Caregiver Support

Just as our wounded Airmen and Guardians have made great sacrifices in the name of service, so have their caregivers. These hidden heroes bring a strength to our Air Force and Space Force that few will ever truly understand.

While caregivers often suffer alone, they can thrive within a community who understands their challenges and sacrifices. That’s why AFA’s Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program provides opportunities and funding for caregivers to connect with the Wounded Warrior community.

AFA Day was host for 35 caregivers at the November 2022 Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event at National Harbor, Md. The caregivers participated in activities to help themselves as well as their loved ones improve on recovery techniques when they get home. Staff photo.


CARE Events

The life of a caregiver can be lonely and isolating. We are proud to bring together groups of up to 40 caregivers at a time for much-needed rest and relaxation activities. AFA’s Caregiver Days have included everything from spa days to bowling to a cruise around Washington, DC.

At every on-site CARE event, AFA hosts a “Caregiver Day” to treat the caregivers to respite care, mindfulness coaching, and team-building activities to improve their quality of life. Learn more about Warrior CARE events →

Travel Assistance

When an unfunded veteran warrior is selected to attend a Warrior CARE event, AFA helps fund their caregivers to attend, too. The Wounded Airmen & Guardian Program helps caregivers find and afford childcare and parking so they can attend important sessions on resiliency training and financial management. Learn more about applying for Travel Assistance →