Warrior Care Month: Recognizing and appreciating service members and their families

2 Nov 2010 | Aquita Brown

November is Warrior Care Month, a Navy and Marine Corps-wide effort to honor the sacrifices and achievements of our wounded, ill and injured service members and their families.  The 2010 theme is “Focusing on Abilities- Supporting Wounded Warrior throughout their Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration.”

“It is important that we honor our wounded warriors and their families, and showcase the programs that support them,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in ALNAV 068/10, released Nov. 2 to all Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

“Through the Navy Safe Harbor program, the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, and Navy medicine, we take care of our own by serving wounded sailors and Marines who are in active duty, reserve and veteran status,” said Mabus.

Recognizing and appreciating WII service members and their family’s sacrifices remains a priority of the WWR.  In order to highlight the accomplishments of WII Marines, sailors and their families, the WWR will feature motivational stories of Marines who have focused on their abilities to be successful in their new normal. Focusing on ability provides psychological and emotional support to encourage healing and a quicker adaptation to injury, enabling WII service members to thrive.

The mission of the WWR is to provide and facilitate non-medical care to combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, and sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.  

“November is Warrior Car Month and the Navy and Marine Corps is putting a spotlight on what our outstanding WII Marines and sailors, families and staff does each day,” said Col. John Mayer, commanding officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment.  “Across the Wounded Warrior Regiment, every month is Warrior Care Month and we are honored to be so closely involved in the recovery and transition or our WII service members.”

For more information about Warrior Care Month or to read the WII Marines stories call the Sergeant Merlin German Call Center at 1.877.487.6299 or go to

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