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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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May 2, 2011

Relentless in the Pursuit of Justice and Caring for the Military Family

After nearly ten years of conflict, President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Forces in our continuing efforts to degrade and defeat al Qaeda. This is a time of great relief and celebration -- we did not rest, and we did not f...

April 28, 2011

Wounded Warrior Pilot - a Win-Win for New Employer and Air force

Gunar Moschner, a former senior airman who was severely injured while deployed to Southwest Asia, now works with the 325th Mission Support Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Using the Air Force's Wounded Warrior Employment Program, Mr. Moschner wa...

April 25, 2011

13,000 Resources for Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reintegration go Mobile

The mobile version of the National Resource Directory makes it easy for wounded warriors, veterans and their families using a mobile device to find the right resources from among the more than 13,000 listed on the Directory....

April 21, 2011

DoD one step closer to creating uniform standards for Service Dogs, Therapy Animals

WWCTP brought together experts from across the Services Wednesday to hammer out a comprehensive Defense Department policy governing service animals and therapy animals. There are currently just a few local policies, leaving most commanders with no clear guidance on this issue of critical importance to many wounded warriors.

April 14, 2011

Facebooking = A New Career for One Wounded Warrior

Despite his work helping other Marines plan their careers, Justin Watson wasn't ready to become a civilian when his medical board told him he could not stay in the Corps. After a visit to WWCTP's TAP Facebook page, he came in contact with WWCTP's TAP Operations Officer, and he got the help he needed to succeed.

April 13, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Testifies on Transition Assistance

Today, Mr. John R. Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy is testifying before the Senate Veterans Armed Services Committee on our efforts to improve the transition of our Service members. M...

April 8, 2011

Follow Warrior Care on Facebook and Twitter

Now you can get updates on news and events impacting wounded warriors, transitioning Service members, and their families by following the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy on Facebook and Twitter.

April 6, 2011

At the Summit: The Family Resilience Working Group Hears the Caregivers' Perspective

Linda Kreter, who runs VeteranCaregiver.com is an active advocate for family caregivers of Service members and Veterans. She participated in a panel as part of the Family Resilience Working Group at the Wounded Warrior Care Coordination Summit last week and blogged about her experience on the Veteran Caregiver Blog. Her reflections are reposted here.

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.