Wounded Warriors

Injury Treatment Expanded in California

For years, the main mission for the team behind UCLA's Operation Mend in Los Angeles, Calif. was to heal the visible wounds of the servicemen and women coming home from the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, veterans suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress will also be served under Operation Mend as part of an expand... more

Warrior Games Registration Opens

Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors—as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches — must register online to participate. The U.S. Army will host the DoD Warrior Games at the United States Milita... more

Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program

Capitol HIll

The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create employment opportunities for veterans within the House of Representatives. These two-year fellowships provide veterans with experience and exposure to broaden career opportunities. Positions are available in congressional Member District Offices nationwide. Wherever possible, those selected f... more

Army, NFL Scientists Team up to Develop Injury-Reducing Neck Tether

The Rate-Activated Tether (U.S. Army photo)

Army scientists, working with officials from the National Football League, have developed a wearable device that helps reduce head and neck injuries. The Rate-Activated Tether, is a flexible strap that connects a helmet to shoulder pads or body armor, said Shawn Walsh of the Weapons and Material Research Directorate at Army Research Laboratory.... more

Former Marine Captain Finds New Mission in Sled Hockey

Wounded Warriors playing sled hockey. (Photo: U.S. Army/Lenney Photography)

Something was missing from Sarah Bettencourt's life. After years of serving her country, the former Marine Corps captain, forced to retire after suffering neurological damage during helicopter pilot training, was searching for a new purpose. The Maryland native discovered it in sled hockey two years ago. The California resident, 32, founded t... more

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