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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.

Oct. 31, 2018

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Recognizes Warrior Care Month

November 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Warrior Care month. “This November in particular, I ask you to become more informed about and share warrior care resources,” encouraged principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs Th...

Aug. 15, 2018

Life After Military Service for James Burkett

For many who enter the military, the possibility of a career outside of service doesn’t typically cross one’s mind. That was certainly the case for retired Sgt. James Burkett. Though the path to get to this point was less than ideal, Burkett has foun...

July 24, 2018

Alexis King: Navy Yeoman, Cancer Survivor, Pageant Queen, Warrior Games Athlete

Certain dates hold particular significance for retired U.S. Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Alexis King. On Christmas Day 2015, King was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma, an advanced cancer of the immune system. King underwent her first chemotherapy tr...

May 23, 2018

Steps toward Building a Post-Military Career

  On May 8-9, the Department of the Navy hosted its 8th Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring & Support Summit at the Washington Navy Yard. This year’s event, which attracted more than 150 wounded, ill, and injured service member and veteran ...

May 1, 2018

Department of Defense Announces Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Team Members

2018 Invictus Sydney will be held Oct. 20-27. More than 550 wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women from 18 allied nations are expected to compete....

Feb. 2, 2018

Second Lady Karen Pence Advocates Art Therapy for Wounded Warriors

Second Lady Karen Pence (right), speaks with Army Col. David Gibson, commander of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, during a roundtable discussion about the National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite Center's art therapy program at Fort ...

Jan. 3, 2018

The National Resource Directory Completes its Annual Resource Review and Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of its Relaunch

The National Resource Directory (www.nrd.gov), officially relaunched under DoD supervision in November 2016, provides access to more than 16,000 government and non-government resources specifically for wounded, ill and injured service members, vetera...

Dec. 18, 2017

DoD and VA Commemorate 10 Years of Integrated Military Disability Evaluation Process for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the 10th Anniversary of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) was observed with a ceremony at VA Central Office in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by VA Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman and Mr. Anthony...

Dec. 12, 2017

Operation Warfighter

This story originally appeared in The BEAM, 2017, Quarter 4, Customs and Border Protection’s Quarterly E-Newsletter. It has been edited for length and clarity. By Jeffrey Toth & Kurt Tennant United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...

Dec. 5, 2017

Warrior Care Month Continues to Serve as a Powerful Reminder of the Enduring Resilience and Perseverance of Service Members and Veterans

Warrior Care Month 2017 concluded with many reasons to celebrate and reflect on the month-long events and activities that highlighted the policies, resources and services DoD provides to wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and ca...