Wounded Airman Program

Wounded Airman Program

Our Wounded Airman Program was brought forward in 2011, as General Phil Breedlove, then Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, was visiting an Airman at Walter Reed.  The Airman was rooming with warriors from the other Services and the General recognized our Airman was not receiving the same level of support from our Air Force as the other warriors were receiving from their Service.  AFA was asked to take the lead in raising awareness and support within the Air Force community, and took the task to a national level. Today we are supporting the work of the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) office at each of the adaptive sports camps, as well as directly helping Airmen financially, with adapted equipment, and lifestyle items. Since officially announcing our agreement with the Air Force in October, 2013, we look forward to having a larger and more public impact with the program. With over 3,000 Airmen on record as wounded*, we need your support!

As the Wounded Airman Program is operated and administered by the Air Force Association, 100% of donations made by individuals restricted to use for the WAP goes directly to supporting Wounded Airmen. Overhead and staff time are covered by AFA’s general fund. We need support for both, but you can rest assured that we’re serving our Wounded Airmen with integrity. Using our network of chapters and members, and our resources through restricted fundraising, we are able to fulfill needs for equipment, care, and quality of life items for Wounded Airmen, under the expanded definition of seriously ill, wounded, or injured. To donate to this initiative, click DONATE and select “Wounded Airmen”.  


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Paula Roy, Director of Airmen and Family Programs, addresses wounded Airmen in Colorado Springs.

*An Air Force Wounded Warrior is any seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Airman identified on a casualty report, or recommended by the medical community, as having highly complex medical conditions identified by the medical community. Also included are Airmen who have been referred to the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and/or other mental health conditions, or who have been retained for more than six months on medical Title 10 orders, or returned to Title 10 orders, for medical conditions related to deployment

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