Wounded Warriors

Air Force Academy Program Provides Therapy to Wounded Warriors

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Wounded, injured and ill airmen sat tall in the saddle last week as they rode through an Air Force Academy program designed to give them a key healing ingredient. "Confidence," said retired Tech. Sgt. Larry O'Neil, who has spent years battling the hidden mental wounds that followed combat in northern Iraq. The San Antonio-based Air Force W... more

Wounded Warrior Programs

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Wounded veterans face additional issues when attempting to go back to school. The DoD and Department of Veterans Affairs have several programs designed to help them achieve their education and career goals. Select any of the following links to learn more about veteran education Wounded Warior education support programs offered by the DoD and VA... more

Blinded Vets Say Not Enough Research Money Goes Toward Vision Injuries

Col. Michael J. Roy, who oversees the exposure therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., conducts a demonstration with Sgt. Lenearo Ashford, of a combat simulator, a form of PTSD treatment.(U.S. Army photo)

You might say that Tom Zampieri feels that military spending on eye injuries lacks vision. Even though eye wounds are the second most common combat injury in recent years behind hearing loss, a disproportionate amount of research money goes to prosthetics for soldiers who have lost limbs and studies on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic ... more

Marines Lead 2015 DoD Warrior Games to Ceremonial Close

Members of the Air Force team render honors during the playing of the national anthem at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games closing ceremony at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 28, 2015. DoD photo/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton

WASHINGTON – The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games concluded with a ceremony yesterday at Butler Stadium, an open-air venue at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, that serves as parade ground and athletic arena. As the hosting service, the Marine Corps choreographed an event to remember. The Games brought together 250 military athletes... more

Pentagon Increases Small Business Contracts to Disabled Veterans

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The Defense Department finally met its goal last year for awarding contracts to small businesses run by disabled veterans, improving on what was admittedly an "atrocious" record. Steering contracts to disabled vets "was an area in which we have made a lot of progress, but I think we still have some ways to go, and that one is obviously of p... more

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