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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, Sept. 18, 2009) -- The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program launched a redesigned Web site and blog Thursday as part of the program's realignment under the Army's Warrior Transition Command.

The new Web site at http://www.AW2.army.mil and blog at http://AW2.armylive.dodlive.mil are designed to provide robust information and updates on how AW2 is fulfilling its mission of providing personalized support to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers, veterans, and their families.

"During our AW2 Symposium this year, I thought about how we could improve communication with our Soldiers, veterans, and families," said Col. Jim Rice, AW2 director, adding that participants identified the need for information as one of the top five issues for wounded warriors and their families.

One of the Web site's many new features is an expanded Career and Education section to better assist the transition of AW2 Soldiers, veterans, and families to the civilian workforce.

In the coming weeks, AW2 will feature a wounded warrior employment series of blog entries on the newly redesigned AW2 Blog, Rice said, to highlight best practices from AW2 career coordinators and real-world experiences from AW2 Soldiers and veterans.

The AW2 Blog uses a blogging platform provided by ArmyLive. The blog will continue to voice a variety of perspectives from inside AW2, Rice said, and allow for interactive feedback in the form of comments. It also links to popular posts and other warrior care and Army Web sites.

For the last five years, AW2 has assisted and advocated for the most severely wounded, injured and ill Soldiers, veterans, and their families

For more information about the Army Wounded Warrior Program, visit www.AW2.army.mil or call 1-800-237-1336 toll-free.

(Robert Moore serves as a public affairs officer for AW2 and the Warrior Transition Command.)

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