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Pain medication is managed with the placement of an intrathecal catheter exactly like an epidural catheter used for laboring women, except that the catheter resides in the intrathecal space where the cerebrospinal fluid resides instead of the epidural space. Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients
Doctors at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in the burn intensive care unit in hopes to mitigate opioid addiction and other complications associated with burn care.
0 11/06
2017
U.S. Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso (far left), Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel Services, stands several members of Team U.S. and Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden Jr. (kneeling center), 47th Vice President of the United States, at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2017. The Invictus Games were established by Prince Harry of Wales in 2014, and have brought together wounded and injured veterans from 17 nations to compete across 12 adaptive sporting events. (Courtesy photo) Evolution of adaptive sports
With the event coming to a close, thousands around the world turned their attention toward the 2017 Invictus Games, witnessing feats of incredible talent and hearing truly inspiring stories from world-class athletes.
0 10/02
2017
Coaching Wounded warrior coaches help athletes advance in their recovery
From Sept. 23-30, 2017 more than 550 wounded service members from 17 nations are competing in Toronto, Canada, for the 2017 Invictus Games. About 85 wounded warriors represent Team USA with about 20 of those making up Team Air Force.
0 9/29
2017
U.S. Air Force veteran Kyle Burnett, a former knowledge operations master sergeant, stands with her teammate and fiancé U.S. Air Force veteran Reese Hines, a former explosive ordnance disposal master sergeant, during the cycling competition of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 26, 2017. The duo met during a softball league sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program in Alaska in September 2015, and have been inseparable since. (Courtesy photo) Competition fuels hearts, ignites relationship
In 2015, when a Naperville, Illinois girl met a small-town boy from Eagle River, Alaska, neither knew immediately how their relationship would evolve beyond teammates; however, the now engaged pair of retired Air Force athletes would still say “teammates” will always be a word that first comes to mind when describing their connection.
0 9/28
2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgts. Linn Knight and Kenneth Guinn, explosive ordnance disposal specialists assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., pose for a photo with their official Warrior Games medals July 8, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill. The commonalities between the lives of these two warriors are uncanny and extensive; from growing up in the same city and joining the Air Force in the same year, to a traumatic run-in with an IED on the same day. While sharing similar career assignments and progression, Guinn and Knight have forged a friendship built upon on a life of shared experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons) Bonded through service, linked by fate
Thousands gathered to witness an extraordinary display of resilience and strength by the nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing all branches of the military during the 2017 Defense Department Warrior Games in Chicago. The lives of two master sergeants became forever intertwined as if guided by fate, leading them toward a chance to serve as teammates and represent the Air Force at this year’s games.
0 7/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo JB San Antonio-Randolph to host Warrior CARE event Jan. 9-13
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program will host a Warrior CARE Event Jan. 9 -13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph where about 120 wounded, ill or injured service men and women from across the nation are expected to participate.
0 1/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Recovery care coordinators provide ‘boots on the ground’ support
During his 30-year Air Force career, Keith Mondloch spent much of his time on the flightline as an aircraft maintainer, but he also devoted many hours as a senior NCO helping young Airmen with personnel, financial and legal issues.
0 1/03
2017
Participants of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s Northeast Warrior CARE Event shoot archery on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 18, 2016. The AFW2 regional CARE event provided a holistic opportunity for wounded warriors to enhance the four domains -- physical, mental, spiritual and social – of Comprehensive Airman Fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Wounded warriors given avenues during CARE event
Nearly 130 Air Force wounded warriors and caregivers attending the latest Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program’s CARE event at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, from Nov. 14-18 received tools and resources to help them deal with their individual challenges.
0 11/18
2016
The Air Force competes against the Navy for 3rd place during the 4th Annual Pentagon Sitting Volleyball Tournament Navy Nov. 20, 2014, at the Pentagon Athletic Club.  The one-day tournament is designed to bring awareness to the challenges of the wounded, ill or injured population. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.) Pentagon holds 4th Annual Pentagon Sitting Volleyball Tournament
Fifty-two active-duty and veteran athletes from each of the military services and the U.S. Special Operations Command participated in the 4th Annual Pentagon Sitting Volleyball Tournament Nov. 20 at the Pentagon Athletic Club.
1 11/21
2014
Kai, a service dog, lays on the lap of Staff Sgt. August O'Niell during an Air Force wounded, ill or injured warrior sitting volleyball practice  Nov. 18, 2014, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. O'Niell, a pararescueman, was wounded in July 2011 during a deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson) AFW2 helps Airmen take steps toward recovery
One would never know the twelve current and retired Airmen walking into the Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Nov. 18, were wounded, ill or seriously injured. Minutes later, it is evident as the bleachers and floor fill with gym bags, volleyballs and prosthetic limbs, while two dogs sit loyally on the sideline waiting for their owners to return from practice.
0 11/19
2014
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