Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2)
The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is a Congressionally-mandated and federally-funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to total force seriously (SI) or very seriously wounded (VSI), ill or injured Airmen and Guardians. In addition to well-coordinated & individualized personal support, AFW2 advocates on behalf of our warriors to ensure accessibility of care and provide them with a host of support programs. The AFW2 staff is committed to helping wounded warriors minimize delays and gaps in both medical and non-medical services, while focusing on specific personal and family needs.
AFW2 uses the term "Airman for Life" somewhat loosely. The program's goal is to provide wounded warriors the necessary services so they can successfully recover, move-forward with the necessary resiliency skills and fortitude to go about their daily lives. Because the Department of Veteran Affairs is charged with taking over continued long-term support, AFW2's overall role is very limited once a Service member is permanently separated or retired.