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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)
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Warrior Care Toolkit

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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Nov 17, 2023

Warrior Care: Healing Through Art

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Nov 14, 2023

Wounded Warriors Gather to Celebrate Day of Healing

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The Day of Healing is an incredible showcase for the strength and resilience of our wounded warriors,” said Seileen Mullen, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. “The athletes, artists, musicians, and more coming together to share their stories of recovery is an inspirational reminder of why we celebrate Warrior Care and ...

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Nov 13, 2023

Wounded Warrior Day of Healing

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Paul Horton, retired Air Force Explosive Ordinance Disposal, discusses his art at the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13, 2023.The event sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program, brought together wounded warriors to introduce them to therapeutic programs like art, music, and sports.

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Nov 13, 2023

Wounded Warrior Day of Healing

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The cast of an improv group wait backstage to perform at the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13, 2023, sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program.

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Nov 13, 2023

Wounded Warrior Day of Healing

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Retired U.S. Navy Master Sgt. Nalani Quintello, South Carolina, is embraced by friends after performing one of her original songs at the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13, 2023, sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program. “The Wounded Warrior Program has helped to deal with my anger from having ...

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Members of the band Mango Warrior perform at the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13, 2023, sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program. Singer, Jessica Derhammer, said music has helped her to get out of head after retiring. “It has brought me a sense of freedom and expression,” she said.

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Nov 13, 2023

Wounded Warrior Day of Healing

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Members of the band Mango Warrior, Jessica Derhammer and U.S. Navy Staff Sgt. Edwin Nieves perform at the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13, 2023, sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program. Derhammer is a retired U.S. Navy technical sergeant. The band was formed through the Rock to Recovery ...

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Nov 13, 2023

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Retired U.S. Navy Master Sgt. Nalani Quintello, South Carolina, performs one of her original songs at the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13, 2023, sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program. “The Wounded Warrior Program has helped me deal with my anger from having my military career end sooner ...

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Nov 13, 2023

Wounded Warrior Day of Healing

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The visual arts and journaling have been therapeutic for retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Scoggins of Denver, Colorado. He learned how to paint and to journal through the Wounded Warriors program. Also pictured is his service animal, Jefe.

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Wounded Warrior Day of Healing

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U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior staff, participants and supporters enjoy the music of Mango Warrior during the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13 sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program.

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Nov 13, 2023

Wounded Warrior Day of Healing

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Mallory Morgan, based in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, and her service dog, Hope, attend the annual Wounded Warrior Day of Healing event held at the National Harbor on Nov. 13, 2023, sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program.

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Nov 13, 2023

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Last Updated: October 24, 2023
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