Warrior Care Month: Show Your Strength through Recovery

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

What is it?

As the U.S. Army honors Warrior Care Month in November, this week’s theme is “Show Your Strength through Recovery.” This week, the military recognizes the resilience that enables wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families to move forward towards a holistic recovery and the professionals who support them throughout the process.

What has the Army done?

To ensure a holistic recovery, Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Soldiers build a personalized Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) with short- and long-term goals across six domains: physical, spiritual, social, emotional, family and career. Family members and caregivers are actively involved in the recovery process, invited to all medical appointments and transition meetings.

In 2007, the Army established the Warrior Care and Transition Program, including WTUs and incorporating the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families.

Today, at 25 WTUs, each recovering Soldier benefits from a dedicated Triad of Care (primary care manager, nurse case manager and squad leader),who collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of medical and non-medical professionals to ensure each recovering Soldier receives the best possible care and support. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Advocates also support the most severely wounded.

What does the Army have planned for the future?

The Army views support for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers as a sacred obligation and enduring mission. As Soldiers become wounded, ill and injured in the line of duty, the Army will continue to provide a robust support system throughout the recovery and transition process.

Why is this important to the Army?

Providing world-class medical care to all Soldiers and their families has always been a priority to the Army. Supporting our wounded, ill and injured reaffirms the Army’s commitment to a strong Army medical department and reassures the entire Army family that the Army will stand by every Soldier who requires the support of the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP).

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