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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.

Dec. 4, 2017

Community, Innovative Collaborations Are Key Themes at Third Annual International Warrior Care Symposium

Air Commodore Rich Withnall, United Kingdom WC21 co-chair (left), Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s minister of national defence (center left), Dr. Dorothy Narvaez-Woods, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs (center right)...

Nov. 20, 2017

Service Members and Veterans Come Together to Demonstrate the Healing Power of Creative Expression

A visitor looks at photography and paintings on display at "A Day of Healing Arts: From Clinic to Community," an event honoring the importance of healing arts, during Warrior Care Month at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on November 16, 2017. ...

Nov. 9, 2017

A Veterans Day Message

On November 11, America celebrates Veterans Day, an observance first started with Armistice Day in 1919, and then, since 1954, as Veterans Day, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower expanded the focus to include all veterans in addition to those who se...

Nov. 1, 2017

Secretary of Defense: “No Higher Honor” than Caring for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members

Warrior Care Twitter Chat: 10-Year Anniversary of the DoD/Department of Veterans Affairs’ Integrated Disability Evaluation System (November 8, 1200-1300 EDT; on Twitter

Oct. 25, 2017

Social Security Supports Veterans

Sgt. 1st Class Megan Simpson is pictured with her husband Dennis, and her children Lincoln and Isabella. She calls her Family, which also includes her mother Elizabeth McDonough, her “team,” which serves as her cheering section during bodybuilding co...

Sept. 20, 2017

550 International Service Members, Veterans Join for 2017 Invictus Games

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lara Mastel, a breast cancer survivor, trains for the Invictus Games at Hofstra University in New York on September 19, 2017. ...

Sept. 15, 2017

Caregivers play critical role in lives of wounded warriors

Carolina Fisher greets her husband, Eric, during an Air Force Wounded Warrior games event. Carolina is the caregiver for her husband and one of more than 400 military caregivers in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo...

Aug. 23, 2017

Support that Brings Healing: Caregivers Connect Through Military Caregiver Virtual Peer Forums

Military caregivers who participate in a Military Caregiver Virtual Peer Forum (an online forum hosted by the Department of Defense's Office of Warrior Care) are doing themselves a great service. In these virtual forums, held on the second and fourth...

Aug. 8, 2017

Small Town, Great Journey

U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Krissy Esget (right) embraces U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Danielle Pothoof in celebration after completing a 2017 DoD Warrior Games swimming heat, Chicago, IL, July 8, 2017...

Aug. 1, 2017

Representatives from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration Join for Inaugural Disability Quality Assurance Summit

On June 6, 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Warrior Care hosted its first annual Disability Quality Assurance Summit, bringing together quality assurance leaders from DoD, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Benefits Administr...