Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wounded Warrior Program to Enhance Warrior CARE

Air Force Updates Wounded Warrior Program to Enhance Warrior CARE
Air Force News
by Janis El Shabazz
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Jan 15, 2016
(Photo: U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth.)
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program has enhanced services to provide more comprehensive care for the wounded, ill or injured recovering service members and their caregivers.

"In the past we offered adaptive and rehabilitative sports camps to wounded, ill and injured recovering service members while providing some additional opportunities for their caregivers. While the camps offered a full schedule we felt we could do more," said Marsha Gonzales, deputy chief, Air Force Personnel Center Warrior Care Division.

Through personal interactions with recovering service members and caregivers, Gonzales said program managers determined they could substantially expand the camps by adding more focused and personalized services. This brought about the new Warrior CARE events, a holistic approach to providing the service and support recovering members and their caregivers have come to expect.

Warrior CARE Events now include:
C - Caregiver Support Program (Training and self-care opportunities for caregivers)
A - Adaptive and Rehabilitative Sports Program
R - Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program (Mentorship for new recovering service members who are paired with recovering service members)
E - Employment and Career Readiness Program
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Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

DCOE Outreach Center
(PTSD and Psychological Health)
1-866-966-1020

Military OneSource
Wounded Warrior Resource Call Center
1-800-342-9647

Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-TALK (8255)