• AFW2 briefs Airmen on resources

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior program ambassadors told their stories to Keesler Airmen across base from June 6 to 8. AFW2 provides support and services to wounded, ill and injured Airmen by providing nonmedical care support and helping facilitate some medical care support.

  • AFW2 provides care, advocacy for AFGSC Airmen

    Among those who deployed, more than 52,000 U.S. service members were physically injured in recent military conflicts, and another 500,000 are living with invisible wounds ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Air Force Wounded Warrior program serves injured and ill Airmen

    No other time than during the current pandemic has the Air Force’s mental health, family advocacy, and other support programs been so important. One program - the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program - has been essential in providing wounded, ill, and injured Airmen a place to turn for assistance.

  • Wounded warrior talks resiliency during tactical pause

    In the wake of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s Resiliency Tactical Pause directive, Master Sgt. Jose E. Rijos, Air Force Wounded Warrior ambassador, recounted the traumas of his career with his service dog, Cairo, at his side.

  • Wounded Warrior finds purpose in sharing story

    On Oct. 11, 2015, Col. Laurel Burkel was rescued from the mangled wreckage of the helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Burkel lived to tell her story, but Maj. Phyllis Pelky, Master Sgt. Greg Kuhse, and three NATO partners were lost. Recently, she shared her story of resiliency during a Wounded Warrior

  • Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients

    Doctors at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in the burn intensive care unit in hopes to mitigate opioid addiction and other complications associated with

  • 2017 Invictus Games slated to commence Sept. 23

    Athletes from around the world will come together in Toronto, to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games, uniting more than 550 wounded, ill or injured military service members from 17 nations to compete in 12 unique sporting events.

  • Invisible wounds: Finding a voice

    Air Force leadership and wounded warriors came together to speak out on invisible wounds during a panel discussion at this year’s Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.