By David Vergun, ARNEWSNovember 6, 2012
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 6, 2012) -- 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.
The theme for this year's observance is "Success through Transition -- Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship."
Across the 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 engage local community groups, sharing personal experiences from health care to training, education and employment.
On Nov. 19, the Warrior Transition Command will launch an employment campaign and on Nov. 20, host a joint-service sitting volleyball competition in the Pentagon. Similar activities and engagements are planned across the Army.
Many of the events are listed on the Army Warrior Care Month website: http://www.wtc.army.mil/about_us/warrior_care_month_2012.html.
Currently about 10,000 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers are assigned to warrior transition units and community based warrior transition units, and 87 percent of Soldiers assigned to a WTU have deployed at some point in their careers.
The Army supports 29 warrior transition units and 9 community-based warrior transition units.