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  • 2019 DoD Warrior Games underway in Tampa

    This is the second time the Warrior Games are being held in public venues and not on a military installation. The games are free to watch, open to the public and offer a rare opportunity to watch and be inspired by wounded warriors who have shown incredible resilience as they overcome significant physical and psychological challenges to compete in adaptive sports all around Tampa.
  • AFW2 announces 2019 Warrior Games team

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, or AFW2, is proud to announce the 2019 Air Force Warrior Games team. A team of coaches and staff selected 40 primary and ten alternates at the 6th Annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 7th. The 40-person team will go on to compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida, June 21-30.
  • Going strong: Airman reflects on getting fit to serve

    Staff Sgt. Jennifer Thacker utilizes powerlifting to become more confident while staying fit.
  • Del Toro inspires others during Invictus Games, earns gold at shot put

    Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro is all about smiles and inspiring others as he competes at the Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
  • Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

    It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during a powerlifting competition. Spilde isn’t thinking about how big the other competitors are or how much weight they can lift; she’s focused on the mission at hand -- pushing her limits.
  • Powerlifting duo competes, wins big

    Co-workers occasionally find common interests between them. For two Airmen at Scott Air Force Base that turned into powerlifting competitions.
  • Invictus Games: Airman takes silver in powerlifting

    A retired Air Force staff sergeant took silver in the heavyweight powerlifting category here Sept. 14, in the final day of competition at the inaugural Invictus Games.
  • PACAF chief breaks military, American powerlifting records

    One Airman, who has been powerlifting for nearly 30 years, approached the stage, chalked up his hands, and made his second attempt at breaking the national and American powerlifting record.
  • Recruiter powerful force in competitive weightlifting

    An Air Force recruiter in Richmond, Va., has gone far beyond keeping fit for Air Force standards. The 24-year-old is a competitive weightlifter measuring up against some of the best in her field.
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