Wounded Warriors

Demand Down for Soldiers Needing JBLM's Warrior Transition Battalion

Joint Base Lewis-McHord

On the back of a horse at a farm in Yelm, Mike Buccieri began letting go of the psychological wounds he carried after an Afghan insurgent's bullet tore into his back and ripped him from the Army life he loved. He found the equine-based therapy that worked for him when the Army sent him to a Warrior Transition Battalion, a medical unit he had on... more

Wounded Veteran's Custom-Made Golf Clubs Stolen in Virginia

Wounded warrior hitting golf ball

A retired Marine shot in the face by a sniper during a tour in Iraq is facing another enemy at home: the thief who stole his custom-made golf clubs.  Marine Lt. Col. Justin Constantine left his clubs at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., last week, the Marine Corps Times reported Saturday.  One club has been returned, but two remain... more

Wounded Warrior Will Have a Home to Call His Own

Tahlequah celebrated one of its wounded warriors March 24 during the groundbreaking of his future home. Over 200 people came to see the first spades of earth turned on behalf of retired Spec. Aaron Estes. Jeff Ragland, a retired U.S. Army colonel and executive director of Helping a Hero, said it is the largest group of people he has ever seen a... more

Army Finds Toxic Climate of Mistrust for Fort Carson Wounded Warriors

Soldiers assigned to a Warrior Transition Brigade take part in morning physical training. Army photo

The Army's investigation of wounded warrior care at Fort Carson, Colo., last year found allegations of a "toxic environment" that at times pitted the command and staff against the soldiers in treatment and undergoing evaluation. Fort Carson soldiers who received care at the Evans Army Community Hospital told Army investigators that they als... more

Army Investigates Abuse of Wounded Warriors at Fort Hood

A soldier walks into Fort Hood’s new Warriors in Transition Operations Facility. U.S. Army photo

The Army has begun a fact-finding investigation into allegations of recent mistreatment of wounded, ill and injured soldiers at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Hood, Texas. Army officials confirmed last week that an Article 15-6 investigation under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice was underway at Fort Hood following reports that s... more

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