Army supports families, warriors

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Army
News Release

WASHINGTON — Warrior Care Month, initiated in 2008, is a monthlong program to highlight the many ways the Army is, and will continue to, make meaningful programs available for the care and well-being of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, as well as their families and caregivers.

At installations throughout the Army, there will be celebrations of families and information sharing about what the Army can do for them and what the Army has planned for the future. 

Leaders, warrior transition units and wounded warrior program advocates will be promoting how committed the Army is to making life as comfortable as possible for these Soldiers.

During Warrior Care Month, career fairs, open houses, professional development sessions, Soldier Family Assistance Center openings, program kick-offs and other events – all focused on Army families – will take place at many installations.

The Army is also actively seeking new and innovative ways to include families and caregivers in warrior care programs and processes. The Army wants to let everyone know just how seriously the service is about taking care of warriors by supporting families.

The Army’s monthlong celebration will culminate Nov. 30, with the grand opening of the first of the Army’s 22 new, community-based primary care clinics at Fort Campbell, Ky. These clinics are located in local communities, not on installations, and offer military families an exclusive opportunity to seek and receive medical care in a relaxed setting, where it is possible for families to get to know their primary care provider and to conveniently schedule their own medical appointments, without having to travel to military treatment facilities.

 

More Warrior Care Month resources are available at the following websites:

 

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