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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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July 12, 2012

Quitting tobacco, contributing to health of wounded warriors and families

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Deacon Holten, a squad leader with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, smokes a cigarette after an attack at Patrol Base Bracha in the Garmsir district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2009. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Mar...

July 10, 2012

Childhood obesity treatable, preventable

A wound, illness or injury can disrupt a family's routine and make healthy habits difficult to maintain, but there are still ways to stay active and healthy even during recovery....

July 3, 2012

Wheelchair Games inspire physical, mental recovery for paralyzed veterans

The 32nd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, held in Richmond, Va. included more traditional events such as track and field, as well as more unique events including quad rugby and power soccer....

July 2, 2012

Wounded warriors and families encouraged to keep minds and bodies strong, utilize health resources

Marines with the Wounded Warrior Regiment play wheelchair basketball during practice for the 2012 Warrior Games. The Warrior Games is a competition for wounded, ill and injured Service members and veterans. ...

June 27, 2012

Seeking help for PTSD a sign of strength

Sgt. Thomas James Brennan, center, leading the Third Platoon, Fourth Squad of the First Battalion, Eighth Marines, in Helmand Provice in February 2011. Sgt. Brennan wrote a piece in the New York Times about his own struggle with PTSD. Photo courtesy ...

June 26, 2012

Wounded warrior athletes demonstrate sheer guts to overcome

Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense, recognized Warrior Games athletes duing a Pentagon ceremony on June 25, 2012....

June 21, 2012

Wounded warrior shares personal account of Federal internship experience-- Part 2

After sustaining an injury on duty at Guantanamo Bay, Andrew Turner began an OWF internship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Here Andrew and his wife meet astronaut Mark Kelly during a trip to New York. ...

June 20, 2012

Col. Timothy M. Karcher becomes new AW2 Director

Col. Gregory D. Gadson, AW2 Director, turned leadership over to Col. Timothy M. Karcher during a Tuesday ceremony at Fort Belvoir, VA. ...

June 19, 2012

Getting to know your VA Military Service Coordinator

Robert Bozgoz (left), a Veterans Affairs Military Service Coordinator at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, discusses a claim with Cpl. Matthew Kinsey. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army)...

June 14, 2012

237 years of Army Strong Service

(Courtesy US Army)...