Wounded Warriors

Injured Army Captain Makes Transition to Civilian Life

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FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Before former Army Capt. Gregory David Estevez removed his uniform for the last time, the Army worked to ensure he was able to achieve a stable return to civilian life. Estevez, who’d served as an operations officer for the Joint Base San Antonio Warrior Transition Battalion, sustained injuries during his service in Ir... more

Didn't Know You're a Caregiver?

A Defense Department office is on the prowl to make sure the caregivers of wounded and ill service members — including those who don't really think of themselves as caregivers — have access to the resources they offer. The Office of Warrior Care Policy has been around since 2008, integrating all the different DoD wounded warrior care programs li... more

Fed to Provide Vets With Time Off for Medical

President Barack Obama has signed a bill aimed at giving federal workers who are also veterans extra time off to seek medical care. The new law provides the employees with 104 hours of "Wounded Warrior leave" during their first year in the federal workforce so that they can seek medical treatment for service-connected disabilities without being ... more

Medal of Honor Recipient Tackled Suicide Bomber, Saved Lives

In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, Capt. Florent Groberg returns for the Change of Command ceremony for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Carson's Special Events Center, in Colo. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- He tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, saving fellow soldiers' lives while suffering a gruesome leg injury. During three years of recovery and more than 30 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Capt. Florent Groberg was left with a lot of time to think. His thoughts often turned to ... more

75% of Wounded Vets Suffer From PTSD, Brain Injury: Survey

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More than 75 percent of wounded veterans are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the latest annual survey sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. Steve Nardizzi, chief executive officer for the organization, said more than 23,000 veterans registered as members of Wounded Warrior Project completed the survey, making it th... more

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