Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2)

AFD-100121-020Designed to afford wounded warriors and their family one-on-one assistance in transition, employment preparation, relocation, financial preparation, as well as a variety of other areas of need. Airman & Family Readiness Centers (A&FRCs) are a key resource in providing a wide range of support to families and wounded, ill, and injured members. A&FRC staff represent consistent sources of corporate knowledge about their base and local communities which assist the Family Liaison Officer (FLO) whenever needed. Ensure one-on-one pre-separation counseling is accomplished for the Warrior & Survivor Care program participants through the A&FRC to include a veterans benefits briefing and Disabled-Transition Assistance Program counseling is provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Assistance in completing and submitting a VA Form 21-526, Claim for Disability Compensation or Pension, will be arranged through the DVA; if a DVA counselor is not available, A&FRC will ensure assistance is available. Service DogMoody offers a unique collaborative opportunity through the Moody AFW2 Care Team.  This is a multidisciplinary team to ensure all concerns and needs in order to best serve the warrior and their family.  The team is comprised of an Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) representative, medical nurse case managers, Recovery Care Coordinator, Mental Health nurse case manager, and 23 Wing/93 AGOW Chaplains. Goal is to ensure warriors receive information and services to equip them for whatever lies ahead – be it transition to civilian life or remain in the military.

Special Hiring Program

The Air Force’s Wounded Warrior Civil Service Employment Program assists combat-related ill and injured airmen secure Air Force civil service jobs. Since the program’s inception in 2006, nearly 120 wounded warriors have joined the Air Force’s civilian work force. This employment program affects wounded warriors with a 30 percent or higher combat-related disability rating. It provides for the noncompetitive placement of a wounded warrior into an Air Force civil service position and can temporarily fund their salary through the use of a central salary account, if necessary. Wounded warriors not only gain employment, but employers benefit as well from the hiring program. The recruitment process is streamlined and employers get well-qualified and trained individuals much faster to fill existing openings. Learn more at http://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/

Additional Resources

TSGLI Websiteinsurance.va.gov/Sglisite/TSGLI/TSGLI.htm Keeping it all Together KIAT[1] Wounded Warrior Continuum of Care Information Sheet – 15 Nov,12 Peer to Peer Caregiver Support Memo

Moody Recovery Care Coordinator

Dan Ransom, (229) 257-3112

Other Resources

U.S. Department of Defense Office of Warrior Care Policy – health.mil/warriorcare

National Resource Directory – Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and caregivers with Those Who Support Them

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