The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) is a program mandated by law that exists to provide personalized support to Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Airmen serving in the United States Air Force that become wounded, ill, or injured and are facing an unexpected transition from the military. The program advocates for wounded warriors to ensure accessibility to care and minimize delays and gaps in medical and non-medical services.
An important component of the AFW2 program are the C.A.R.E. events which are facilitated throughout the year at various Air Force installations around the world. CARE events incorporate many components including: Caregiver Support Program, Adaptive and rehabilitative Sports Program, Recovering Airman Mentorship Program, and Employment/Career Readiness Program.
Scott Air Force Base will be hosting their first ever C.A.R.E. event 19-23 on August 2019, with a stop at the wing building on Thursday.
Attached is the schedule of events for Scott AFB if you find time in your schedules to bring your family out and check out some awesome adaptive sports events.
A schedule of events is as follows:
Aug. 18: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Day of Resiliency (all events held at the Marriott St. Louis Grand), including introductory workshops for yoga, comedy, journaling, and music therapy.
Adaptive sporting events (base fitness center)
Employment in Transition (course for warriors transitioning from the military), held on Scott AFB
Ambassador Training Workshop (prepares warriors to become new AFW2 ambassadors)
Ambassador Outreach events (various units on Scott AFB)
Aug. 22: Ambassador briefing at 932nd Airlift Wing downstairs auditorium starting a 1 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. adaptive sports team scrimmages, fitness center
4:30 p.m. - closing ceremony, Scott AFB Events Center
Aug. 24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wounded Warrior and Caregiver Symposium (Marriott St. Louis Grand)
Information about the event, as well as an agenda, will be posted on Scott AFB social media platforms, and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Facebook page. For more information about the Wounded Warrior program, please visit www.woundedwarrior.af.mil.
NOTE: The 932nd will be hosting an Ambassador briefing on Thursday, 22 Aug at 1300 in the 932nd Airlift Wing Auditorium, so come listen to an interesting speaker and ask questions on resiliency topics.