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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. 18, 2017

DoD and VA Commemorate 10 Years of Integrated Military Disability Evaluation Process for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the 10th Anniversary of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) was observed with a ceremony at VA Central Office in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by VA Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman and Mr. Anthony...

Dec. 12, 2017

Operation Warfighter

This story originally appeared in The BEAM, 2017, Quarter 4, Customs and Border Protection’s Quarterly E-Newsletter. It has been edited for length and clarity. By Jeffrey Toth & Kurt Tennant United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...

Dec. 5, 2017

Warrior Care Month Continues to Serve as a Powerful Reminder of the Enduring Resilience and Perseverance of Service Members and Veterans

Warrior Care Month 2017 concluded with many reasons to celebrate and reflect on the month-long events and activities that highlighted the policies, resources and services DoD provides to wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and ca...

Dec. 4, 2017

Community, Innovative Collaborations Are Key Themes at Third Annual International Warrior Care Symposium

Air Commodore Rich Withnall, United Kingdom WC21 co-chair (left), Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s minister of national defence (center left), Dr. Dorothy Narvaez-Woods, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs (center right)...

Nov. 20, 2017

Service Members and Veterans Come Together to Demonstrate the Healing Power of Creative Expression

A visitor looks at photography and paintings on display at "A Day of Healing Arts: From Clinic to Community," an event honoring the importance of healing arts, during Warrior Care Month at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on November 16, 2017. ...

Nov. 9, 2017

A Veterans Day Message

On November 11, America celebrates Veterans Day, an observance first started with Armistice Day in 1919, and then, since 1954, as Veterans Day, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower expanded the focus to include all veterans in addition to those who se...

Nov. 1, 2017

Secretary of Defense: “No Higher Honor” than Caring for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members

Warrior Care Twitter Chat: 10-Year Anniversary of the DoD/Department of Veterans Affairs’ Integrated Disability Evaluation System (November 8, 1200-1300 EDT; on Twitter

Oct. 25, 2017

Social Security Supports Veterans

Sgt. 1st Class Megan Simpson is pictured with her husband Dennis, and her children Lincoln and Isabella. She calls her Family, which also includes her mother Elizabeth McDonough, her “team,” which serves as her cheering section during bodybuilding co...

Sept. 20, 2017

550 International Service Members, Veterans Join for 2017 Invictus Games

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lara Mastel, a breast cancer survivor, trains for the Invictus Games at Hofstra University in New York on September 19, 2017. ...

Sept. 15, 2017

Caregivers play critical role in lives of wounded warriors

Carolina Fisher greets her husband, Eric, during an Air Force Wounded Warrior games event. Carolina is the caregiver for her husband and one of more than 400 military caregivers in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo...