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Media Invited to Attend: Warrior CARE Event July 23-27

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. --

The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program will host a Warrior CARE event at Offutt Air Force Base July 23-27, 2018.

More than 90 wounded, ill or injured service men and women and their caregivers from around the country will be introduced to the full spectrum of support programs offered by AFW2. Recovering service members attending the athletic portion will train and compete in adaptive & rehabilitative 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.

Caregivers and trainees for the Ambassador and mentor programs will be immersed in leadership workshops that will hone their skills, allowing them to help other recovering service members as needed. Employment and career readiness training programs will be offered to those recovering service members needing additional education to help them pursue post-retirement employment.

Opening ceremonies will be held at Offutt Air Force Base July 23, 2018 at 8 a.m. at the Offutt Air Force Base Field House.

The CARE event provides seriously wounded, ill and injured recovering service members, veterans and their caregivers focused and personalized service through caregiver support training, adaptive and rehabilitative sports events, recovering Airman mentorship training and employment and career readiness classes along with music, art and comedy programs.

Media interested in covering the opening ceremony or competitions should contact the 55th Wing Public Affairs office at 402-294-3663 no later than 5 p.m. July 22, 2018.