People can define resiliency in a lot of different ways, but there are a couple of things that we know for sure. We know that as you're able to enhance performance and capabilities, you build resiliency in individuals. It's about developing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, speaks to Army spouses, about the implementation of the Ready and Resilient Campaign, which is tied to the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, at last week's annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army
Leadership resolves to find 'right' family programs
Family involvement is key. Families have to be an integral part of the treatment, to ensure the overall success of the treatment process.
- Col. Patrick Sargent, commander, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, emphasizes the importance of a family's active participation in a Soldier's treatment process
Fort Hood prepares for Intrepid Center Satellite program
Warrior Care Month 2012
What is it?
Warrior Care Month, initiated in 2008, is observed by the military services each November. This is a time to reaffirm a commitment to quality health care, education and careers for our nation's wounded, ill and injured service members. The theme for this year's joint observance is Success through Transition - Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship.
What has the Army done?
Caring for and supporting wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families is an enduring mission and sacred obligation. Clearly, there is no greater or higher calling than helping the wounded Soldiers heal and transition successfully back to the force or into private sector jobs and careers.
The Warrior Transition Command (WTC) is the lead proponent for the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) - an Army-wide structure to provide support and services for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers. WCTP enables the Army to evaluate and treat Soldiers through a comprehensive, Soldier-centric process of medical care, rehabilitation, professional development, and achievement of personal goals.
What does the Army have planned for the future?
Across the Army, during November, Army leaders will host employment fairs, professional development sessions, open houses, media days, adaptive sports and reconditioning events, and celebrate the resiliency of Soldiers and their families. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers from Warrior Transition Units will also engage local community groups, sharing their personal experiences from health care to training, education and employment.
Several events will occur here in Washington D.C., and locally in Army communities. The Warrior Transition Command will launch an employment campaign on November 19 and host a joint-service sitting volleyball competition in the Pentagon, November 20.
Why is this important to the Army?
Army recognizes that our nation comes together in many different ways to honor the sacrifices made by Soldiers and their families and to contribute to warrior care. November is also a time to acknowledge and be grateful to the men and women who don't wear the uniform, but who support and care for our Soldiers and their families - employers, educators, the Veterans Administration, Congress, veteran and military organizations, non-profit organizations, corporate America, local communities and individual citizens.
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