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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.
Archive: 2011

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...

Oct. 5, 2011

National Disability Employment Month and Wounded Warriors

We open this October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, with one Marines story of a successful transition – Justin Constantine, 2011 Wounded Warrior Project George C Lang Award winner, and 2009 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Gra...

Oct. 3, 2011

New Class of Recovery Care Coordinators prepare to serve wounded, ill and injured Service members, families

Mr. John Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy (WWCTP), provided opening remarks this morning at the quarterly training for Recovery Care Coordinators, provided by WWCTP’s Recover...

Sept. 28, 2011

Fort Hood Soldier Finds New Career Path Through Operation Warfighter

Anthony Thomas, Warrior Transition Brigade Transition coordinator, asks Spc. Alfred Newman about an item in the display case dedicated to Soldiers in the Korean War during a recent visit to the Temple VA. Photo courtesy of army.mil....

Sept. 28, 2011

Stop Loss Pay: POTUS urges Troops and Vets to file before deadline

DD 214 (8-09), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and/or DD 215 (8-09), Correction to DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty....