Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warrior May Hiring Conference

The 2015 Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, scheduled May 19-20 in San Antonio, connects employers with skilled and dedicated wounded warriors, veterans and their spouses. More than 35 companies are registered for the conference career fair on May 20 at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, and there is still time ... more

US Army Will Close 10 Warrior Transition Units

A patient in a Warrior Transition Unit receives assistance from a worker in this undated Army file photo. (US Army photo)

The Army announced a plan Friday to close 10 of its 25 Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) that treat wounded, injured and ill soldiers with the goal of returning them to duty or easing their return to civilian life. The WTUs scheduled for inactivation by August 2016 are at Fort Gordon, Ga.; Fort Knox, Ky.; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.; Fort Leon... more

Afghan Commandos Launch a Wounded Warrior Program in Texas

Afghan Commando on Watch

JUNCTION, Texas -- A group of Afghan commandos gathered in Texas earlier this month to prepare for a special mission: changing the hearts and minds of their own military and countrymen. Commandos are highly respected in Afghanistan, considered national heroes by many. But lose a limb, and the Afghan army has little use for them. Typically, the... more

AF Wounded Warrior Sports

More than 100 wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans from around the country will train and compete in two adaptive sports events at the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program April 13-22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The first event, an adaptive sports training camp scheduled for April 13-16, will introduce the Airmen to such adapt... more

Wounded Vet Runs Marathons and Climbs Mountains

Army and Navy veteran Aaron Hale grabs his 70-pound backpack off the ground and flips it over and onto his back before walking up 16 flights of stairs at the TOPS'L Tides condos. His neighbor and training partner, Dawn Ratcliffe, helps guide him up each step. Losing one's eyesight would be devastating as well as challenging to cope with for many... more

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