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  • Air Force Wounded Warrior Program aids Airmen, Guardians

    Life for injured or wounded military personnel can be painful as they may think there’s no treatment for what they’re going through, however, the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program helps Airmen, Guardians and families get the resources they need.

  • PTSD Awareness Month

    Many people know of PTSD, but may not fully understand how it affects people. It can affect those suffering from it differently, and it is important to understand that PTSD is more than a diagnosis.The month of June marks Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness month.

  • Month of the Military Caregiver: Hidden Heroes

    May is recognized as the Department of Defense’s Month of the Military Caregiver. This time is used to honor, commend and show appreciation for those that care for wounded, ill and injured service members. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, known as AFW2, has a Caregiver Support and Family

  • Fighting the demons: A 'typical' Defender's story

    If there is a “typical” security forces Airman, retired Master Sgt. Dwayne Pyle says he was it. He loved his job and felt he was good at it, even though he did get into a little trouble during his first assignment in Germany.

  • Service dog rescues veteran from despair of PTSD (Part 2)

    Service dog Romeo guides Air Force veteran Ryan Kaono through days of living with PTSD. The dog's training makes it possible for Kaono to battle through extreme anxiety and night terrors caused by enemy attacks while deployed to Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia; and Balad Air Base, Iraq.

  • Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a veteran's story (Part 1)

    For decades, Air Force veteran Ryan Kaono battled through anxiety and night terrors alone. During his second suicide attempt in 2010, something in him caused him to reach out for help which ultimately resulted in a formal diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This veteran and his family are

  • PTSD treatment confronts the trauma behind the disorder

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments being deployed for this invisible wound at Air Force hospitals and clinics today. It’s normal to feel