JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – A Warrior CARE event for more than 160 wounded, ill or injured Air Force and Army service members from around the country will take place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord August 1-4.
The event is hosted by the U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Battalion at JBLM, Madigan Army Medical Center, and the JBLM Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
The opening ceremony will be held at JBLM Lewis Main at 8 a.m. at Cowan Stadium. This is the second year for this event at JBLM.
The event consists of an Introductory Adaptive Sports & Reconditioning Camp designed to introduce adaptive sports to the seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans to aid in their recovery and promote mental and physical wellness and promote teamwork.
Participants will train and compete in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, swimming, air pistol and rifle shooting, archery and cycling, as well as track-and-field competitions including shot-put, discus and running events.
Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program and the Army Warrior Transition Command will provide information and education to Warriors and their families about career readiness, care giver support and mentorship. The AFW2 Program will also provide music therapy with the help of “Rock to Recovery” led by Wes Geer, former guitar player for the band Korn.
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, administered by the Air Force Personnel Center, provides personalized support and advocacy to recovering service members, their families and caregivers. For more information about AFW2 visit www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/.Print This Post