Wounded warriors CARE
By Airman 1st Class Jalene A. Brooks , 11th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 07, 2018
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --
JBA is scheduled to host the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s Northeast CARE event Nov. 11-16.
The AFW2 Program provides personalized care and services for wounded, ill, or injured Airmen through adaptive sports programs, caregiver training and strategies, post-military transition assistance as well as benefits and entitlement assistance.
This year, JBA will house AFW2 tournaments in sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball and practice sessions for archery, shooting, track and powerlifting.
Healing, recovery and resiliency workshops involving art, yoga, and writing will be offered at an off-base location.
"We look forward to increasing awareness of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and highlighting the Department of Defense's efforts in taking care of wounded, ill, and injured service members as they navigate the path to recovery,” said Col. Michael Flatten, Air Force Wounded Warrior Program event director. “This event is just one of the various Warrior Care Month events that highlight all of the resources offered to take care of warriors in need."
AFW2’s programs and mission can be summarized by the acronym C.A.R.E.
Caregiver Support: Provides coping tools and strategies to help family members and friends.
Adaptive Sports & Resiliency: Rebuilds confidence in warriors by improving physical and spiritual fitness .
Recovering Airman Mentorship: Workshops that develop mentors and connect them with other warriors to promote and encourage healing.
Empowerment in Transition: Offers post military life transition guidance.
Visit http://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil to learn more about the program, refer a wounded warrior and search for a local recovery care center.