Army Sgt. Andrea Kraus brushes her horse after a ride Nov. 10, 2015 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center. Kraus rides every Tuesday as part of the Soldier Adaptive Reconditioning Program at Brooke Army Medical Center’s Warrior Transition Battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Lori Newman/Released)
Team Army celebrates the opening of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games with comedian, Jon Stewart, after the opening ceremony in Shea Stadium, United States Military Academy, at West Point, New York, June 15. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Stefan English/Released)
U.S Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of US Army Medical Command, Lieutenant General Nadja West, and Command Sergeant Major, Gerald Ecker, congratulate U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Megan Grudzinski, from Strongsville Ohio, after competing in a race at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games, in Shea Stadium, at the United States Military Academy, at West Point, New York, June 16. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ian Ryan/ Released)
WTB’s nursing case manager orientation and preceptorship program ensures consistency and promotes quality care for soldiers assigned to the WTB. WTB nurses, according to Peggy Thomas (center) have a unique mission, unlike anything else in the Army. Training lasts about two months, including 40 hours of online training specific to WTB documentation and care plans. With Thomas are 1st Lt. Frank Deffes and Pfc. Gene Hubert.
Staff Sgt. James Pence, a squad leader for 76th Brigade Combat Team, gets his ear checked by Dr. Tom Maibenco M.D., at the Camp Atterbury Troop Medical Clinic for a follow-up to an injury received while deployed in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Gorenc/Released)
Prince Harry poses with Invictus Games athlete, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Michael Smith, during Invictus Games 2016 training held in Orlando, Florida, May 5, 2016. (U.S. Army WCT photo by Corrie Poland/ Released)
Comedian Jon Stewart, host of the DoD 2016 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony, spends time with Team Army athletes, U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Sean Johnson (left) and U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale (right).
New York City native Army Spc. Stephone Carmichael, a patient and Soldier in transition with the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region, grooms service-dog-in-training Annie during a training session for the Warrior Service Dog Training Program, Aug. 24, 2015, at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Md. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Cupp, Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region Public Affairs)
U.S. Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, Warrior Games and Invictus Games athlete, takes selfie with Vice President Biden at the White House during the Combatant Commander's Dinner, Washington, D.C., April 05, 2016.
U.S. Army Capt. Joahna Sandoval-Murchison, Bravo Company senior nurse care manager, Warrior Transition Battalion, demonstrates a portion of in processing that Soldiers are required to accomplish when transitioning to the WTB Nov. 24, 2015, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The demonstration was a part of the “A Day in the Life of a Transitioning Warrior” where leadership and distinguished visitors from Tripler Army Medical Facility and other agencies were able to learn first-hand what Soldiers recovering from injury, illness, and ailments go through when transitioning into the battalion. The event was one way that the WTB celebrated Warrior Care Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)
#TeamUS Captain of Invictus Games 2016 and Warrior Games medalist, U.S. Army Capt. (Ret.) Will Reynolds introduced President Obama and kicked off the Wounded Warrior Ride at the The White House, Washington, DC, April 16, 2016.