Retired Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Owens, a Navy Wounded Warrior — Safe Harbor enrollee, received the 2013 Warrior of the Year award Feb. 24 at the Navy Region Northwest Wounded Warrior Family Symposium. The award was created by the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation to recognize a recovering service member who personifies the term “warrior,” demonstrating bravery and determination.
Owens discovered he had Almyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Disease in October 2010 while stationed in Alameda, Calif., as the Pacific Area Staff Judge Advocate for the Coast Guard. At time of diagnosis, he was given an 18-month life expectancy; after receiving a second opinion, his prognosis was extended to anywhere between three to five years. He transferred to the Coast Guard District 13 Legal Office in Seattle to be closer to his extended family. He and his wife Sherri have a daughter, Samantha Sarah-Jayne Owens. Owens retired from the Coast Guard in November. Sherri is still able to work outside the home while Owens receives 40 hours per week of home healthcare aid through TRICARE. His life’s mission until he passes away is to ensure his family will be fully cared for and to help fellow shipmates who suffer from unexpected illnesses or injuries.
Learn more about the Wounded Warrior Family Symposium.
The training camp for the Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational is underway. Team Navy is having an awesome time in Navy Region Hawaii. Learn more about this great event and adaptive athletics! #WarriorInvitational
Do you live in Navy Region Hawaii? Please join us at the 2014 Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational Jan. 8-10 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Iolani High School! Watch Navy and Coast Guard wounded warriors go head-to-head against recovering service members from the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Special Operations Command. It will be an event to remember!
Learn more NOW. Hope to see you there!
Good advice to keep in mind this holiday season: Don’t spoil holiday cheer with too many beers. Drink responsibly this holiday season. Plan ahead for a safe ride home. #drinkresponsibly
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!
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.