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International service members, veterans join for 2017 Invictus Games

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9/21/2017
The U.S. Swimming team trains for the Invictus Games at Hofstra University in New York, September 19, 2017. The Invictus Games, established by Britain’s Prince Harry in 2014, brings together wounded and injured veterans from 17 nations for 12 adaptive sporting events, including track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, swimming, sitting volleyball, and new to the 2017 games, golf. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

The Invictus Games is an international Paralympic-style competition which draws together athletes from 17 allied nations to participate in nearly a dozen adaptive sports

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Possible cause for severe eczema has been found

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8/21/2017
Some patients living with severe eczema – a possible disqualifying factor for military service – have been found to have mutations on a gene called CARD11. Identified as a possible cause for the condition, the discovery can lead to exciting possibilities for advancements, according to the researchers.

Some patients living with severe eczema have been found to have mutations on a gene called CARD11 – Identified as a possible cause for the condition, the discovery can lead to exciting possibilities for advancements, according to the researchers

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FAAST symposium: Helping those who help warriors with limb loss

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8/10/2017
Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears participates in a yoga class at Joint Base San Antonio. Topics like yoga and other therapeutic recreation programs for wounded warriors were covered during the Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training or FAAST Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tomora Nance)

FAAST is a three-day training symposium to help those who help warriors dealing with limb loss

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Wounded warriors' art therapy exhibit opens at DoD medical museum

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8/8/2017
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Zachary A. Burgart, presented this artwork "Untitled," featured in "Battle Signs: Using Art Therapy to Process TBI and PTS Injuries and Trauma," installed at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland, on display through September 2017. (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart)

This display of work and art are the Veterans' processing of loss of friends and identity/guilt/grief, and a multitude of other struggles war and combat have placed upon them

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Vice Chairman praises 'Hidden Heroes' at Warrior Games closing ceremony

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7/14/2017
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, applauds ultimate champion medal recipients, from left, Air Force Senior Airman Jamie Biviano, gold; Air Force Capt. Austin Williamson, silver; and Marine Corps Staff. Sgt. John Stanz, bronze, during the closing ceremony for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago, July 8, 2017. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

The 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close July 8

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DoD Warrior Games open with 265 participants, celebrities

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7/6/2017
Television and movie personality, director, and writer Jon Stewart poses for a selfie with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson and wounded warrior athletes during opening ceremonies for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, July 1, 2017. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

About 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, U.S. Special Forces Command, United Kingdom and Australian Defense Force are competing

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U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition Brand Questionnaire

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1/23/2017

This brief questionnaire will help us determine how we brand the Army's Warrior Care Program. All responses are anonymous.

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The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Video
12/29/2016
The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the direction of DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.

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Warrior Care Month Recognition

Policy

In this memorandum, Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter recognizes November as Warrior Care Month, an important DoD-wide effort to increase awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured Service members, as well as their families, caregivers and others to support them.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 11/14/2016
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: Warrior Care

Warrior Care VA visit

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11/2/2016
Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, assistant secretary for policy and planning for the Department of Veterans Affairs, addressed the audience during a panel discussion on international and interagency relationships at James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, Oct. 27, 2016. (MHS photo)

Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, assistant secretary for policy and planning for the Department of Veterans Affairs, addressed the audience during a panel discussion on international and interagency relationships at James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, Oct. 27, 2016. (MHS photo)

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DoDI 1300.27: Guidance on the Use of Service Dogs by Service Members

Policy

This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the use of service dogs by Service members.

  • Identification #: DoDI 1300.27
  • Date: 1/7/2016
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: Warrior Care

Prince Harry, First Lady and Dr. Biden Visit Wounded Warriors to Promote Games

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11/6/2015
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Britain’s Prince Harry, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, visited wounded service members and their families during various events at Fort Belvoir, VA, Oct. 28. The visit is to promote the 2016 Invictus Games, a series of sporting events used to raise awareness for injured service members and their families.

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Wounded Warrior Care Event

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11/2/2015
Wounded Warrior Care Event

Air Force Captain Chris Cochran speaks about how the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program rekindled his passion for archery.

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Department of Defense Military Caregiver Support

Fact Sheet
9/1/2015

The Department of Defense (DoD) provides resources and information exclusively for military caregivers who assist wounded, ill and injured Service members with activities of daily living.

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Combat Trauma Lessons Learned from Military Operations of 2001 through 2013

Report
3/9/2015

Defense Health Board (DHB) report on Combat Trauma Lessons Learned from Military Operations of 2001-2013

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