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1 WOUNDED WARRIOR REGIMENT Navy League of the United States Honolulu Convention 20 June 2012

2 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Wounded Warrior Regiment Mission Provide and facilitate assistance to Wounded, Ill, and Injured Marines, Sailors attached to or in support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. 2

3 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Wounded Warrior Regiment Quantico, Virginia Naval Hospital Portsmouth Walter Reed National Military Medical Center VA Polytrauma Center Palo Alto Strategic Reach WWR Headquarters WW Battalions Detachments District Injured Support Coordinators Recovery Care Coordinators Battalion East Camp Lejeune, North Carolina VA Polytrauma Center Tampa Marines taking care of Marines and their families. Marine Section Leader 1:10 Civilian RCC 1:40 Primary Care Manager Medical Case Manager Naval Hospital 29 Palms Balboa Naval Hospital Battalion-West Camp Pendleton, California Tripler Army Medical Center San Antonio Military Medical Center VA Polytrauma Center Minneapolis Andrews Air Force Base VA Polytrauma Center Richmond 3

4 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Success Throughout Transition Providing Marines and their families individualized support through the phases of recovery. Marines prove everyday that they are resilient! StabilizationRehabilitationReintegration 4

5 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Warrior Hope and Care Center Naval Hospital Barracks Battalion HQ Fisher House Comprehensive Approach to Care Wounded Warrior Complexes Headquarters Building RegimentComplete Battalion EastComplete Battalion WestComplete Wounded Warrior Barracks Battalion EastComplete Battalion WestComplete Fisher House Battalion EastComplete Battalion WestTBD Warrior Hope & Care Center Battalion EastFall12 Battalion WestComplete Battalion-West BEQ Battalion-East BEQ 5

6 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Transition -Return to Duty -Civilian Life Point of Injury Whole –Mentally -Physically -Emotionally MIND Provide activities to improve the Marines self-worth, mental stability, a sense of purpose, and clarity of mind MEDICAL Ensure delivery of world class medical care BODY Strengthen the Marines body through physical activity and nutrition to develop life-long healthy habits SPIRIT Maintain the spark with the Marine by reinforcing a sense of belonging, purpose, pride, and a renewed sense of self-worth FAMILY Encourage, nurture, and guide the Marines family through the recovery process and beyond Mandatory Lines of Operation Comprehensive Recovery Plan A Marines mind, body, spirit and family are not just healed; they are strengthened and improved. Expected LIMDU Period IDES Additional Headquarters Marine Corps-Approved LIMDU 12 months Unknown Return to Duty / Transition 350 Days Warrior Care Way Ahead 6

7 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Advocate for Marines Coordinate with BUMED to ensure delivery of world class medical care and timely movement through the Integrated Disability Evaluation System Provide reserve medical support Provide resources and referral support for behavioral health challenges (i.e., suicide, TBI, PTS) Inform Marines of alternative therapies and training opportunities Identify new and emerging technologies MEDICAL 7

8 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Improving Self Worth MIND EducationInternshipsReturn to Duty Prep Online Course Local Colleges and Universities Trade Schools PME Federal Agencies Intelligence Community Military Organizations On-the-job type training that supports transition goals Transition Skills Development Comprehensive web-based employment toolbox Preparation: resume writing, skills translation, networking Transition Courses Job Placement Vocational Rehabilitation Guides WII Marines and families through the employment process and provides a range of employment resources and referral information 8

9 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Empowering Marines Physically Providing activities and adaptive sports opportunities that reignite the Marines spark –Mandatory participation for Marines joined to the WWR –Sports / activities are tailored to accommodate Marines medical condition –Building-block approach to reaching ultimate goals –Competition builds camaraderie –Adaptive sports camps, sporting events, and Marine Corps trials Activities are based on Marines medical capability Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program Body 9

10 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS 2012 Games 30 April – 3 May Warrior Games 10 Swimming * Cycling * Shooting Archery * Track & Field * Sitting Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball Swimming * Cycling * Shooting Archery * Track & Field * Sitting Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball Chairmans Cup Winners Marine Corps 2012 – Total 89 medals 2011 and 2012 Ultimate Champion: Capt Jonathan Disbro Marine Corps Chairmans Cup Winners Marine Corps 2012 – Total 89 medals 2011 and 2012 Ultimate Champion: Capt Jonathan Disbro Marine Corps

11 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Strength From the Inside Out 11

12 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Improving Self-Esteem and Confidence Spirit The WWR works to strengthen a Marine from the inside out. WWR staff provides resources and programs that work to improve a Marines self-esteem, self-confidence, and self- worth. This is achieved through: –Marine Leadership –Mentorship –Participation in lines of operation –Individual and Unit Athletics –Community Service There are some things medicine and technology cannot heal, where scalpel cannot reach and therapy cannot alter. 12

13 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Driven by the WWRs motto, Still in the fight Celebrating our Marines Achievements Reconditioning Sports * Education * Employment * Staying Marine Building Capacity in the Marine Focus on Ability Highlight stories of Marines who have surpassed their own or others expectations Provide opportunities for Marines to improvise, adapt, and overcome in all lines of operation Focus on Ability Highlight stories of Marines who have surpassed their own or others expectations Provide opportunities for Marines to improvise, adapt, and overcome in all lines of operation Improvise Adapt Overcome 13

14 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Support for the Entire Family Communication & Feedback Resource & Referral Training & Education The WWR ensures support is comprehensive, to include the needs of families and caregivers. Family 14 Photo by Carol Guzy, Washington Post

15 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS Initiatives, Accomplishments, Challenges Post-Service Support (90 days for transition from DoD to DVA) WWR App Support Capabilities / Programs Recovery Care Coordinators, Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program, Transition Cell, District Injured Support Coordinators, Medical Cell, Reserve Medical Entitlements Determination Section Initiatives Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center Hope and Care Centers Integrated Disability Evaluation System Advocacy Computer-Based Training Command Inspection Program Accomplishments Tailored Recovery Support – There is no one-size-fits-all approach Personal motivation is key to rebuilding spirit Sustainment of WWR awareness Program sustainment - Keeping faith with Marines / families Challenges 15 Its not a process, its a relationship.

16 United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment UNCLASS For More Information Visit our Website Contact the Resource and Information Center: Sgt Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center Fan us on Facebook Facebook.com/WWR.USMC Follow us on Twitter Twitter.com/USMCWWR View WWR photos on Flickr Flickr.com/photos/USMCWWR View WWR videos on YouTube YouTube.com/USMCWWCC Our Marines and their Families are Still in the Fight! Thank you for your continued support. Our Marines and their Families are Still in the Fight! Thank you for your continued support. Download the app in the Apple Store (search Wounded Warrior) or the Android Marketplace (search WoundedWarrior).


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