November – Warrior Care Month

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Wounded, ill or injured service members are among the strongest and most resilient members of the force, learning new life skills that enable them to return to duty or transition from the military. During Warrior Care month in November, the Defense Department honors the courage of these individuals and highlights the programs that help them with this special report.

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Dr. Biden, USO Provide Warrior Care Packs

Dr. Jill Biden, center, loads warrior care packs with Senate spouses, USO volunteers and White House interns at the vice president's home in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2013. DOD photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden participated in a USO event to put together and deliver warrior care packs to troops recovering from illness or injury.Story

Soldiers Host British, Danish Wounded Warriors

Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk W. Conley, the command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, shares stories with British soldiers during a wounded warrior event at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., Oct. 25, 2013. The visit was the first stop in a week-long visit for British and Danish wounded warriors. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Gonzalez.

Army National Guard soldiers embraced the opportunity to foster international camaraderie by honoring the service of some 57 wounded warriors and their support teams from the United Kingdom and Denmark at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va. Story

Army to Stand up Resiliency Directorate

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell speaks on a panel at the Association of The United States Army Convention on October 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Army leaders announced plans to stand up a Resiliency Directorate which will be responsible for leading a cultural change Army-wide starting in November during a panel discussion at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. Story

Army Promotes Healthy Lifestyle for Soldiers

Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, commanding general, United States Army Medical Command, speaks about healthy lifestyle choices at a forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 22, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The Army is promoting healthy lifestyle choices to improve the readiness and resilience of soldiers, and the health and well-being of Army families, said the Army’s surgeon general. Story

Running for the Wounded

185 for Heroes, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for wounded warriors, hosts a yearly seven-day, seven marathon run. Story

Wounded Warriors Learn to Move Forward

Sailors and Coast Guardsmen take part in a recreational adaptive sports camp.

12 wounded warriors recently participated in a three-day recreational sports camp which featured wheelchair basketball and swimming and several new sports – adaptive lacrosse, racquetball and tennis – taught by world-class instructors. Story

Leaders: Best Yet to Come for Wounded Warriors

In this look back at the 2013 Warrior Games, a top Navy leader said the biggest message everyone should take away from the games is that “the best time in the lives of wounded warriors is still ahead.” Story