AFA remains committed to taking care of our wounded, ill and injured Airmen that have given so much to our Air Force and our nation. Under a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Air Force, AFA operates our Wounded Airman Program (WAP) in partnership with the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program to provide much needed support to our wounded Airmen. Examples of support include prosthetics, financial aid, caregiver support, on-site support at adaptive sports camps and the Department of Defense Warrior Games and much more.
History of Program
The Wounded Airman Program was brought forward in 2011 when General Phillip Breedlove, then Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, was visiting an Airman at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Airman was rooming with service members from different branches and General Breedlove recognized he was not receiving the same level of support from the Air Force as the other service members were receiving from their respective branches.
The Air Force Association was asked to take the lead in raising awareness and support for wounded Airmen within the Air Force community. AFA Chapters from all around the country immediately stepped in to help support through their own funds and relationships with their local medical centers.
Why We Need You
With your help, we have given much needed support to our wounded Airmen and their families by: providing more than $50,000 annually in direct assistance grants, providing adaptive sports equipment to wounded Airmen in rehabilitation, and sponsoring more than 50 unfunded veteran wounded warriors and caregivers to travel around the country to attend rehabilitation events. As the program continues to grow, so will the amount of direct support we are able to provide.
We need your help to give our wounded Airmen the best possible support they deserve. To donate to the Wounded Airman Program, click DONATE and select “Wounded Airman Program.”
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Thank You to Our Sponsors
The Wounded Airman Program could not operate without the help of its generous volunteers and donors.