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U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), participate in a ruck march in which they were required to carry a minimum of 40 pounds though an 18-mile course. The participants were allowed 4.5 hours to complete the course which brought them through the Boeblingen Local Training Area in Boeblingen, Germany, April 17, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston/Released)

Warrior Care

The Department of Defense, Military Services, and collaborating organizations mark Warrior Care Month in November by highlighting the strength and resilience – physically, mentally, and spiritually – of our wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families and caregivers. The effort is aimed at raising awareness of the recovery coordination resources and programs available today and inspiring year-round discussions regarding today’s warrior care priorities.


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Meet Coach Patrick Johnson, a veteran of the U.S. Navy who medically retired 13 years ago. Today he helps run Walter Reed's military adaptive sports program and coaches multiple crew teams in the National Capital Region. To learn more about military adaptive sports program, visit

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Warrior Care: Operation Warfighter

Warrior Care Month Education and Employment Initiative, Operation Warfighter

Operation Warfighter is an internship program that matches qualified wounded, ill, and injured service members with non-funded federal internships in order for them to gain valuable work experience during their recovery and rehabilitation. #WarriorCareMonth #OWF #VirtualShowofStrength

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A year after his tank accident and the loss of his leg, Spc. Ezra Maes is still amazed at the circumstances that led to his survival. If you ask, he’ll credit his survival to a uniform belt, smart phone, and “shockingly good” cell service. What the 21-year-old Soldier fails to mention is the sheer force of will it took for him to stay alive.

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Warrior Care Month Infographic

“The National Resource Directory provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration, including adaptive sports, education, and employment opportunities. National Resource Directory webpage #WarriorCareMonth #ShowofStrength”

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 Warrior Care Month Military Adaptive Sports

“Military Adaptive Sports Programs provide reconditioning activities and competitive athletic opportunities for wounded, ill, and injured service members to improve their physical and mental quality of life throughout the continuum of recovery and transition. Warrior Care webpage #WarriorCareMonth ...

Oct 13, 2022

Warrior Care Month 2

Warrior Care Show of Strength

“Building connections, sharing resources, and finding strength together helps #WoundedWarriors fight isolation and know they aren’t alone. #WarriorCareMonth is a time for everyone to familiarize themselves with the programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members and their caregivers.”

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Warrior Care Month 4

Warrior Care Month Infographic

“Adaptive Sports can inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement. The NRD provides access to over 1,800 resources for adaptive sports. National Directory webpage #WarriorCareMonth #ShowofStrength”

Oct 13, 2022

Warrior Care Month 1

Warrior Care Show of Strength

“The #DOD has no higher priority than caring for the wounded, ill, and injured service members who show unmatched and inspiring courage, strength, resilience, and commitment. This November’s #WarriorCareMonth theme is a #ShowofStrength, recognizing how #WoundedWarriors are building connections even during the COVID pandemic. https://warriorcare ...

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Warrior Care Month 6

Warrior Care Month - Military Adaptive Sports

“Shout out to the Wounded Warriors taking charge of their recovery and pushing their limits by participating in adaptive sports. OneSource webpage #WarriorCareMonth #MilitaryAdaptiveSports #MASP #ShowofStrength”

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Caregiver Resource Directory 4

E-Caregiver Resource Directory

The NEW 2022 electronic Caregiver Resource Directory is now available! Warrior Care’s Military Caregiver Support PEER Support Coordinators are available to guide caregivers through the e-CRD to help find resources, relief, and more for a caregiver’s specific needs. Connect with a PSC today ...

Last Updated: August 04, 2023
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