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During Warrior Care month, the Defense Department honors the courage of wounded, ill or injured service members, and highlights the programs that help them learn new life skills that enable them to return to duty or transition from the military.

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Warrior Profiles

Wright Salutes Wounded Warriors' 'Courage and Resilience'

Honoring wounded, ill and injured warriors with a month-long recognition is "hugely important," Jessica L. Garfola Wright, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said. Story

USO to Exhibit Wounded Warriors' Art Therapy

The USO's new therapy program provides wounded warriors with artistic outlets to help them express their wartime experiences. Story

Pentagon Expo to Feature Art Therapy for 'Invisible Wounds'

Art therapy has evolved in the last several years as treatment to help service members express what they want to "symbolize about themselves" after suffering the invisible wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Defense Department art therapist said. Story

DoD to Highlight Warrior, Family Care at Rehabilitation Expo

The Defense Department will host a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. Story

Wounded Warriors Show Strength During Warrior Care Month

Photo of Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard speaking to a service member during the 2014 Warrior Games.

The Navy is committed to seriously wounded, ill, and injured sailors and Marines, as well as their families and caregivers. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said. Story

Leaders Help Kick off Warrior Care Month

Photo of a group of people attending a Warrior Care Month special observance event, hosted by Safe Harbor.

Defense and military leaders were among those in attendance at a Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor warrior care month special observance event at the Washington Navy Yard. Story

Army Wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

Photo of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey presenting the Chairman's Cup trophy to the Army team captain Frank Barroquiero.

The Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, along with a total of 71 medals, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Story

Wounded Warrior Gives Back to Students

Photo of Gunnery Sgt. P. Ernesto Aquino giving his gold medal he won at the 2014 Warrior Games swim competition.

A member of the Wounded Warriors of the All-Marine Team competing in the 2014 Warrior Games decided to share his experience with elementary school students who had shared letters and packages of support. Story

Navy Team Nets 28 Warrior Games Medals

Photo of U.S. Navy and the Special Operations Command sitting volleyball teams competing during the Warrior Games.

The 39 seriously wounded, ill or injured sailors who competed on Team Navy won 28 medals, including 12 gold medals, at the fifth annual Warrior Games. Story

Service Dogs Motivate Wounded Warrior Athletes

Photo of Moe, an Air Force service dog, watching retired Master Sgt. Kyle Burnett as she competes in the 2014 Warrior Games.

For some of the Air Force's wounded warrior athletes, service dogs provide more than just physical assistance. Story

Air Force Athlete Defines Resiliency

Photo of Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera lighting the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails.

One of two survivors of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera said the survivor's guilt he felt took a greater toll on him than his physical injuries. Story

Warrior Games Provide Healing

Photo of Air Force wounded warrior Stephen Malits hitting a volleyball during a game of sitting volley ball

For some, the Warrior Games can be the first step toward healing, but for Air Force athlete Steven Malits, the games are the last step in his long journey of recovery. Story

Military Wife Describes Being Caretaker, Companion


Ashley Means not only holds the role of wife and companion, but also that of a caretaker to her husband, an Air Force wounded warrior. Story

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