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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.

April 5, 2011

At the Summit: Education and Employment Working Group Looks at Operation Warfighter

The Education and Employment Working Group at the Wounded Warrior Care Coordination Summit looked at Operation Warfighter as a best practice. Operation Warfighter helped Kelly Woodall find post-military employment in a position that allows her to help other veterans bring their training and dedication to federal employment.

March 31, 2011

VETERAN CAREER COUNSELOR LEARNS NEW TRANSITION LESSON

Roughly 140,000 Service members leave active duty each year and receive some form of transition assistance from the TAP program; a career transition counseling program jointed managed and administered by the DoD and the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. Master Chief Petty Officer Jose Velasquez had sent many Sailors to the program. When it was his turn to retire, TAP helped prepare him or civilian life. Now he's the Education Service Specialist at the US Coast Guard Personnel Service Center where he continues to help Service members develop plans for furthering their own education.

March 30, 2011

Care Coordination Summit Day 1

The Wounded Warrior Care Coordination Summit got down to business this morning. After opening remaks by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy John Campbell, the working groups set about finalizing objectives and outcomes for their topic areas, then set to work on best practices.

March 24, 2011

Care Coordination Summit to Establish Best Practices for Wounded Warrior Care Coordinators

The Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy is hosting a Wounded Warrior Care Coordination Summit March 28 through 31. Organizers have established an online forum where wounded warriors, their families, care coordinators, and others with an interest in and knowledge of wounded warrior care issues are invited to leave comments, suggestions and feedback on the objectives and desired outcomes of each working group.

March 17, 2011

Exploring Wounded Warrior issues in partner nations

US European Command’s official blog has begun a series highlighting an initiative to partner with Baltic nations that participate in International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan to address issues related to wounded warrior and veteran care, traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

March 16, 2011

One Day Left for Stop Loss Pay

Time is running short to claim retroactive stop loss pay. Please read this now and spread the word before the deadline elapses.

March 15, 2011

inTransition Program = Better Psychologial Care for Wounded Warriors

Transitions in military service – call to active duty, relocation or other events – can be challenging. Service members presented with such a transition while in mental health treatment may need extra resources. A deployment is a life change --i...

March 14, 2011

DoD Offers Monthly Webinars on Psychological Health

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) announces its 2011 webinar series.

March 9, 2011

Wounded Warrior and Transition Issues on DoDLive

Dr. Clifford Stanley, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, is now blogging on DoDLive each Tuesday with updates on wounded warrior care, family support and other personnel and readiness issues.

March 7, 2011

Wounded Warrior Employment Conference a Success

Army Wounded Warrior Program Veterans Alvin Shell and Wesley Spaid at the Wounded Warrior Federal Employment Conference. Shell shared his experience of working in the federal government for five years since his transition from the Army."][/caption] ...