Event Support: Air Force and DoD Events
"Being involved in CARE events and the Warrior Games taught me there is still ability in my disability. It taught me I'm not forgotten. I'm still part of the Air Force family. I don't feel alone anymore. Without AFA, we wouldn't be able to heal like that."
— Josh Leary, TSgt (Ret.)
WAP at the 2018 Warrior Games
The Wounded Airman Program kicked off our support of the Warrior Games by hosting a pep rally for all Air Force Wounded Warriors. We welcomed 150 team members, coaches, family members, community supporters, local Air Force leadership, and more to an evening of motivational speeches, refreshments, laughter, and excitement!
Eight of the 40-member Air Force team and one caregiver were funded to attend through AFA's Airmen for Life travel assistance.
During the track and field competitions, the Wounded Airman Program hosted a hospitality tent for 1,200 wounded warriors and family members across all services. They stopped by to grab coffee, cold drinks, snacks, treats for the kids, and ice cream. We were proud to offer this service to so many wounded warriors to say thank you for everything they have done for our country.