Wounded Warriors

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

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

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