Do you live near San Antonio, Texas? Are you a seriously wounded, ill and injured service member or a caregiver? Learn more about the Department of the Navy Wounded Warrior Veteran Hiring and Support Conference in May! Visit www.HireAVet.navy.mil today.
In the above photo, Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 2nd Class Jennifer Suber (left), a Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) — Safe Harbor enrollee, in speaking to Capt. Stanley Keeve Jr., commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, during the inaugural Navy Region Hawaii Wounded Warrior Family Symposium March 10 at the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club. Suber, a symposium panelist, candidly discussed the issues she’s faced as a single, active-duty Sailor dealing with a serious injury, and she detailed the ways in which NWW has supported her and her parents. Learn more about the family assistance services provided by NWW, and about the symposium.
Today, retired Navy Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jim Castaneda — a Navy Wounded Warrior — Safe Harbor enrollee and a longtime member of Team Navy, who has inspired many teammates — was made an honorary chief petty officer during a surprise pinning ceremony at Ford Island in Hawaii. The ceremony featured remarks from U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez. Chief Castaneda said: “It’s a great feeling. This was my dream before I got out; I wanted to make chief. And now its a reality, and I’m going to wear these anchors everywhere.”
“Enhancing the lives of wounded warriors” was the underlying theme during the Navy Wounded Warrior — Safe Harbor Adaptive Sports Clinic held Feb. 13-15 at Naval Station Mayport. Adaptive sports enhances the quality of life for people with disabilities through exceptional sports activities. The program is inclusive to families and friends, empower the participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self-efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being. Learn more about the event now!
The tenth edition of the Wounded Warrior Family Newsletter is here! This quarter, we focus on PEER support coordinators (get the five Ws!), a survey opportunity, chaplain support, Navy Motion Picture Services accommodations for people with special needs (including wounded warriors), and more! Check it out today!
The 2015 adaptive sports calendar is now available! There are many great events scheduled in the coming months; please note the dates and location of the 2015 Warrior Games, which were recently announced. Get excited! Additional events may be added in the coming weeks, and, whenever that happens, the calendar will be updated. Please stay tuned!