Quick Links





News
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.

Nov. 3, 2011

Honoring Military Families and Caregivers

From John R. Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy: Each November, the U.S. commemorates Military Family Month and National Family Caregivers Month to demonstrate the nation’s support and co...

Nov. 2, 2011

San Diego, the Next Epicenter of Growth for Operation Warfighter

Walt Myhre joined the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy as the Operation Warfighter Coordinator in San Diego, California....

Oct. 26, 2011

Obama Administration Announces New Initiatives To Get Veterans Back To Work

The White House announced yesterday two new initiatives to help our Nation’s veterans get back to work. Through the Community Health Center Veterans Hiring Challenge, Community Health Centers across the country have committed to hiring 8,000 vete...

Oct. 25, 2011

Veterans With Active Duty Service Between 1957 and 2001 May Be Eligible for Increased Social Security Benefits

Veterans and transitioning Service members with active duty service between January 1957 and December 31, 2001 may qualify for a higher Social Security payment as a result of their military service. Eligible Service members must present their DD 214 ...

Oct. 24, 2011

Improved Care for Wounded, Ill and Injured—Worldwide Expansion Completed

Over the past four years, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) worked together to improve the disability evaluation system and delivery of benefits process for wounded, ill and injured Service members and Veterans. In September ...

Oct. 20, 2011

Retroactive Traumatic Injury Benefits, No Matter Where You Were Injured

By Ruth Berkheimer Anthony Radetic, a combat Veteran who served as an Army Blackhawk Helicopter pilot and a member of Special Forces, was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2004 while stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Although his i...

Oct. 18, 2011

Two Federal Agencies Testify on Way Forward Together for Recovering Service Members

Mr. Philip Burdette, Principal Director for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy and Mr. John Medve, Executive Director for VA/DoD Collaboration Service Testify before Congress on joint solutions to care coordination for wounded warriors and th...

Oct. 13, 2011

DoD Calls on Service Members to Help Stop Domestic Violence

In honor of this month being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Dr. Clifford Stanley, Undersecretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), reminded us of the DoD’s zero tolerance policy towards domestic violence and abuse. He also reminds Service ...

Oct. 12, 2011

The U.S.-UK Special Relationship: Furthering the President's Commitment to Supporting Troops, Veterans and Their Families

STRENSALL, England -- Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) and the United Kingdom's 208th Field Hospital (Liverpool) conducted Operation Starlight II January 21-23, at the Army Medical Simulation Training Center in Str...

Oct. 11, 2011

Depression Awareness: Get a Screening, Get Help

Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" mood...