We are less than one month away from the kick off of the 2014 Wounded Warrior Team Navy Trials in Norfolk, Va! It will be the largest adaptive athletics event ever hosted by the Navy. More than 70 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen will battle for a spot on Team Navy 2014. Most importantly, they will reach another milestone along their path to recovery and enjoy a week of camaraderie and friendly competition.
Learn more now! If you live in the Norfolk area, be sure to stop by to cheer on the wounded warrior athletes!
Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) — Safe Harbor has released the sixth edition of the Wounded Warrior Family Newsletter (its first edition in 2014). There are seven different versions of the newsletter — one for each region in which NWW has staff and enrollees. Each version of the newsletter includes region-specific content, as well as national news and information, that will be very useful to the families and caregivers of seriously wounded, ill and injured service members. This edition pays special attention to summer camps for military children.
Check out your region’s newsletter today (scroll down to March 2014 for the latest edition)! If you have any questions or feedback, please contact NWW Family Programs and Charitable Resources Coordinator Dario Santana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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