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Wounded Service Members

There are many resources that provide information and technical assistance on recovery, employment, and accessibility services. The links highlight Federal government programs, online tools, and other outside resources that provide you the ability to research other programs that are available for returning service members.

General Resources

Military OneSource: http://www.militaryonesource.com

Military OneSource (MOS) is an information family support system for all service branches’ Active Duty, Reserve and Guard (regardless of activation status) and their immediate family members at no cost to participants.

The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program: http://wtc.army.mil/aw2

The Department of the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) provides its severely disabled Soldiers and their families with a system of advocacy and follow-up to provide personal support that assists them in their transition from military service and into the civilian community.

Navy Safe Harbor Program: http://safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil/

Navy Safe Harbor program serves as the focal point for the non-medical case management of severely wounded, ill, or injured sailors and their families.

Marine for Life: http://marineforlife.org

Marine for Life (M4L) provides transition assistance to Marines who honorably leave active service and return to civilian life and to support injured Marines and their families, in addition, supports marines and their families during the transition process to civilian employment.

Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment: https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/wwr

The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) provides and facilitate assistance to wounded/injured/ill Marines, Sailors attached to or in support of Marine units, and their family members throughout the phases of recovery.

Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2): http://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/

The Air Force Wounded Warrior program was created in 2005 as a Department of Defense and Air Force initiative to provide personalized care to Airmen who are separated or retired as a result of illness or injury received in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center: www.dvbic.org

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs.

The RealWarriors Campaign: www.realwarriors.net

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recover and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans, and families.

BrainLine: www.brainline.org

BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about living with a Traumatic Brain Injury. (TBI). It is funded by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

Defense Centers of Excellence: www.dcoe.health.mil/default.aspx

DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation's military communities, warriors and families.

Yellow Ribbon Fund: www.yellowribbonfund.com

The Yellow Ribbon Fund was established to help returning service members with job mentoring, internships as well as helping with car rentals, hotel rooms, apartments, cab vouchers for family members.

The National Resource Directory: www.nrd.gov

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online tool for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. The NRD provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Transitional Services

Seamless Transition - Operation Enduring Freedom/ Iraqi Freedomwww.oefoif.va.gov

This is the Department of Veteran Affairs site that offers assistance to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom while they transition into civilian life, covering topics such as: benefits, medical, dependants, and transition assistance.

Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP): www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap/main.htm

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) was established to meet the needs of separating service members during their period of transition into civilian life by offering job-search assistance and related services.

Reemployment

America's Heroes at Work: www.AmericasHeroesAtWork.gov

America's Heroes at Work is a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that focuses on the employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

DoD Vets: www.dodvets.com

This website provides a wide range of information relating to DoD employment opportunities for disabled veterans.

REALifelines - Recovery and Employment Assistance Lifelines: www.dol.gov/vets/programs/Real-life/main.htm

REALifelines is a program dedicated to providing individualized job training, counseling, and reemployment services to wounded service members. This website provides contact information for enrollment, as well as frequently asked questions.

Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS): www.dol.gov/vets/

Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides Veterans with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century work force by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified Veterans.

President's National Hire Veterans Committee - Hire Vets First: www.hirevetsfirst.dol.gov/

This career website is designed to help employers find qualified veterans, as well as help veterans to make the most of a national network of employment resources.

eVets: www.dol.gov/elaws/evets.htm

The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, and benefits and special services available to veterans.

Always a Soldier: www.amc.army.mil/alwaysasoldier

The Always A Soldier program provides service-connected disabled veterans opportunities to seek employment, career advancement, job mobility, family economic well-being, and greater financial security.

Vocational Services

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services: www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

This website provides a variety of resources for Veterans, including information regarding employment and vocational services and assistance.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN): http://askjan.org/

JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation and educating individuals about self-employment options.

The Mission Continues: www.missioncontinues.org

The Mission Continues is an organization dedicated to finding volunteer opportunities for service members who have been wounded and still want to serve their country.