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  • Wounded Marines Ordered to do Their Part to Recover
    The Wounded Warrior Regiment comprises two battalions. It is the realization of the Marine Corps' historic push to accommodate the influx of seriously wounded Marines since the start of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

    Program Provides Key to Airmen’s Recovery
    The Air Force Warrior and Survivor Care Program is reaching out to wounded airmen from the point injury on the battlefield and throughout their rehabilitation and reintegration and beyond

    National Resource Directory For Wounded Warriors
    The Department of Defense today launched the National Resource Directory, a collaborative effort between the departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.

    What Physical Therapy Can do for You
    All too often in modern-day life, we seek out the quick fix. When it comes to physical health, especially pain, most of us are guilty of seeking out the "magic pill" to make symptoms go away rather than concentrating on the problem generating the discomfort.

    Pentagon Examines New Treatments for Warriors' Psychological Care
    The Defense Department is investigating new treatments as part of a focused, sustained campaign to assist wounded warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, a senior U.S. military official told Pentagon journalists recently.

    Handbook Consolidates Warrior Care Information
    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new handbook is another step in improving the care and support wounded, ill or injured troops and their families deserve. The handbook compiles the myriad information they need in one succinct, easy-to-read publication.

    Army Launching Effort to Hire More Wounded Warriors
    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

    Programs Promoted for People with Disabilities
    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Air Force officials want to ensure every Airman is aware of the ongoing efforts to support people with disabilities.

    AbilityOne Program Provides Jobs
    The DoD is a strong supporter of the federally managed AbilityOne program, which works with private and public groups to provide goods and services to the government and jobs for the blind and severely disabled, including wounded veterans.

    Construction Starts on Rehab Center
    AConstruction began last week in Gardner, Mass., on an $8 million live-in rehabilitation center for wounded warriors. The Northeast Veteran Training and Rehabilitation Center will be built on the main campus of Mount Wachusett Community College.

    Wounded Warriors Find Work
    As recently as the Vietnam era, severely wounded soldiers were ushered out of the military as quickly as possible and funneled to an overburdened and unprepared Veterans Administration. Today, the military focuses more on getting their wounded healthy again and, whenever possible, returning them to active duty.

    Mental Performance Training for Wounded Warriors
    Wounded Warrior Project and APEX Performance have teamed up to provide wounded warriors with mental performance training at WWP's new TRACK center. The program is the first and only facility in the country to address the unique educational needs of wounded warriors.

    New Service Announced for Wounded Warriors, Families and Caregivers
    DoD announced today that the Military OneSource service has established a Wounded Warrior Resource Center telephone number and e-mail address for service members and their families, if they have concerns or other difficulties during their recovery process.

    VA Creates Office to Coordinate Hiring Vets
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake announced creation of a Veterans Employment Coordination Service to oversee the Department’s program to recruit new veterans into the VA workforce, especially recently disabled combat veterans.

    New Program To Help Returning Combat Wounded And Disabled Find Work
    Since starting its training program last year, the Foundation has trained nearly 100 disabled and combat wounded veterans over the Internet, with a 100 percent placement rate for jobs in the information industry.

    Center Offers Respite for Wounded Troops, Families
    For troops undergoing medical treatment - most for wounds received in Iraq and Afghanistan - and their families who have come here to be with them as they recover, the Soldier and Family Assistance Center offers a welcome respite from the hospital environment that's become all too familiar to them.

    Grantham University Offers Scholarships to Wounded Soldiers and Family Members
    Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, today announced it is offering Military Severely Injured Scholarships in 2006 to U.S. service members from any branch of the United States Military.

    Army Materiel Command's Always A Soldier Program
    The U.S. Army Materiel Command provides more than spare parts, bullets and food to Warfighters -- they're providing jobs too.

    SFAC Marks Second Anniversary
    The facility located in the Powless Guest House was established in December 2003 to support armed forces members wounded as a result of combat operations supporting OIF and OEF and receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center.

    A Lifeline for Families of Wounded
    As the Army's premier medical facility, BAMC is treating more than 280 injured and burned soldiers from Iraq.

    Seniors Helping Ease Burdens of Wounded Soldiers, Families
    Senior citizens are doing their part in helping to ease the burdens of soldiers, sailors and Marines wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families.

    Center Offers Respite for Wounded Troops, Families
    For troops undergoing medical treatment - most for wounds received in Iraq and Afghanistan - and their families who have come here to be with them as they recover, the Soldier and Family Assistance Center offers a welcome respite from the hospital environment that's become all too familiar to them.

    Wounded Warrior Program Assists Soldiers
    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program is designed to provide severely wounded Soldiers and their families with a system of advocacy and follow-up with personal support to assist them as they return to duty, or to civilian life.

    Job Fair Opened Door for Injured Servicemember
    Severely injured in Iraq and recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, SFC Porter attended a December job fair on the Walter Reed Campus in hopes of finding a new direction in life.

    New Initiative for Injured and Wounded Veterans
    After visiting with wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the first phase of REALifelines, a comprehensive new program to provide individualized job training, counseling and re-employment services to each and every veteran seriously injured or wounded in the War on Terrorism.

    CAP Supports Wounded Service Members
    Accommodations are available for wounded service members with vision or hearing loss, upper extremity amputees as well as persons with communication and other disabilities to access the computer and telecommunication environment.

    Opening Doors
    Former soldier continues his service at Army Materiel Command and Military Severely Wounded Joint Operations Center (MJOC).

    Staying in the Fight: Helping Injured Troops Transition
    "Being wounded may close some doors, but it opens just as many, if not more. Initiatives like Always a Soldier and DS3 give troops the opportunity to stay in the fight."

    HUD Veteran Resource Center (HUDVET)
    Active Duty Military/Veterans and their families have been at the heart of many of the programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -- even before HUD became a Federal Department.

    DoD Launches the Severly Injured Troops Operation Center

    The Department of Defense announced today the opening of a new operations center established to ensure that all severely injured service members and their families receive support as they transition back to active duty or into civilian life. DoD is dedicated to taking care of America's heroes.

    DoD Works to Improve Care, Transition for Wounded Troops
    The Army's deputy surgeon general and chief of staff of its medical command testified that it's certainly the goal of the Army Medical Department to provide world-class care from the point of injury on the battlefield all the way back to return to duty and that has always been their goal.

    GSA to Request $5B for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
    The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced it will release a request for proposal in March for a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) that will be set aside for service disabled veteran owned small businesses.

    Disabled Veterans Give VA High Marks
    The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has found that its members who use the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical system generally give high marks to the quality of care they received, but timely access remains a problem for some.

    Contracting Opportunities For Service-Disabled Veterans
    The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced a new procurement program that will boost federal contract opportunities for service-disabled veteranowned small businesses.

    Discharged Reservists Can Apply For SBA Economic Injury Loans
    Small businesses with essential employees returning from active duty in the armed services still have 90 days to apply for Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    Service-Disabled Veterans Executive Order
    By Executive Order the President has directed that all heads of agencies shall provide the opportunity for service-disabled veteran businesses to significantly increase the Federal contracting and subcontracting of such businesses.

    Disabled Soldiers Support System (DS3) In Action
    The Army has began work on the Disabled Soldier Support System (DS3) to provide counseling and help to severely disabled Soldiers and their families through a “direct support” system.

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