• Sgt. Sonya Comer tests a donated violin at the Warrior Transition Battalion occupational therapy building when the WTB received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday from the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic. (DoD Photograph by Joe Smith, EAMC Medical Photographer, U.S. Army/Released)

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    Sgt. Sonya Comer tests a donated violin at the Warrior Transition Battalion occupational therapy building when the WTB received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday from the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf...

  • Command Sgt. Maj David Magnuson and Judith Thompson of the Warrior Transition Battalion received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday, including musical instruments, diving equipment, seating and entertainment equipment for the wounded warrior barrack's common area from the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic. (DoD Photograph by Joe Smith, EAMC Medical Photographer, U.S. Army/Released)

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    Command Sgt. Maj David Magnuson and Judith Thompson of the Warrior Transition Battalion received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday, including musical instruments, diving equipment, seating and entertainment equipment...

  • Sgt. Sonya Comer tests a donated violin at the Warrior Transition Battalion occupational therapy building when the WTB received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday from the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic. (DoD Photograph by Joe Smith, EAMC Medical Photographer, U.S. Army/Released)

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    Sgt. Sonya Comer tests a donated violin at the Warrior Transition Battalion occupational therapy building when the WTB received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday from the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf...

  • Maj. Lincoln Williams, Executive officer, Warrior Transition Battalion, helps Branden Green inspect diving equipment donated for the occupational therapy program on Monday by the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic. (DoD Photograph by Joe Smith, EAMC Medical Photographer, U.S. Army/Released)

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    Maj. Lincoln Williams, Executive officer, Warrior Transition Battalion, helps Branden Green inspect diving equipment donated for the occupational therapy program on Monday by the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic. (DoD Photograph...

  • The Warrior Transition Battalion received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday, including musical instruments, diving equipment, seating and entertainment equipment for the wounded warrior barrack's common area from the the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic. (DoD Photograph by Joe Smith, EAMC Medical Photographer, U.S. Army/Released)

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    The Warrior Transition Battalion received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday, including musical instruments, diving equipment, seating and entertainment equipment for the wounded warrior barrack's common area from the...

FORT GORDON, Ga. -- The Warrior Transition Battalion received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday, including musical instruments, diving equipment, seating and entertainment equipment for the wounded warrior barrack's common area.

The Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic used money raised from the golf tournament to purchase equipment to help the wounded warriors with their occupational therapy.

The organization delivered 10 theater chairs, a high definition television projector, and an Xbox One for the common area at the barracks; 10 air rifles and 22 air pistols for the adaptive sports program; and scuba gear including tanks, regulators, fins and masks.

"The Soldiers gave us a list of instruments they wanted to play for the therapy sessions and the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior group went and purchased the items for our Soldiers," said Judith Thompson, EAMC Supervising Occupational Therapist.

"Music is an important way for Soldiers to readjust to everyday life after being in a combat zone."

A previous Soldier in Judith's program found that playing guitar when he was unable to sleep or felt high levels of anxiety was the only thing that helped him calm down and deal with the stress.

"The Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion that are involved in the music therapy have even formed a band, called 'Bent not Broken' and receive musical lesson's from the Fort Gordon Band," said Judith.

"These types of donations are wonderful. Through our community's donations of time and equipment, we are able to help wounded warriors to better deal with the issues they face after being injured.

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