Wounded Airman Program
AFA's Wounded Airman Program, established in 2011, provides funds that
go directly to helping seriously ill and injured Airman. As a part of
our larger mission to support the Total Air Force family, our work in
step with the Air Force Wounded Warrior office in San Antonio, TX, who handles care for all Wounded Airmen, including during and after separation or
retirement from the Air Force. 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”.
Donations to AFA's Wounded Airman Program are used to help encourage
continuing education and care for airmen. We have provided equipment
like specially-outfitted wheelchairs and cars, and support each Wounded
Airmen Adaptive Sports Camps, held at no cost to Airmen around the
country to foster teamwork, community, leadership, and a sense of
mission during various stages of recovery. These camps, and the
selection process leading up to the annual Warrior Games, are
transformative for the Airmen and their families, and AFA is there to be
a part of that. With approximately 4,373 Airmen identified as "wounded," we have
a lot of work to do to make sure they are cared for and welcomed into
their communities. At this year’s Warrior Games in Colorado on the National level, we were able to help ship a specially-outfitted wheelchair for
Chris Wolff to be able to participate in cycling events. At the State Level, Colorado sponsored an Airman to help with his
expenses while at the Games, and brought many members out to cheer on the Air Force Team. In addition to duffel bags for each of
the team members, we offered complimentary one-year AFA memberships to each of the incredibly resilient Warriors who competed.
Another success this year, bringing publicity to the Wounded Airman Program, was the
Air Force Association Cycling Classic. As the sole beneficiary, riders helped raise $20,000 for the program.
Inquiries can be sent to AFAWAP@afa.org.