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Warrior Care Month

The DoD, Military Services, and collaborating organizations will use November to celebrate the strength and resilience – physically, mentally, and spiritually – of our wounded, ill, and injured service members, as well as their families and caregivers; raise awareness of the warrior care resources and programs available today; and inspire year-round discourse regarding today’s warrior care priorities. 

This year’s theme for Warrior Care Month, as in years past, is “Show of Strength.”  This strength is represented in the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, familial, and career-readiness activities that service members and their families and caregivers engage to overcome challenges.  It’s also evident in the commitment the DoD and its partners affirm daily, to provide our service members, their families, and caregivers with the care and support they deserve.  

Warrior Care Month Spotlight

On November 5, 2008, then Secretary of Defense Robert F. Gates established November as Warrior Care Month as a “DoD-wide effort aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families, and those who care about them.”  Secretary Gates charged DoD to “continue to make it easier for our troops and their families to take advantage of all the assistance now available to them.”

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Army Staff Sgt. Sean Young, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment training room noncommissioned officer, strums the guitar during music therapy with Danielle Kalseth, 673rd Medical Operations Squadron creative arts and music therapist, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Music therapy sessions help rehabilitate patients with traumatic brain injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russell)

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From the Ardennes Forest to Da Nang

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Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Europe, and Charles Shay, a Native American D-Day veteran who participated in the liberation of France, shake hands at the Charles Shay Memorial in Saint Laurent sur Mer, France, June 5, 2017. (DoD photo by A1C Alexis C. Schultz/Released)

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Injured Marine fulfills dream of learning to surf

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11/7/2017
Marine Corps Cpl. Leighton Anderson surfs a closed out wave during the Naval Medical Center San Diego surf therapy clinic in Del Mar, California. Participation in the therapy clinic for patients like Leighton is medically appointed, and its many benefits include pain management and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

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The gift of a kidney bolsters bond between classmates

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We have the technology: 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension

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Warrior Care Month: Honoring our Nation's Heroes

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International service members, veterans join for 2017 Invictus Games

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Wounded warriors' art therapy exhibit opens at DoD medical museum

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Vice Chairman praises 'Hidden Heroes' at Warrior Games closing ceremony

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