Each November the military services observe Warrior Care Month to honor the service and sacrifice of wounded, ill and injured service members, their families, caregivers, and the professionals who support them. This year's theme is Warrior Care - Building a Ready and Resilient Force. Join us in showing your support of our WII Marines by changing your cover page or profile photo to one of the images supporting Warrior Care month. You can download these images.
Stay connected all month long for updates on news and events during Warrior Care Month 2013. In addition to our Facebook page, you can find more information about Warrior Care Month at joint services Warrior Care Month webpage.
Providing assistance to seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and their families is a top priority for the Navy. We take care of our own - including active-duty, reserve, and veteran Sailors and Marines - through programs such as Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor; the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment; the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Wounded, Ill, and Injured Warrior Program; and the Wounded Warrior Hiring and support Initiative. To further honor our commitment to wounded warriors and their families - while also raising awareness of available support programs - I have designated November 2013 as the Department of the Navy's Warrior Care Month.
You can read the full message on the Navy Personnel Command webpage.
Wounded Warrior Regiment: 'In flight and under construction since launch'
When the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment was being planned in 2006, the organizers had little idea what they would need or even what necessities they had to fill for the Marines they would help care for.
Wounded Warrior Regiment: stabilization means helping families, too
When Capt. Antoine Bates arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from Afghanistan, via Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, his parents, grandmother and brothers were already there waiting for him. The Wounded Warrior Regiment was also waiting for him, and for his family, who had traveled from Cleveland.
Wounded Warrior gets second chance through intern program
When John Patterson was whisked away on a Black Hawk helicopter Jan. 23, 2011, all he could think about was recovering from his injuries and getting back to his team. The lance corporal's fire team was conducting combat patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and needed to clear a building along their route.
Reborn: Marine shares struggle with combat injuries, life now
Some may dread recalling the day of their brush with death, but Sgt. Rafael Cervantes Jr. embraces it as his second birthday.
1st MLG commanding general awards Purple Heart to son
Standing on the porch were two Marines. On the right was an older Marine wearing a service uniform with a stack of ribbons below his left shoulder. To his left was a much younger Marine; a veteran standing at attention as the senior Marine pinned a Purple Heart to his chest. The senior Marine was his father.