Ida Malone helps her husband, Navy Chief Logistics Specialist Averill Malone, stretch before cycling during the Navy’s training camp at Naval Base Ventura County to prepare for the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Click here to view DoD News article about the Camp, as well as the Malone family story.
Two Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) – Safe Harbor enrollees – retired Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Holbrook and Chief Information System Technician Timothy Pearson – enjoyed a VIP breakfast with Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) Juan Garcia on May 19. The breakfast took place before the kickoff of the 2015 Department of the Navy Wounded Warrior & Veteran Hiring & Support Conference in San Antonio. During breakfast, the enrollees discussed the job search process and their goals for the future. Learn more about NWW employment and education support now!
In Case You Missed It: The 2015 Team Navy roster is available online at our Department of Defense Warrior Games page! The seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen selected to compete are listed on the page, and additional information about the event will be posted regularly. Please check back for the latest news.
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ian McClanahan received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on March 18 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps Chapel, Quantico, Va. It was the second anniversary of McClanahan’s training exercise injury. The medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself by heroism not involving actual conflict with the enemy, for acts of lifesaving or attempted lifesaving, at the risk of one’s own life.
Marine Col. Kenneth M. DeTreux, commanding officer of the 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, N.C., presented the Navy and Marine Corps’ highest peacetime award for heroism to McClanahan. When his injury occurred, McClanahan cleared his own airway and began treating other injured Sailors and Marines. He refused medical help so medics could treat others more seriously injured.
Bravo Zulu, shipmate!
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.