Warrior Care and Transition (WCT) Announcements

January

January 31, 2017: Army Warrior Care and Transition to highlight eligibility criteria

January 30, 2017: National Defense Authorization Act and Presidential Executive Order and Soldiers in transition employment

December

December 20, 2016: Army Warrior Care and Transition points to the importance of setting goals this January

November

November 17: 2016: The Army's Adaptive Reconditioning Program holistic and comprehensive program.

October

October 17: 2016: Army Honors Wounded, Ill and Injured Soldiers during Warrior Care Month.

August

August 09: 2016: Stephanie Morris, an Army specialist who was injured in Afghanistan, rediscovers herself through adaptive sports.

August 04: 2016: Warrior Care and Transition Program hosts second Human Resources Training Summit

The Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) Compliance and Oversight Directorate held its second Human Resources Training Summit at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) from July 26-29.

July

July 07, 2016: Marks earns Army's inaugural berth in Paralympic swimming
Sgt. Elizabeth Marks earned a Paralympic berth at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials.

June

June 29, 2016: Independence Day Safety Message
As we observe Independence Day, let us also observe the Army's vision for continued mishap reduction.

June 28, 2016: AW2 commander talks adaptive sports
I have the great honor of being the director of the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).

June 28, 2016: Casing ceremony marks new era for Warrior Transition Command
Carrying out a time honored military tradition Col. Chris Toner, commander of the Warrior Transition Command (WTC), and Sgt. Maj. Eric Andreis formally cased the colors of the WTC during a Friday, June 24 ceremony.

June 22, 2016: Chicago Slated to Host Next Year’s DoD Warrior Games
Next year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games will be held in Chicago next June, Franklin R. Parker, assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, announced yesterday.

June 3, 2016: Warrior Games 2016 Team Army
The 2016 DoD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.

April

May 25, 2016: Comedian Jon Stewart to emcee 2016 DoD Warrior Games Opening Ceremony
Jon Stewart, award-winning comedian, will serve as the master of ceremonies during the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games opening ceremony on Wednesday, June 15th.

April 26, 2016: Visit the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command's Invictus Games 2016 microsite
Meet the Army Athletes competing for the US Team, follow their progress, and learn more about this international adaptive sporting event.

April 21, 2016: Veteran & Wounded Warrior Hiring & Support Summit
Join employers, human resources professionals, hiring managers, and prospective leaders to discuss the challenges & solutions associated with Verteran hires and their transiton to the civilian sector.

April 18, 2016: Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Announce Closing Ceremony Program
The Invictus Games Orlando 2016, taking place from May 8-12 in Orlando, Florida, announced the lineup for the event's Closing Ceremony on May 12, including Rascal Flatts and Flo Rida.

2016

March

March 31, 2016: Team Army Set to Excel at 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games
The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) announces the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans and five alternates representing Team Army at the 2016 Warrior Games. .

March 30, 2016: "I Am Invictus" Poster PDF
"I Am Invictus" Poster PDF .

March 9, 2016: Army Soldier and Veteran Athletes Team Up for 2016 Invictus Games
Today the Army announced the Soldier and Veteran athletes who will represent the U.S. military and compete in the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, May 8-12. The Games will take place at the Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. .

March 1, 2016: DoD Announces Invictus Games 2016 Team Members
The Department of Defense announced today the names of the 115 athletes who will represent the United States military at Invictus Games 2016 in Orlando, Florida, May 8-12.

February

February 18, 2016: U.S. Army Trials
The U.S. Army Trials demonstrates the importance of the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) in the recovery and transition of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

February 17, 2016: Zika Virus
The U.S. Army is taking the Zika virus very seriously and assisting the lead organization; Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in any way possible.

February 3, 2016: Heart Health
The Army has led the military healthcare system in refocusing its efforts on cardiovascular prevention through the broad implementation of the Performance Triad.

2015

December

December 14, 2015: United States Military Academy to Host the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games
The Department of Defense announced today that the 2016 DoD Warrior Games will be hosted at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22.

December 4, 2015: Full Integration of Women in the Army
Yesterday the Secretary of Defense directed the full integration of women in the Armed Forces following a thirty-day review period required by Congress.

September

September 16, 2015: Hispanic service members likely to find success in civilian life
"Hispanic Heritage Month", The U.S. Army celebrates the more than 236 years of support of the nation and securing of peace around the world by Hispanic Soldiers.

September 11, 2015: WTC Commander Sends 9/11 Patriot day
Please join CSM Brady and I on this observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service as we pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on this day 14 years ago.

September 03, 2015: Redesigned WTC Public Website
Warrior Care Month is highlighting the important role art therapy plays in Service members recovery.

February

February 11, 2015: Redesigned WTC Public Website
Based on feedback from Soldiers, Veterans and Cadre, WTC launches updates to its website with features including a mega menu, easy access to hotline numbers and list of frequently visited pages.

February 09, 2015: WTC Fact Sheet
Need a brief overview of who we are and what we do?

January

January 27, 2015: MEDCOM Ombudsman Program
Ombudsmen are independent, neutral mediators between Soldiers and their chains of command. They help Soldiers and Families navigate complexities of the system and locate appropriate resources. Learn more about the Ombudsman with our new.

January 15, 2015: Save the Date for 2015 Army Trials
WTC announces the 2015 Army Trials dates as March 20-April 2, 2015 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Athletes can register here (AKO account holders only).

If you do not have an AKO account, contact WTC’s adaptive reconditioning branch: usarmy.pentagon.medcom-wtc.list.adaptive-reconditioning@mail.mil

January 14, 2015: New Policy on Warrior Transition Unit Unaccompanied Housing Assignment and Termination
The new WTC policy, effective 17 Dec 2014, is now available. Reference our Policy and Guidance page for this and other policies.

2014

December

December 5, 2014: Transitioning Active Duty Service Members Get More Time to Access MilConnect
A new initiative gives separating service members and their families more time to access MilConnect, an online resource provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). Read more here.

November

November 10, 2014: WTU Squad Leaders
Squad Leaders serve as the first line supervisor, a link to the command and a mentor to WTU Soldiers. Learn more with our new fact sheet.

October

October 27, 2014: 2014 Warrior Care Month
This month marks Warrior Care Month, a dedicated time for WTC to educate the Army on its enduring commitment to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and to promote future success in the force or civilian life. Click here to learn more about Show of Strength, this year's Warrior Care Month theme.

Find Warrior Care Month Events.

October 27, 2014: Hire Heroes Career Fair
The U.S. Department of Defense is holding a Career Fair on November 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Fort Myer, Virginia.

October 15, 2014: Community Care Units
Learn more about Community Care Units (CCU) with our new fact sheet .

October 3, 2014: 2014 Warrior Games: Army Team Wins Chairman's Cup at 2014 Warrior Games
The Army team comprised of 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans reigned victorious at the fifth annual Warrior Games, winning the Chairman’s Cup, an honor the Marine Corps has claimed the past four years. See the photo gallery.

October 2, 2014: 2014 Warrior Games: Watch Army go for gold on Day 6
Watch Army and the Marines compete for gold in wheelchair basketball. You can see this event and others from our events page.

September

September 29, 2014: 2014 Warrior Games: Watch events live here
The Warrior Games page now has access to watch sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball games live throughout the event. Live streams start 30 minutes before each event.

See the photo gallery.

Watch "Good Luck" videos from the Secretary of the Army, the Army Surgeon General, WTC leadership and more.

September 25, 2014: 2014 Warrior Games: Good Luck to All Army Athletes
Nearly 40 U.S. Army Soldiers and Veterans will demonstrate their power, strength and resilience as they compete in the 2014 Warrior Games from September 28-October 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Find out more and watch the "Good Luck Videos" for all Army athletes.

September 23, 2014: 2014 Warrior Games: Facebook Town Hall
On September 24 at 1 PM EST, join our Facebook Townhall featuring two Warrior Games athletes:

Get your adaptive reconditioning questions ready for these two U.S. Army athletes and hear their inspirational stories: WTC Facebook

September 10, 2014: Wounded, Ill and Injured Army Athletes Will Fight for Gold at 2014 Warrior Games
The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) announces the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans representing Team Army at the 2014 Warrior Games.

September 02, 2014: 2014 Invictus Games: DoD announces U.S. Military Athletes
The Department of Defense announced today the military athletes who will represent the United States at the first-ever Invictus Games.

Read WTC's Invictus Games Press Release , and meet the 22 Army athletes selected to be part of the U.S. Team.

August

August 21, 2014: Hiring Our Heroes Transition and Benefits Career Fair
Register for the career fair in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 26, 2014.

August 20, 2014: Meet the 22 Army athletes to participate in the inaugural Invictus Games
This September, over 400 competitors from 14 nations will take part in the Invictus Games in London. Visit the U.S. Army's Invictus Games page and meet the 22 Army athletes selected to be part of the US Team.

August 20, 2014: 2014 Warrior Games Army Team Spirit Poster Challenge
Have you submitted your poster for the Army’s athletes competing in this year’s Warrior Games? Learn more about the poster challenge.

July

July 24, 2014: Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC)
Read the new factsheet about the Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFACs) located at each WTU.

July 11, 2014: Toner assumes command of Warrior Transition Command
The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command welcomes the new WTC Commander, Col. Chris Toner. Learn more about Col. Toner.

View the change of command ceremony.

July 3, 2014: WTU Soldier Risk Assessment
Learn more about the risk assessment process for WTU Soldiers with our new factsheet.

June

June 20, 2014: 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point (Visit the main page)
“Army Team A 'Wins as a team,' gets gold at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials wheelchair basketball finals” Read the latest article from the Army Warrior Trials (pdf).

“Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball” Read the latest article from the Army Warrior Trials (pdf).

June 18, 2014: 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point (Visit the main page)
“Soldier tours 9/11 Museum to revisit day that changed his life” Read the latest article from the Army Warrior Trials (pdf).

“Visiting 9/11 Memorial on Army's Birthday 'Apropos' for WTU Soldier and Desert Storm Vet.” Read the latest article from the Army Warrior Trials (pdf).

June 16, 2014: 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point (Visit the main page)
“Vision impairment won’t stop wounded vet at Warrior Trials" Read the latest article from the Army Warrior Trials (pdf).

Check out the Army Warrior Trials Day 4 video, and read more articles here.

June 12, 2014: 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point (Visit the main page)
"‘Miracle’ Soldier finds hope in adaptive reconditioning" Read the latest article from the Army Warrior Trials.

June 10, 2014: 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at West Point (Visit the main page)
"Adaptive sports helps with transition back to normal lifestyle." Read the latest article from the Army Warrior Trials.

June 10, 2014: Letter of thankfulness to the U.S. Army written by a mother in memory of her son
Sgt. Fred Prince served as an inspirational Soldier and a Warrior Games medalist. Read his mother's letter of thankfulness to the U.S. Army here.

June 2, 2014: New Adaptive Reconditioning Activities Fact Sheet
Did you know that adaptive reconditioning activities include a lot more than just sports? Learn more with our new fact sheet.

May

May 21, 2014: AW2 Advocate on Making Monumental Differences in the Lives of Soldiers, Veterans
AW2 Advocate Patti Walker says her work with severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans is a “duty of honor.” Read her story here.

May 15, 2014: AW2 Veteran Affairs (VA) Resources Fact Sheet
Learn more about how AW2 can assist with Veterans Affairs benefits and resources with our new factsheet.

May 13, 2014: U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) 10th Anniversary
“AW2 can change people’s lives,” said AW2 COAD Soldier Staff Sgt. Jorge Haddock-Santiago. Learn how he got involved with the program here..

May 8, 2014: AW2 Soldier Shares His Story of Determination to Continue on Active Duty (COAD)
After his injury, AW2 Soldiers Staff Sgt. Pascasio felt like he didn’t fit in the Army. Read how AW2 helped him achieve his goals, including Continuing on Active Duty.

May 5, 2014: AW2 Soldier Shares His Story of Determination to Continue on Active Duty (COAD)
Despite sustaining severe physical injuries in combat in Iraq, Sgt. First Class David A. Palacios was determined to continue on active duty. Read his story here.

May 5, 2014: AW2 Pay and Financial Benefits Fact Sheet
Learn more about how AW2 can assist with pay and financial benefits with our new factsheet.

April

April 30, 2014: U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) 10th Anniversary
AW2 Career Coordinator Roberta Berry helped pave the way for today’s AW2 Advocates. Learn more about her story.

April 28, 2014: U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) 10th Anniversary
AW2 Veteran Ira Brownridge Jr. volunteers his time to support other Veterans in his local community. Learn more about his story.

April 21, 2014: U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) 10th Anniversary
AW2 Soldiers participated in peer mentoring with victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. Read their stories here: Staff Sgt. Larrea, Staff Sgt. Redman, Spc. Budd.

April 17, 2014: Department of the Navy’s 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference
The two-day conference in Raleigh, N.C., builds on the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) theme, “Hiring Our Nation’s Heroes ,” with a call to action: “Meet the Challenge: Hire a Veteran!” Learn more.

April 16, 2014: Learn more about AW2 Career and Education
AW2 provides individualized career and education guidance to AW2 Soldiers, Veterans, Families and Caregivers. Check out the new factsheet.

April 16, 2014: Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Tenth Anniversary
AW2 empowered Sgt. Robert Green with the tools to help himself. Read his story here.

April 14, 2014: AW2 Tenth Anniversary
Spc. Shenae Mitchell completed 44 college credits during her recovery at the Ft. Belvoir WTU. Learn more about this AW2 Soldier.

April 9, 2014: AW2 Tenth Anniversary
AW2 Veteran Karl Pasco created his own internship position as an ROTC instructor during his recovery at Fort Hood Warrior Transition Battalion. Learn more about Karl here.

April 7, 2014: AW2 Tenth Anniversary
Meet retired Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts, two-time Warrior Games medalist, father of two, federal employee and proud member of AW2.

April 2, 2014:What is an AW2 Advocate?
Learn more about the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Advocates with our new fact sheet .

April 1, 2014: AW2 Tenth Anniversary: Commemorating a Decade of Impact
Meet AW2 Soldiers and learn about AW2's historical milestones over the last decade here and read more in the press release .

April 1, 2014: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Today kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM ) and the theme is Speak Up! A Voice Unheard is an Army Defeated. Read more.


March

March 28, 2014: U.S. Army Soldier and Veterans use Adaptive Reconditioning as Foundation for 2014 Paralympics Winter Games
Eight Army Veterans proved adaptive reconditioning activities remain beneficial after injury at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia March 6-23. Read more.

March 21, 2014: Component Mismatch Assignments
Learn more about how WTU Commanders should submit COMPO mismatch requests.

March 19, 2014: What is AW2?
Learn more about the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program with our new fact sheet.

March 6, 2014: Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) Policy Updated
The updated Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) Policy, effective 10 Feb 2014, is now available. Reference our Policy and Guidance page or click here .


February

February 27, 2014: Warrior Transition Command Civilian Employee of Year Announced
Read more in the WTC Civilian Employee of the Year press release.

February 27, 2014: Sign up for an upcoming USO Hire Heroes USA Transition Workshop
Find out how to write effective resumes and gain valuable interviewing tips. Contact your transition coordinator or click here for additional details.

February 27, 2014: New Soldier's Manual for Internships Online
Successfully participate in an internship using the requirements set forth in our new manual .

February 17, 2014: Meet the Career and Education Readiness Team
Learn more about their roles with our new fact sheet.

February 7, 2014: New Fact Sheet on Career and Education Readiness Available Now
Learn more about Career and Education Readiness activities with our new fact sheet.


January

January 23, 2014: Module on Soldier Resilience Online
Learn about WTU Resilience & Performance Enhancement Training with our new factsheet.

January 9, 2014: Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Force Structure Information
The U.S. Army is making several changes to the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) designed to meet the evolving needs of the Army. Read more on the WTU Force Structure page.