For Immediate Release: October 31, 2012
Cynthia Vaughan: 703-325-0470
Erich Langer: 703-325-4735
Army Emphasizes Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship during Warrior Care Month
Alexandria, Va. – In November the military services observe Warrior Care Month, commemorating the sacred obligation and enduring mission to care for the Nation’s most wounded, ill and injured Service Members and to support them as they transition back to the Force or leave military service.
The theme for this year’s observance is “Success through Transition – Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship.”
Across the Army leaders will host employment fairs, professional development sessions, open houses, media days, adaptive sports and reconditioning events, and celebrate the resiliency of Soldiers and their Families. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers from Warrior Transition Units will engage local community groups, sharing personal experiences from health care to training, education and employment.
On November 19, the Warrior Transition Command will launch an employment campaign and on November 20, host a joint-service sitting volleyball competition in the Pentagon. Similar activities and engagments are planned across the Army.
Many of the events are listed on the Army Warrior Care Month website: http://www.wtc.army.mil/about_us/warrior_care_month_2012.html.
Currently about 10,000 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers are assigned to Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units, and 87 percent of Soldiers assigned to a WTU have deployed at some point in their careers. The Army supports 29 Warrior Transition Units and 9 Community-Based Warrior Transition Units.