The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program organizes Warrior CARE events around the country and invites all wounded, ill, or injured Airmen, Guardians, and authorized caregivers to attend. These regional events bring together more than 200 wounded warriors and caregivers to bond through Caregiver Support, Adaptive Sports and Rehabilitative Sports, Employment and Career Readiness, and more.
Learn more about AFW2’s Warrior CARE events and what they offer.
Find an in-person CARE event, virtual open house, or Warrior Games trial near you.
AFA is proud to support Warrior CARE events by providing:
Medically retired Airmen and Guardians and their spouses do not receive funding from the Department of the Air Force to travel to rehabilitative Warrior CARE events. To fill that gap, the Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program provides Travel Assistance grants so unfunded veterans (and their families) can attend regional Warrior CARE events. Learn more about Travel Assistance →
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. We bring groups of up to 40 caregivers at a time together for much-needed rest and relaxation activities, like spa days, bowling, and lunch cruises. Learn more about caregiver support →
AFA supports Warrior CARE events by providing meals, in-kind donations, social receptions, and more. The Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program team is on-site at Warrior CARE events to help as needs arise, to identify new challenges and solutions, and to remind our Wounded Warriors that we are always there to support them.
“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.”
— Tech. Sgt. Josh Leary, USAF (Ret.)