Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Army Releases New Video to Educate Wounded Soldiers and Their Families

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Army Releases New Video to Educate Wounded Soldiers and Their Families

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Last month, the Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) released a 10-minute educational video to highlight new aspects of the Army's warrior care system. This video walks viewers through the Warrior Transition Unit structure, comprehensive transition plan process, multi-disciplinary team "scrimmage" and career transition options. The video can be downloaded from the WTC website, www.WTC.army.mil.

"The Army has committed the money and the resources to ensure that our wounded, ill, and injured soldiers and their families can heal together, as well as learn the necessary skills and tools that will enable them to lead productive lives post injury," said Brig. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of the Warrior Transition Command. "This video focuses on the key elements of our Warrior Care and Transition Program that are available to all soldiers who require more than six months of complex medical management--from their personal recovery plan and career counseling to adaptive sports and support services."

The video features four soldiers working through their own recovery and transition at a Warrior Transition Unit: Capt. Jeremy McGuffey, Sgt. 1st. Class John Wright and Staff Sgt. Gabriel Garcia. Others appearing in the WTC video include WTC commander Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, WTC plans and policy branch director COL Patrick E. Connors and Army Wounded Warrior Program director COL Gregory D. Gadson and Warrior Transition Unit squad leader Staff Sgt. John Ragan, as well as the recovering soldiers' spouses.

In the video Christina Garcia, a wounded soldier's wife, explained the Army's holistic approach to care stating, "At the Warrior Transition Unit, it's about everybody coming together: his nurse case manager, his primary care doctor, his social worker and his squad leader. …

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