STAND TO!

Edition: Thu, March 20, 2008
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"We made a surge in operations, and the results are now clear: more effective raids to root out enemies, better and more accurate intelligence information from the locals, and higher hopes for the future from the Iraqi people. And across this country, the more that Iraqis have gotten to know Americans - the nature of our intentions and the character of our Soldiers - the better they've felt about the United States of America."

-Vice President Richard B. Cheney, speaking to troops in Iraq March 18


U.S. will complete mission, Cheney tells troops in Iraq

TODAY'S FOCUS

Comprehensive Care Plan

What is it?

The Comprehensive Care Plan is what the Army uses to offer a holistic approach to how Warriors in Transition receive care, support and services. It begins with a complete assessment of the warrior in transition, including the mind, body, heart and spirit.

Truly comprehensive care:
- Focuses on physical injuries and mental illnesses equally.
- Provides compassionate support with relationship coaching and life skills development.
- Offers opportunities to grow and develop vocational, recreational and other skills.
- Returns Warriors in Transition successfully to duty, or to an independent civilian life.

What has the Army done?

The Army recognized that Soldiers heal better when surrounded by their Families and when engaged in productive, stimulating activities during the healing process. The Comprehensive Care Plan ensures Soldiers and their Families get the tools, resources and support needed to heal. Each warrior in transition and Family receives a care plan tailored to the needs of the mind, body, heart and spirit.

Specialized care, support and services:
- Physical rehabilitation and sports therapies re-energize the body.
- Pain management and addiction therapy keep the person at a healthy balance.
- Behavioral health treatment and relationship counseling keep the mind in focus.
- Occupational and life skills therapies keep the person productive and self-assured.

What does the Army have planned for the future?

To keep warriors in transition on the path to success, the Army has a series of specific assessment activities planned, in which it will look at how Soldiers perform, how the system helps them recover, and what the Army can do better to provide the care, support and services warriors in transition and Families deserve, equal to their sacrifices.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army gets its best results from highly motivated Soldiers and Families. The pay-off from retaining those motivated, experienced warriors is enormous, and the Army will honor its debt to Soldiers and Families by ensuring they receive the best care and support possible. This Comprehensive Care Plan is the Army's commitment to honor that debt. A healed Soldier and Family is the Army's payment.

For more information:

Army Medicine

Army Wounded Warrior Program

Army Behavioral Health

An Inspirational Story

Military One Source

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- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

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