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Warrior Care – A Virtual Show of Strength

The Department of Defense has no higher priority than caring for the wounded, ill, and injured service members who have sacrificed so much. Wounded warriors exhibit strength and resilience – physically, mentally, and spiritually – in challenging circumstances. The DOD offers support and recovery programs to help wounded service members navigate their conditions, return to service, or reintegrate into civilian life.

Warrior Care Month

The Department of Defense has no higher priority than caring for wounded, ill, and injured service members. November is Warrior Care Month, a chance to honor the wounded warriors who exhibit so much strength and resilience - physically, mentally, and spiritually - everyday. [Share video link your social media platform:  https://www.health.mil/News/Gallery/Videos/2021/10/14/Warrior-Care] 

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Warrior Care Month - Virtual Show of Strength

Suggested social media message: The #DOD has no higher priority than caring for the wounded, ill, and injured service members who show unmatched and inspiring courage, strength, resilience, and commitment. This November's #WarriorCareMonth theme is a #VirtualShowofStrength, recognizing how #WoundedWarriors are building connections even during the COVID pandemic. http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Opens to a new webpage


Warrior Care Month - Virtual Show of Strength

Suggested social media message: Building connections, sharing resources, and finding strength together helps #WoundedWarriors fight isolation and know they aren't alone. #WarriorCareMonth is a time for everyone to familiarize themselves with the programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members and their caregivers. https://www.health.mil/warriorcare


Warrior Care Month - National Resource Directory

Suggested social media message: The National Resource Director provides access to service and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitations, and community reintegration, including adaptive sports, education, and employment opportunities. http://nrd.gov/Opens to a new webpage #WarriorCareMonth #VirtualShowofStrength


Warrior Care Month - National Resource Directory

Suggested social media message: Adaptive Sports can inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for grown and achievement. The NRD provides access to over 1,800 resources for adaptive sports. http://nrd.gov/Opens to a a new webpage #WarriorCareMonth #VirtualShowofStrength


 Warrior Care Month Military Adaptive Sports

Suggested social media message: Military Adaptive Sports Programs provide reconditioning activities and competitive athletic opportunities for wounded, ill, and injured service members to improve their physical  and mental quality of life throughout the continuum of recovery and transition. http://warrior.dodlive.mil/carecoordination/masp/Opens to a new webpage #WarriorCareMonth #MilitaryAdaptiveSports #MASP #VirtualShowofStrength


Warrior Care Month - Military Adaptive Sports

Suggested social media message: Shout out to the Wounded Warriors taking charge of their recovery and pushing their limits by participating in adaptive sports https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-welness/wounded-warriors/the-road-ahead/the-power-of-adaptive-sports/Opens to a new webpage #WarriorCareMonth #MilitaryAdaptiveSports #MASP #VirtualShowofStrength


Podcast Launch - Wise health for women warriors

Suggested social media message: There is a new resource available for women warriors! The #DHA Connected Health Branch has published a new podcast called "Wise Health for Women Warriors" to provide support on women's health topics like intimate partner violence, postpartum depression, and female readiness, just to name a few. Head to iTunes (http://podcast.apple.com/us.podcast/wise-health-for-women-warrriors/id1586178460Opens to a new webpage) or where ever you get your podcast to listen.


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Warrior Care Month Recognition

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Join me in recognizing Warrior Care Month, an important Department-wide effort to increase awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured Service members, as well as their families, caregivers, and others who support them. Established in 2008, the annual Warrior Care Month recognition occurs each November. The theme of this year's observance is "Virtual Show of Strength."

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