Two Navy wounded warriors attended a special reception Nov. 30 before the University of Hawaii football team faced off against the Army team. Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christian Pollock and his son, Daniel (left), and Chief Career Counselor Ching Dressel and her husband, Billy (right), enjoyed the day’s festivities. Pollock also recognized with other wounded warriors at a half-time presentation celebrating Military Appreciation Day.
Seven Navy wounded warriors enjoyed friendly competition during the Joint Service Seated Volleyball Tournament Nov. 20 and 21 at the Pentagon Athletic Center in Washington, D.C. The tournament was held to commemorate Warrior Care Month. Team Navy competed against wounded warriors representing the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Though the Navy did not advance beyond the double-elimination round, the team members had a great time! Learn more now!
Who is considered a wounded warrior? The answer may surprise you. The Navy defines a “wounded warrior” as a Sailor or Coast Guardsman that has a serious illness or injury requiring long-term care that may result in a Medical Evaluation Board/Physical Evaluation Board (MEB/PEB) to determine fitness for duty. Support is not limited to combat injuries; Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor also assists those battling serious illnesses or who are injured in accidents.
Do you want to refer a service member to our program? For questions on enrollment eligibility, call Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor’s toll-free line, 855-NAVY WWP (628-9997), or e-mail email@example.com.
Above: Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Sean Keller, who was injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year, poses for a photo with his Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor non-medical care provider Coast Guard Chief Health Services Technician Trini O’Con.
In ALNAV 077/13, released Nov. 8 to all Navy and Marine Corps personnel, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) designated November 2013 as Warrior Care Month.
“Providing assistance to seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and their families is a top priority for the Navy,” said SECNAV Ray Mabus. “We take care of our own – including active-duty, Reserve and veteran Sailors and Marines.” Read more about the annoucnement here.
Please join Navy Wounded Warrior — Safe Harbor in commemorating this special event! Learn more about Warrior Care Month now.
A Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor enrollee, retired Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Richard Miller (right), attended the 2013 Canada Army Run in Ottowa. He was accompanied at the event by Navy Cmdr. Patrick McFadden (left). The annual run is held in honor of military veterans, and it celebrates their past and ongoing service. Miller was among more than 200 wounded warriors in attendence, and he completed a five-kilometer race. Learn more about other adaptive athletic reconditioning opportunities!