U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. Soldiers who qualify for AW2 are assigned to the program as soon as possible after arriving at the WTU. AW2 supports these Soldiers and their Families throughout their recovery and transition, even into Veteran status. This program, through the local support of AW2 Advocates, strives to foster the Soldier's independence.
Each AW2 Soldier is assigned an AW2 Advocate who provides personalized local support to the Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families. AW2 Advocates are located at military treatment facilities, VA Polytrauma Centers , VA facilities, and most Army installations.
To qualify for AW2, a Soldier must suffer from wounds, illness, or injuries incurred in the line of duty after September 10, 2001, and receive or expect to receive at least a 30% rating from the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) for one of the conditions listed below, or receive a combined 50% IDES rating for any other combat/combat-related condition:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Severe loss of vision/blindness
- Severe hearing loss/deafness
- Fatal / incurable disease with limited life expectancy
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injury
- Permanent disfigurement
- Severe burns
- Severe paralysis
Soldiers and Veterans who meet the above eligibility requirements and are not currently enrolled in AW2 should contact the AW2 Call Center for assistance.
Nationwide (toll-free): (877) 393-9058
Overseas DSN: (312) 221-9113