Warrior Care Month 2011
November is Warrior Care Month, and this year’s theme is “Healing the Mind, Body, and SpiritUnlocking Unlimited Potential” This month is dedicated to ensuring our Army leaders, Soldiers, Veterans, and Families are aware of the many ways Army Medicine and the Warrior Care and Transition Program supports wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers.
Congress, DoD and especially the Army leadership are comitted to ensuring our wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers have the best health care possible and sucessfully remain on active duty or successfully transition out of military service to the VA.
The Warrior Transition Command's top priority is the welfare of Soldiers: commitment to the best care and treatment of wounded, ill, or injured Warriors and commitment to education, traning and careers.
The Army is committed supporting wounded, ill, or injured Warriors achieve success in all areas of their lives. With each goal they achieve, Soldiers gain a step forward in their recovery. WIth continued preventive measures and research we can continue to have a significant inpact on combat injuries.
Commemorative events will take place at 29 Warrior Transition Units and 9 Community-Based Warrior Transition Units throughout the United States and Europe. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Advocates will present on how local communities can help the families of local wounded, ill, or injured soldiers and veterans at locations across the country.
|Oct 27||Wheelchair Basketball Tournament||Ft. Drum, NY|
|Oct 31||Warrior Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony||Ft. Belvoir, VA|
|Nov 1||>WTB Military Family Appreciation Day||Schofield Barracks, HI|
|Nov 3||Mini Warrior Games||Ft. Carson, CO|
|Nov 3||AUSA RIA Chapter 5102 Recognition Dinner||CBWTU Illinois, Rock Island, IL|
|Nov 4||WTU Caregivers Dinner||Ft. Lewis, WA|
|Nov 5||Syracuse Veteran's Day Parade||Ft. Drum, NY|
|Nov 7||WTB Soldier Barracks Ribbon Cutting||Ft. Carson, CO|
|Nov 9||Grand Opening of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Tennis Courts with US Tennis Association Therapy Clinics||Ft. Gordon, GA|
|Nov 9||3rd Annual Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast||Ft. Riley, KS|
|Nov 10||Wounded Warrior Covenant Signing||Ft. Drum, NY|
|Nov 10||Swamp People||Ft. Lewis, WA|
|Nov 11||North Carolina State University Veteran's Day Celebration||Greensboro, NC|
|Nov 11||'Helping America's Wounded' Veteran's Day Gala||National Captial Region|
|Nov 11||Virginia Veterans Tribute Parade||Ft. Eustis|
|Nov 15||Ft. Campbell WTB Complex Opening||Ft. Campbell|
|Nov 18||Navy Wheelchair Basketball Clinic||Pentagon|
|Nov 19||Tampa VA Polytrauma Center visit||Tampa, FL|
|Nov 22||Army Sitting Volleyball Clinic||Pentagon|
|Nov 24||Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir Visitation||National Captial Region|
|Nov 30||Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Purple Heart Ceremony||Bethesda, MD|
|Warrior Care MonthOpen letter to Our Army Communities (Tri-signed Letter), by Mr. John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, GEN Raymond T. Odierno, United States Army Chief of Staff, and SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army
Americans traditionally refelct on the service of our Nation's Veterans during the month of November andgive thanks for the freedomes we enjoy because of their courage and sacrifice. FIttingly, the Military Departments have designated November "Warrior Care Month"a time to reaffirm our country's commitment to care for wounded, ill, or injured service members and their families. The theme for this year's joint observance is "Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit: Unlocking Unlimited Potential." Read the full text here.
|Re-thinking the Treatment of our Wounded Warriors, by Chelsea Bauckman, USAMRMC
Some practices of military medicine were largely unchanged over the past decade, until 2008 when the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine was established to research the amazing feats of regeneration that the human body is capable of and how those feats could be translated into medical breakthroughs that have the potential to change medicine as we know it. Read the full article here.
|MEDIC, by Phil Reidinger, AMEDD Center and School
The cry for "medic" has been heard on battlefields for centuries beginning with the establishment of battlefield medical treatment by Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey during the Napoleonic Wars. Larrey was Napoleon Bonaparte's surgeon who developed the most comprehensive casualty transport system of his day, first tested during the battle of Metz in 1793. Read the full article here.
|Dismounted Combat Blast Injury Task Force Reports on Best Care Practices for Double and Triple Amputees, by SSG Emily Anderson, WTC Public Affairs
Traumatic battlefield amputations are not uncommon among the wounded, ill and injured Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units.
According to a report by the Dismounted Combat Blast Injury (DCBI) Task Force the increased rate of double and triple amputees, coupled with pelvic and genital injuries, represents a new level of injury to overcome. Read the full article here.
|Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat Program , by DoD Blast Injury Research Program
The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat (JTAPIC) Program is a partnership among DoD intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel development communities that collects, integrates, and analyzes injury and operational data with the goal of improving our understanding of our vulnerabilities to threats and enabling the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries. Read the JTAPIC article
|Orthopedic Funding Granted, by Tiffany Holloway, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Public Affairs
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program signed an $18.4M cooperative agreement with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Aug. 14. Twelve civilian medical centers and several military treatment centers will enroll patients in their trauma centers who have wounded extremities. Read the orthopedic funding article.
|Warrior Care Month 2011 Career Flyer|
|Warrior Care Month 2011 Family Flyer|
|Warrior Care Month 2011 Physical Flyer|