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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.
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June 29, 2011

Wounded Warrior Internship Program gets full-time coordinator in San Antonio

Erasmo Valles has been serving his country for nearly 20 years, since he joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. While he’s the first to tell you his career path hasn’t been what he expected, it has taught him first-hand about sacrifice, co...

June 27, 2011

Construction begins for the new USO Learning Center at Fort Belvoir

????????Ground was broken this morning for a new USO Learning Center at Fort Belvoir and Mr. Phil Burdette, Principal Director at the Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy was in the crowd to mark the occasion. The Learning Center is designed...

June 21, 2011

Secretary of Defense: Our Contract with our Wounded Warriors is at the Heart of Our Volunteer Force

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the audience at last week’s Bob Woodruff Foundation “Stand Up for Heroes” event that there is still much work to do for wounded warriors, but that the Department of Defense “will do what is necessary to fulfill our...

June 17, 2011

Tiger Woods Has Nothing On These Guys - Wounded warriors get a short-game clinic and nine holes with the pros

Ed Salau tees up during an Improvised Explosive Day of Golf with PGA pros....

June 15, 2011

Have A Wounded Warrior or Veteran Website or Blog? Want a Resource Directory? If You Don't Build Another Website, I Will Give You Ours for Free!

Have you heard? The White House says there are too many government websites. Redundant websites are a particular problem, says the President. A recent observation of the Recovering Warrior Task Force found that wounded warriors were not getting th...

June 13, 2011

For Recovery Care Coordinators, Caring is the Key

Recovery Care Coordinator Liz Melahn (center) with Laura Schmidt, her son Landon, and her parents Bill and Rita Schmidt. Ms. Melahn worked as a Recovery Care Coordinator for Laura’s husband, Air Force CAPT Eric Schmidt, a B-52 pilot who recently fell...

June 9, 2011

A Virtual Walk Though the Park is Anything But

Imagine walking through a park on a cool summer day ... a winding pathway brings you up and down a gentle rolling hill. You feel the weight of your body stress against your new titanium leg, and lean forward into the hill ... getting to the crest ju...

June 7, 2011

Honoring over 670,000 World War II Wounded Warriors on the 67th Anniversary of Normandy

Yesterday marked the 67th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, a number of Veterans who took part in the invasion gathered at Normandy to mark the occasion. In an AP story, World War II veterans and US Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) commemorated the D-Day "...

June 1, 2011

Wounded warrior to receive Medal of Honor

The White House announced May 31, 2011, that Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, now serving as part of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga., will receive the Medal of Honor....

May 27, 2011

Finding the Resiliency in Memoriam

SSG Freddie Delasantos crosses finish line using only his hands in spectacular display of Warrior Games resiliency!...