Wounded Warriors

Injured Troops Use JBLM Competition to Speed Up Healing

A certified occupational therapist assistant with the Madigan Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion helps Army Sgt. Michael Buccieri during a hippotherapy session in Olympia, Wash., April 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin)

Army Sgt. Cherry Maurice gets a thrill each time she blows by a milestone in her physical recovery from the grinding spinal injuries that left her almost paralyzed three years ago. "A lot of people said you're never going to walk again. I love to prove them wrong," said Maurice, 38. That spirit on Tuesday led the Afghanistan veteran to Joint B... more

DoD Caregivers Program

In such cases where severely wounded, ill or injured troops are incapable of fully managing their day-to-day affairs on their own, the military offers the option of non-medical attendants (NMAs) who serve as live-in caregivers to help these troops as they continue treatment and work to recover. Along with helping with the normal daily activities... more

Scholarships for Injured Veterans

The Louis H. Schilt Memorial Scholarship program offers an excellent opportunity for injured veterans or their spouses to get their start in a graphic design or Web design career. Sessions College awards scholarships in the Louis H. Schilt Memorial Scholarship program in the winter, spring, and fall. Students selected for the program will receiv... more

2 Ex-Presidents Witness Wounded Veteran's Marriage Proposal

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 photo, Army Spc. Tyler Jeffries proposes to Lauren Lilly at the Bush summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. (Office of George H.W. Bush via AP)

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A soldier who was badly wounded in Afghanistan has proposed to his girlfriend in Maine while two former presidents looked on. George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and their first ladies watched as retired Army Spc. Tyler Jeffries proposed to Lauren Lilly at the Bush summer home in Kennebunkport. The elder Bush tweeted his co... more

VA's Make-a-thon Produces 'Game-Changing' Device for Leg Prosthetics

The winning team at the Veterans Affairs Department’s prosthetics “Make-a-thon” at the VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, display the coupler they designed to permit lower leg amputees to change the bottom part of a prosthesis. (Photo: VA)

Richmond, Va. -- An Army veteran who lost part of her left leg in Afghanistan worked with a group of medical professionals and students this week in a competition that resulted in what could be a breakthrough for veterans wearing prosthetics. Lisamarie Wiley -- a 10th Mountain Division soldier who lost much of her lower left leg to a land m... more

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