World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) athletes visited seriously wounded, ill and injured service members at Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton as part of the WWE’s Tribute to the Troops effort. On Dec. 11, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor enrollees met with some of the professional wrestlers for a private autograph session. Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Larry Westerfield particularly enjoyed posing for a photo with wrestler Ryback (above).
Check out a wonderful collection of photos of seriously wounded, ill and injured service members recovering in Navy Region Southeast. Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Non-medical Care Manager Lt. Cmdr. Chris “Riggs” Burks is pictured with an enrollee in the upper-left photo; he is based at the San Antonio Military Medical Center and is one of seven Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor representatives in the region.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.