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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.
Archive: 2018

Dec. 18, 2018

Discussions on Research, Knowledge Gaps, and Innovation Forge Path Ahead During Fourth Annual Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium

Bret Stevens (Symposium Co-chair and Director Department of Defense, Disability Evaluation Systems, United States of America); Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, AM (Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General ADF, Department of Defence); and Air Commodore...

Nov. 19, 2018

There is help for anyone caring for a service member

Story on behalf of U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. – It’s likely at some point in life one will hear a phrase like, “two heads are better than one” or “teamwork makes the dream work”. However, phrases like these all boil down...

Nov. 13, 2018

Patten and Dubey Find the Right Fit Through Operation Warfighter

  While on deployment to El Salvador in May 2017, Navy AE2 Sarah Patten took a utility vehicle for a routine trip to the base’s security gate. Unfortunately, the trip went from routine to harrowing when her utility vehicle hit a barrier and c...

Nov. 6, 2018

The National Resource Directory Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

Since November 2008, the goal of the National Resource Directory (www.nrd.gov) has been to provide a central, web-based access point to federal, state and local services and resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and community integration fo...

Oct. 31, 2018

Warrior Care Month: A Decade of Progress and Evolution

This November, the Department of Defense celebrates the 10th anniversary of Warrior Care Month, reflecting upon a decade of progress made across the spectrum of warrior care and support – recovery, rehabilitation back to duty or transition to the com...

Oct. 31, 2018

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Recognizes Warrior Care Month

November 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Warrior Care month. “This November in particular, I ask you to become more informed about and share warrior care resources,” encouraged principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs Th...

Aug. 15, 2018

Life After Military Service for James Burkett

For many who enter the military, the possibility of a career outside of service doesn’t typically cross one’s mind. That was certainly the case for retired Sgt. James Burkett. Though the path to get to this point was less than ideal, Burkett has foun...

July 24, 2018

Alexis King: Navy Yeoman, Cancer Survivor, Pageant Queen, Warrior Games Athlete

Certain dates hold particular significance for retired U.S. Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Alexis King. On Christmas Day 2015, King was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma, an advanced cancer of the immune system. King underwent her first chemotherapy tr...

May 23, 2018

Steps toward Building a Post-Military Career

  On May 8-9, the Department of the Navy hosted its 8th Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring & Support Summit at the Washington Navy Yard. This year’s event, which attracted more than 150 wounded, ill, and injured service member and veteran ...

May 1, 2018

Department of Defense Announces Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Team Members

2018 Invictus Sydney will be held Oct. 20-27. More than 550 wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women from 18 allied nations are expected to compete....