Our Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) is an enduring commitment to care for wounded, ill, and injured Marines, sailors in support of Marine units, and their families in times of war and peace. Since 2007, the WWR has coordinated delivery of resources and services to our Marines, including those with catastrophic injuries, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and chronic illnesses that require long-term care. The regiment employs a holistic approach to recovery, delivered through four lines of operation: mind, body, spirit, and family. A fundamental tenet of our WWR is that care is not a process; it is a relationship.
Our WWR provides leadership, accountability, and motivation, which encourages a focus on ability vice disability, and helps recovering Marines manage their daily schedules to meet their recovery goals. Through the services of their recovery team, recovering Marines receive assistance with pay and entitlements; career and education opportunities; referral to other programs and federal agencies that may assist them; and advocacy as they navigate the joint DoD/VA Integrated Disability Evaluation System.
We believe it is our moral obligation to ensure necessary long-term care is provided for those who have fought in defense of our country. Marines, their family members, and the public at large may rest assured that our Corps, through the WWR, will continue recovery care for all wounded, ill, and injured Marines in times of war and peace. The Marine Corps commitment to wounded warriors and their families is unwavering.
U.S. Marines with Wounded Warrior Regiment and Colombian wounded warriors conduct sprint drills during the Marine Corps Trials aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 3, 2016. The Trials, an eight-event adaptive sports competition, is hosted by the Wounded Warrior Regiment, the Marine Corps command that facilitates the integration of non-medical and medical care to wounded, ill, and injured Marines and their families. The Trials began March 2, 2016, and end March 9, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessika Acosta/Released)