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  • Retired MWDs looking for families, homes, couches

    Thousands of MWDs are stationed around the world placing themselves in harm’s way detecting bombs, land mines and subduing threatening people; all in the name of keeping Americans safe.
  • Blue Grit podcast features stories of resilience, strength

    You may have noticed a recent addition to the Air Force Portal homepage. A logo depicting a warrior looking over his shoulder with a fighter jet above him. It’s the face of the Blue Grit podcast. The podcast is the brainchild of Maj. Anna Fedotova, Los Angeles Air Force Base psychologist.
  • Instructor pilot shares experience in AFW2 program before competing in Warrior Games

    The end of an Easter egg hunt in 2017 brought Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, down to the ground as his body was trapped in a seizure.
  • 2015 DOD Warrior Games to begin June 19

    The opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games is scheduled for 11 a.m. EDT, June 19, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.
  • Eglin Airman participates in adaptive camp

    Two years after complications from a massive stroke that forced Senior Airman Chris Fugitt to retire from the Air Force, his warrior spirit enabled him to power past a number of debilitating setbacks, to the point where he attended his first adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp here this week.
  • Horse power: Wounded warriors receive healing, support through Academy’s equine-assisted therapy

    Just as service members come from all walks of life, so do the 30 Academy-owned horses an Army veteran and wounded warrior said comforted him when he took part in the Warrior Wellness program here. Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Legendre suffers from chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, deafness in one ear and a traumatic brain injury. By connecting with the horses, staff and other combat veterans at the Academy's Equestrian Center, he said he's gained hope and found reasons to keep moving forward.
  • Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an Academy leader

    Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the Academy's command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

    When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally.
  • Coach zeroes in on Wounded Warriors' abilities

    He doesn't see scars, illnesses or disabilities. Don't get him wrong, he does care. However, in his sport, he only has one requirement.
  • Sitting Volleyball: Marines, Airmen square off in battle of undefeated team at 2014 Warrior Games

    The floor of the stadium shook and the cheers from the audience filled the room with excitement as the Marine Corps and Air Force teams took to the volleyball court on Sept. 29, during the 2014 Warrior Games hosted here at the United States Olympic Training Center.
  • Wheelchairs clash in the first basketball matches at Warrior Games

    The first round of wheelchair basketball brought some fierce competition between the services during the 2014 Warrior Games at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29.
  • 2014 Warrior Games to kick off

    Beginning Sept. 28, for seven days, 40 Air Force veteran athletes will compete head-to-head within various adaptive sports for the Warrior Games alongside more than 210 other warriors from the Air Force’s sister services, taking place at the Olympic Training Center, Fort Carson and Garry Barry Stadium at Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 28th thru Oct. 4th.
  • Suicide prevention takes courage, communication, official says

    The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military, a Pentagon official said Aug. 21.
  • Medical equipment maintainers support warrior care

    Whether it is medical imaging equipment, defibrillators, surgical or clinical laboratory machinery go down, a team of experts take action to get the technology back up and running.
  • Trauma surgeon urges continued investment in combat care

    As combat operations wind down in Afghanistan and the Defense Department struggles with ever-tighter budgetary constraints, a seasoned military trauma surgeon warned against arbitrary cuts that could unravel successes made in preventing combat injuries and, when they occur, providing the best medical care from the point of injury through rehabilitation.
  • Changes to BE WELL mean more choices for Airmen

    The BE WELL program, an Air Force-wide program designed to provide Airmen and Air Force leaders with resources to optimize fitness and health, now offers more choices and increased flexibility, thanks to a revamp that went into effect July 1.The Balanced Eating, Work Out Effectively, Living Longer, or BE WELL program, was redesigned based on input
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