Online Health Records
FREQUENTLY USED FORMS
Access some of the most frequently used forms under the “Resources” section on the right side of this page; links include:
AFI 36-2603: Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records
DD Form 2860: Claim for Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
DD Form 2891: Authorization for Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan and/or Survivor Benefit Plan Cost Deduction
VA Form 21-534: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child
VA Form 21-674: Request for Approval of School Attendance
How does a beneficiary file a life insurance claim? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website has plenty of information to get you started.
MY HEALTH EVET
The VA My Health eVet website can assist with:
Appointments (view, schedule, VA Facility Locator
Health Records (Blue Button Medical Reports, Labs and Test, Track Health)
Pharmacy (refill prescriptions, track delivery, medications list)
Secure messaging (message my doctor/nurse)
Need to make an appointment for new ID Card(s)? The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) website can help.
Where do members go to learn about new or upcoming TRICARE changes? The TRICARE website is a great starting point; able to assist with:
Claims and Forms
Finding a doctor
News/email update subscriptions
TRICARE publications and more
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
I do not have access to eBenefits, is there another way to get information about my VA Benefits? My Health eVet is not connected with VA benefits. You can obtain this information directly from the VA by one of these methods: Submit your request by e-mail to the VA through the Ask A Question link on https://iris.va.gov/ (Inquiry Routing & Information System), or contact a benefits representative at 1-800-827-1000 (Monday-Friday from 8 to 8 Eastern time). These VA specialists can answer any questions you may have.
VA HOME LOANS
After establishing that you are eligible, you will need a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The COE verifies to the lender that you are eligible for a VA-backed loan. The VA Home Loans page describes evidence you will need to submit to verify your eligibility for a VA home loan and how to submit the evidence and obtain a COE.
When stressed, try:
• Playing games
• Breathing exercises to relax
• Listening to music
• Focusing on spiritual time
• Talking to friends or coworkers
• Watching TV
• Walking or exercising
• Playing with kids or pets
• Working on arts or crafts
We recognize that AFW2 A4L members come to this community with different desires, intentions, perspectives, and abilities; our goal in providing this closed Facebook page aims to assist in the healing, encouraging, supporting and respect of those involved.
Ron Johnson, Program Manager
Candace Escobedo, Program Manager
Armando Franco, Program Manager