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  • AFW2 Announces Team Air Force for Warrior Games 2021

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is proud to announce the 2021 Air Force Warrior Games team. A team of coaches and staff selected 45 primary and 15 alternates, a combination of active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and veterans, after their 2021 Virtual Air Force Trials competition. The 45-person team will go on to compete at the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, Sept 12-22.
  • AFW2 Behind the Scenes: The Family We Choose

    Family consists of the people that you are born to such as your mother, father, and siblings. Those ties are usually stronger than any other relationship throughout our lives, but the family that we choose can be just as strong as those we don’t choose. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program emphasizes the strength of the family that we are born into, as well as, the family we choose.
  • Suicide Leaves Bruises: Final 24

    A porch is a place where families gather to greet each other after months of being apart, a place where people sit to enjoy their drinks and watch their neighbors pass by, a place where hugs and love is spread throughout the hearts that gather there. Does anyone ever think that their porch is where they would spend their last hours thinking about life and then putting a gun to their head?
  • Testaments of Healing

    When most people hear the word ambassador, they think of someone educated, professional, and of high importance but no one really considers how they got to that position. The path of an Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program Ambassador is not an easy one by any means.
  • Virtual Sports Goes International

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program has been hosting virtual sporting competitions this summer to help keep the Warriors physically fit and their mind busy, and there has been an amazing turn out for them. With this being a new way forward for the foreseeable future, AFW2 needed to step up their game in how these virtual events are produced and they did just that. The most recent event, Archery and Shooting, has gone international.
  • Summer safety with a splash of awareness

    School’s out, the sun is shining, and bags are being packed as families head out on vacation. Summer has officially arrived and AFW2 is providing some safety tips to ensure you, and your family, are prepared for some fun in the sun.
  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Resiliency, wellness

    The goal of the Wellness and Resiliency Program is to help ensure there is a resilient community being built and maintained throughout all areas of a wounded warrior’s life to include their physical, spiritual, mental and social fitness. During COVID-19, the team assists warriors, caregivers and staff cope with the mental stresses a pandemic can cause.
  • Brain surgery to bear hugs: One Wounded Warrior’s story

    Born with a birth defect causing seizures, battling anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and facing divorce and separation from a child, can be a lot for anyone to handle, but with a community of support things can get better. For retired Air Force Captain Rob Hufford, 55th Civil Engineering Squadron, no statement could ring truer. From an all-time low to bear hugging England’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, while in Australia to compete in the Invictus Games, things are looking up for Hufford.
  • Wounded warriors participate at 2017 AFW2

    Col. David, 432nd Wing/432 Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander presents a medal to an Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials competitor after competing in the wheelchair basketball competition March 1, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Competitors participated in the basketball tournament until a third, second and first place team were awarded. The
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