The Army Warrior Transition Command took feedback from nearly 1,900 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans to build 30 pages of a comprehensive benefits and informational resource for more than 16,000 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans. Check it out here.
Each contributor has at least six months of complex medical care.
“The Army is listening to our wounded warriors and this new website is another example of the Army’s commitment to provide them and their families with the tools necessary for their long-term success,” Col. Darryl Williams, Commander of the Warrior Transition Command, said in a press release. “The site was designed to clearly outline each step of the way for wounded warriors and their families, covering administrative processes, benefits and resources.”
The new site contains information on the primary concerns indicated by wounded warriors, including:
- Army Physical Disability Evaluation System, including an overview of the Medical Evaluation Board and Physical Evaluation Board process.
- Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), the official Army program that has provided personalized support for more than 7,500 severely wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans and their families since 2004. More information on AW2 is available at www.AW2.army.mil.
- Comprehensive Transition Plan, a six-part recovery and transition process for all wounded warriors that includes a personalized transition plan that the soldier builds for him/herself.
- Career and Education, including career and education training options that the soldier may utilize during recovery.
- Resources for families and caregivers, including ways to contact community organizations and administrative resources.