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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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Dec. 17, 2015

A Military Caregiver's Story

caregiver |'ke(?)r?giv?r| noun: a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person. Meghan Harms is married to a United States Marine who has been fighting a rare form of cancer, appendiceal car...

Dec. 16, 2015

Wife Becomes Caregiver to Wounded Warrior

“You Gotta Have Support!” Wife Becomes Caregiver to Wounded Warrior Maj. Crystal Boring, Communications Director, U.S. Army Soldier for Life Program “We never talked about it being anyone else,” said Christie Hicks, of adding “caregiver” to her rol...

Dec. 15, 2015

Through the Eyes of a Military Caregiver

Blog Post By: Margo deWindt, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Caregiver Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor (NWW) enrollee Cmdr. Gregory deWindt was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. deWindt, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, H...

Dec. 14, 2015

Enduring Need to Support Military Caregivers Drives Department of Defense’s Approach to Customized Resources

  Enduring Need to Support Military Caregivers Drives Department of Defense’s Approach to Customized Resources By Sandra Mason, Director, Recovery Coordination Program, Office of Warrior Care Policy Over the next few days Warrior Ca...

Dec. 1, 2015

The Meaning of Warrior Care Month, By DASD James Rodriguez

Every November, the Department of Defense and military services recognize Warrior Care Month to highlight the accomplishments of wounded, ill, and injured Service members, veterans, and those that provide care and support throughout the recovery proc...

Nov. 16, 2015

Join the Warrior Care Month Facebook Town Hall - November 17th

Chat live with Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force senior leaders from 1500 – 1600 (EST) on November 17th. To participate, just visit www.facebook.com/warriorcare       “Strength is the one word that is never missi...

Nov. 10, 2015

A Veterans Day Message from Mr. James Rodriguez

Veteran's Day is a chance to reflect on, and show gratitude for, the sacrifice of many generations of Service members, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.[/caption] On November 11th our nation observes the 61th anniversary of Veterans Day...

Nov. 4, 2015

November is Warrior Care Month!

Warrior Care Month Shines Spotlight on the Achievements of Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members Many professionals working in the Department of Defense (DoD) make it their year-round mission to ensure exceptional care is provided to wounded, i...

Oct. 23, 2015

Significance of healing arts therapy on display at Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium

Evoking Canadian physician Maj. John McCrae's famous poem from World War I, "In Flanders Fields," British Army Pvt. John Hayes' display of poppies is inspired by his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, his diagnosis of PTSD and his experience with th...

Oct. 21, 2015

Department of Defense brings together 13 nations for Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium

Undersecretary of Defense Brad Carson (left) addresses the attendees at the Warrior Care in the 21st Century symposium at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Attendees included senior military and civilian repres...