What is Warrior Care News?

"Warrior Care News" is an Army-wide effort to educate Soldiers and their families about Warrior Care programs and resources available to them. While the Strength of the Nation is the Army, the Strength of the Army is the Soldier. The Army recognizes the debt it owes to our wounded, ill and injured service members, and their families, for their sacrifices. The news and resources available on this page have been chosen to help get our Wounded Warriors back into the fight, or to ensure they are taken care of as they transition on to rewarding careers and lives after the Army.

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JROTC cadet volunteers honor wounded warriors during 2013 Army Ten-Miler

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet volunteers from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va., prepared the "Warrior Tent" in honor of the 85 athletes who competed in the Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair category of the Army Ten-Miler, at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2013.

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Army senior leaders, VA improving Soldiers' disability process, benefits timing

About 82 percent of the Army's major units are now meeting the Defense Department's Medical Evaluation Board goal of processing Soldiers' disability evaluations within 100 days, significantly reducing a backlog that sometimes took eight months or longer in recent years.

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Hirono visits 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono toured Schofield Barracks during a recent visit to Hawaii , April 3, 2013. During her visit to the post, the senator toured the Hale Kula Elementary School, the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and the Warrior Transition Center.

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Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

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Wounded warriors have until Friday to apply for Bush's bike ride

Wounded service members have until April 5, 2013, to apply for former President George W. Bush's annual 100-km mountain bike ride.

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2 Soldiers, 1 goal: Represent Army in 2013 Warrior Games

As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted Warrior Games trials on Fort Bliss and El Paso, Texas, March 4-8, 2013, and on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

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Soldiers take a seat during sports match

Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers introduced adaptive sports to the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

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Wounded Warriors receive community support

Wounded Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, received medical screenings at a luncheon hosted by Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, Texas, March 8, 2013.

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Soldiers on road to recovery challenged on 'Ride 2 Recovery'

The Ride 2 Recovery Challenge looked like a bicycle race. But to say it was a race would also be a stretch. Because in a race, there is only one winner. At the R2R 2013 Gulf Coast Challenge, everyone was a winner.

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Army Warrior Games athletes compete during archery, sitting volleyball trials

As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted the Army's final archery and sitting volleyball trials on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

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Artistic expression captures attention of Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers

Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers enjoyed an evening of entertainment Feb. 26, 2013, as JP Williams, a Nashville soulful-singing artist and songwriter, performed a song he and six Fort Campbell (Ky.) Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers wrote together.

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Revised disability evaluation system improves process for transitioning Soldiers

A commission created to ensure of the proper care and processing of the nation's wounded warriors led to the analysis and revamping of veteran's healthcare system and included a closer look and integration between the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs to create the Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

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Wounded warriors take recovery to ice

Balanced on a low-lying sled and with a stick in each hand, Army Sgt. Dorian Leon swiftly propelled himself across the ice to enter the scrimmage.

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Army Surgeon General meets with double-arm transplant recipient Sgt. Brendan Marrocco

Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of U. S. Army Medical Command, met with former Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, the Army's first Soldier to survive after "giving" all four limbs in combat, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

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Wounded Warriors find peace, enjoyment at hunting event

Twenty-eight wounded warriors spent the weekend hunting in the woods of Elliott Lake at Red River Army Depot, Texas, Dec. 14-16, 2012.

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Vice president, wife visit wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, Ph.D., visited with U.S. and coalition wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Feb. 3, 2013.

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USO opens largest center at Fort Belvoir

The USO cut the ribbon on their new "Wounded Warrior and Family Center" at Fort Belvoir, Va., during a grand opening ceremony, Feb. 5, 2013.

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SecArmy reviews new tools to improve behavioral health

Secretary of the Army John McHugh stepped into a high-tech world of psychology at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 6, 2013.

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SecArmy orders 'Ready and Resilient Campaign'

Secretary of the Army John McHugh Feb. 4, 2013, directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging "Ready and Resilient Campaign" plan, which will launch later this month.

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Double-arm transplant helps Soldier who lost limbs in Iraq

Former infantryman Brendan Marrocco has two arms again, real ones that he can already move, thanks to a double-arm transplant surgery performed at Johns Hopkins.

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Valor Games quadruple opportunities for disabled vets, wounded warriors

The Valor Games Midwest, an adaptive sports competition for military veterans and service members with physical disabilities, have been expanded this year into the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest.

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Fort Drum Soldiers participate in Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics

Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Warrior Transition Unit), at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently participated in the third round of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinic held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Nurse case managers support WTB Soldiers in health care journey

Susan Reynolds is like a quarterback on the health care field. Being ready to receive any information and execute a care plan precisely is the nature of her job as a nurse case manager at the Fort Carson, Colo., Warrior Transition Battalion.

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Wounded Heroes Service Center opens on Kleber Kaserne

A 21st Theater Sustainment Command initiative has resulted in a one-of-a-kind Soldier clothing sales facility that caters specifically to wounded Soldiers, enhancing their ability to obtain new and replacement uniform items in an easily accessible and discreet environment.

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Fourth annual Warrior Games announced

The 2013 Warrior Games are slated for May 11-17, Colorado Springs, Colo. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans are expected to participate in 2013 games.

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Army launches "Hire a Veteran" campaign to debunk myths

With more than 80,000 disabled Veterans expected to enter the workforce over the next five years, the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command launched a national education campaign to address employers concerns that currently impede the hiring of wounded, injured, and ill Veterans.

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Warrior Transition Command launches 'Hire a Veteran' campaign

The Army's Warrior Transition Command unveiled its three-pronged Hire a Veteran education campaign plan Nov. 19, 2012, which aims to help employers understand that wounded warriors can bring a wealth of leadership experience and skills to the table and to their bottom line.

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2012 Warrior Care Month tri-signed letter

2012 Warrior Care Month tri-signed letter

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Former Soldier helps others make the transition

Wounded warrior prepares fellow Soldiers from WTB-Europe for life after the Army in Heidelberg.

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Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics underway

The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinics are currently being held throughout the United States to find the best athletes to represent the Army during the annual Warrior Games.

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Operation War Fighter internships assist transitioning Soldiers with civilian careers

Across the Army, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to Warrior Transition Units prepare for transition -- some back to their units but many to the civilian world. Approximately 50 percent of Soldiers assigned to WTUs will ultimately undergo this transition, and most are eager to gain skills in preparation of joining the civilian ranks.

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3 Army veterans honored with Purple Heart medals

Sgt. Ralph Cipriati, Sgt. Sean Hook and Spc. Miguel Ramos, three former Soldiers assigned to the Keller Army Community Hospital Warrior Transition Unit, were presented Purple Heart medals Thursday, during a Warrior Care Month banquet hosted by the Soldier and Family Assistance Center at the West Point Club.

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Army hosting events during Warrior Care Month

This month, the Army and other services are observing Warrior Care Month with a number of activities that will benefit wounded, ill or injured service members and help them with transitioning to civilian life if that is the route they are going.

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Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit Stand Down, 'Begin with the Basics'

As part of Warrior Care Month the Army Surgeon General directed an Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit Stand Down focusing on 'Begin with the Basics' customer service training for leaders, cadre and staff. Senior leaders will participate in a VTC and then take the training to other WTU staff members.

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Fort Hood prepares for Intrepid Center Satellite program

Fort Hood, Texas, is one of six Army installations slated to construct a National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite facility to provide comprehensive care and treatment to Soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and complex diagnoses, according to the medical center commander here.

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Army continuing 'sacred duty' to wounded warriors

To date, the Warrior Transition Command has cared for some 45,000 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and has transitioned 51 percent of them back to the force, WTC's commanding general said.

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Vice Chairman visits wounded warriors in San Antonio

The nation's second highest ranking military officer honored two wounded warriors during a Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center here today.

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Washington Nationals welcome, honor Wounded Warriors, service members

The Washington Nationals baseball team and fans honored Wounded Warriors and active duty service members during the Nationals vs Cardinals game at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2012. This is the first major league postseason game in Washington since the 1933 World Series with the Washington Senators. Wounded Warriors and active duty military service members were honored with a standing ovation by fans.

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Fort Bliss Soldier healing to transition

Spc. Hope Clark calls herself a broken Soldier. The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, just calls her a Soldier -- with goals, candor and an understanding of what transition opportunities for wounded warriors is really about.

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CSA talks about suicide prevention

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno opened the service-wide suicide prevention stand down Sept. 27, 2012, morning by announcing that 237 Soldiers have potentially taken their lives so far this year and that the Army will step up its resilience training to combat the problem.

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Wounded warrior presents former president with Infantry Silver Dollar

An injured officer who battled to stay on active duty presented the U.S. Mint's commemorative Infantry coin to former President Bush following his speech at a leadership forum in Columbus, Ga.

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Paralympian sets stage for recovery - inspiring others through the sport of shooting

U.S. Army Veteran and member of the 2012 U.S Paralympic shooting team, Eric Hollen found success by using shooting as a tool for recovery. He has paved the way for others with disabilities to focus their energy on recovery through adaptive sports.

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Getting hooked: Soldiers in transition participate in local team fishing tournament

More than 50 wounded warriors joined volunteer boat skippers from the local community, and participated in the first of its kind Freshwater Team Fishing Tournament on Lake Wilson at Wahiawa, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2012.

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Fort Drum WTU paves way toward recovery through Wounded Warrior Triathlon

Soldiers of varying abilities and complex medical issues recently stepped up and fed their desire to compete in Fort Drum's first Wounded Warrior Triathlon.

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Wounded warrior receives new home

While standing in line to enter the post exchange on base in Logar Province, Afghanistan in 2010, Spc. Tim Hall was hit by a mortar. When he regained full consciousness in a hospital, he realized he had lost both of his legs.

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Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

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Soldiers share wounded warrior experience with adaptive sports

Members of the Warrior Transition Unit-Europe had no shortage of takers on an offer to play wheelchair basketball and seated volleyball with them at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, July 6, 2012

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Vice chief, Army leaders stop at Fort Hood to check health of force

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III and his team of key Army leaders conducted their Health of the Force visit at Fort Hood, Texas, July 26, 2012.

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Federal agencies meet to discuss Operation Warfighter

Several federal agencies met at Keystone State Park in Mannford, Okla., to discuss Operation Warfighter, a Department of Defense federal internship program that places wounded warriors in positions at federal agencies while they are completing their medical board process.

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Adaptive therapy golf helps wounded warriors heal

Soldiers recovering from wounds have taken up golf as part of their adaptive sports therapy.

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