By Sarah Greer, WTC Stratcom
There are now 144 registered organizations in the AW2 Community Support Network to demonstrate their support for AW2 Soldiers, Veterans, and Families.
In May, the AW2 Community Support Network hosted its second quarterly conference call to discuss the benefits of adaptive sports and recreation. BG Gary Cheek, Commander of the Warrior Transition Command, discussed the ways adaptive sports and recreation boost confidence as wounded warriors set goals and transition to life post-injury. I personally really enjoyed hearing from AW2 Veteran Kortney Clemons, who spoke about the ways training as a Paralympic-level athlete helped him move forward with his life and recovery. Many of the AW2 Community Support Network organizations discussed best practices in hosting adaptive sports programs for wounded warriors, and I hope they each learned something from their peers.
The list of newly registered organizations is below. AW2 has posted most of these organizations to the AW2 website and is working to post the others.
Federal Organizations: (registered between March 9 and May 31)
Non-Federal Organizations: (registered between March 9 and May 31)
- Armed Forces Foundation
- Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
- Canine Companions for Independence
- Champions Made From Adversity
- Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc.
- Freedom Service Dogs
- Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors
- Jericho Project
- Long Island University Homeland Security Management Institute
- Northeast Dupage Special Recreation Association
- Our Forgotten Warriors
- Pets for Patriots
- Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Sports Program
- Southwest Veterans’ Business Resource Center, Inc.
- The Link-Up.org
- Timber Creek Farms, Inc.
- Warrior Weekend
AW2 encourages all AW2 Soldiers, Veterans, and Family members to nominate organizations for the AW2 Community Support Network. To nominate an organization that has made a difference in your life, contact me at AW2CommunitySupportNetwork@conus.army.mil.
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