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Warrior Care’s mission is to support wounded, ill, and injured service members in their recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life. Here, you will find articles highlighting our support to ensure that we never forget our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families, and caregivers. We publish a variety of stories to keep you informed about Warrior Care, from the ways we deliver on our mission, to the impact of our work on everyday lives.

Feb. 16, 2024

Hard Times Lead to Passion to Serve Recovering Service Members

For veteran Martin Del Rio, an Education and Employment Initiative and Operation Warfighter regional coordinator, the passion he has for his job and the recovering service members he serves comes directly from the turbulence of his own life experience. Del Rio knows all too well how hard it can be to transition to civilian life after combat without

Oct. 21, 2022

U.S. Space Force Family Attends First Warrior Games

The 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games brought wounded warriors together to compete in paralympic sports in Orlando, Florida. U.S. Space Force Capt. Nichole “Nikki” Evenson competed on the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) team in standing and prone precision shooting, recurve archery, and cycling. Joining Nikki was her husband, Aaron, a U.S.

Aug. 9, 2022

Wounded Warrior Reconditioning Paves Way to Invictus Victory and More

When Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal KC Higer started recovery for the loss of his right hand, he couldn’t have anticipated that it would be the catalyst to competing as the youngest athlete at the Invictus Games earlier this year. At age 20, Higer not only competed for the U.S., but he also medaled.The Invictus Games, an international

Aug. 9, 2022

From Recovery to Resilience: Navy Service Member Shares His Story

Navy Chief Petty Officer John “Blake” Conley spent weeks preparing to make the Navy Wounded Warrior Team.With the help and support of Navy Wounded Warrior and Warrior Care’s Military Adaptive Sports Program (MASP), he will be competing in the upcoming 2022 Warrior Games. Blake’s wounded warrior journey began in July 2019, when he experienced strong

July 8, 2022

Wounded Sailor Ready to Lead Navy Wounded Warrior Marksmen to Victory

While the Military Adaptive Sports Program has opened the door for hundreds of recovering service members, their families, and their caregivers – for one athlete this program has led to a special opportunity.Previous Warrior Games Navy athlete, Roel Espino, recently transitioned from athlete to coach. With his first Warrior Games in 2014 in

Feb. 28, 2022

Recovering Service Members Compete in National Rowing Championship

"Mentally and physically I don't believe I would have been able to row a 2k and finish, let alone win," explained Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Wesley Pincince. Through the Department of Defense's Warrior Care's Military Adaptive Sports Program, Pincince did win.MASP collaborates with non-profits and non-government organizations (NGO) to help recovering

Dec. 13, 2021

Ft. Belvoir Leaders Learn to Row Learn More About MASP

Warrior Care's Military Adaptive Sports Program provides recovering service members (RSM), and their caregivers and families, the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of reconditioning activities.Recently, Fort Belvoir Solider Recovery Unit's Officer in Charge, Army Lt. Col. Dan Keener; and Sgt. Maj. Blair Pierce, the SRU's command sergeant

Nov. 15, 2021

Army RCC Guides RSMs, Families & Caregivers in Their Recovery

When it comes to supporting our nation's wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and their families/caregivers, Nadlyn Snape is someone you want in your corner.In her role as an Army recovery care coordinator (RCC) in the Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee areas, Snape provides proactive support to this population

Nov. 15, 2021

Giving Back Helps Veteran Caregiver Connect with Military Caregivers

Military caregivers play a huge part in the recovery process of our nation's wounded, ill, and injured service members. Ensuring caregivers are supported in their efforts is vital to the success of the process.Veteran caregiver Diane Hupko regularly volunteers to support other military caregivers and families in the Fort Drum, New York area through

Nov. 2, 2021

Navy Wounded Warrior RSMs and Families are in Good Hands

Marine Corps veteran Dario Santana is a proud family man currently working as the Navy Wounded Warrior’s Family Program manager.In 2006, Santana was a platoon sergeant at Walter Reed National Military Medical Clinic (WRNMMC), charged with overseeing nearly 70 combat-wounded Marines. Overtime, along with the help of other Marines, this platoon grew