Wounded Warrior
 
Wounded Service Members Employment Resource and Assistance Links

 
Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline:

As of 26 March, the Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline will begin 24-hour operations, 7 days a week. Use these numbers to contact the hotline:
Stateside: 1-800-984-8523
Overseas DSN: 312-421-3700
Stateside DSN: 421-3700
Email: wsfsupport@conus.army.mil
 
The Military Amputee:

A comprehensive web site developed by the Amputee Coaliition of America that proivides information and training and support to military amputees.
This web site provides information on:

  • The Unique Characteristics of War Injuries
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  • The Rehabilitation Process
  • Facing Amputation Surgery: What to Expect
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  • Common Problems
  • A Team-Based Approach to Amputee Rehabilitation
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  • The Military Benefits System
  • Caring for Yourself After Amputation
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  • Sports and Recreation
  • The Prosthesis and Its Components
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    General Resources
     
    Severely Injured Center:

    A comprehensive career services website that includes employment information for wounded service members and veterans. Among the information and services provided:
  • A "Wounded Veteran Job Search" database.
  • A listing of "Veteran-Friendly" Employers.
  • A "Tool Box" which includes a Skills Translator, Resume Builder, and Salary Calculator.
  • Various links to other Veteran Resources.
  • Articles and inforni1ation regarding career events, transitional services, etc.
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    Operation Warfighter (OWF):
    Email Patrick Brick at patrick.brick.ctr@osd.mil

    The DoD Military Severely Injured Center is sponsoring Operation Warfighter (OWF), a temporary assignment program for members of the Military Services who are undergoing treatment or rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The purpose of this program is to provide Service Members with meaningful activity outside of the hospital environment and offer them a formal means of transition back into the workforce.


     
    Wounded Warrior Program:

    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. The AW2 website includes Disabled Soldier News, Links, FAa's, and resource information for service members.
     

     
    Transitional Services
     
    Seamless Transition - Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom:

    Seamless Transition -Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom: 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. The areas of interest are: Benefits, Medical, Dependants, Transition Assistance, Active Duty and Reservists/National Guard.
     
     
    Vocational Services
     
    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services:

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

      DOD Vets:

    This website provides a wide range of information relating to DoD employment opportunities for disabled veterans. Sections include:
    • Disabled Veterans General Information
    • Disabled Veterans Questions and Answers
    • Internships
    • Scholarships and Fellowships
    • Grants Loans and Financial Aid
    • Education and Training
     
    Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS):

    The Mission statement for VETS is to provide 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. Various resources and information can be found on this website.

      E-Vets:

    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.
     
    Accommodations and Assistive Technology
     

      Job Accommodation Network (JAN):

    JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by:
    • Providing individualized worksite accomodations.
    • Providing technical assistance reguarding the ADA and other disability related regulations.
    • Educating callers about self-employment options.

     
    America Supports You
     
    Help for the Wounded:
    American Freedom Foundation The American Legion   Armed Forces Foundation
    Azalea Charities Aid for Wounded Soldiers Boatsie's Boxes Blue Star Mothers of America Caring For Troops
    Cause-Comfort for America's Uniformed Services Coalition to Salute America's Heroes Comfort for America's Uniformed Services Defenders of Freedom
    Disabled Sports USA Family and Friends For Freedom Fund Fisher House Foundation Flags Across the Nation
    Freedom Calls Freedom Is Not Free Give 2 theTroops Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pets
    Hope For The Warriors Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund Kids for our Troops Landstuhl Hospital Care Project
    Yellow Ribbon Fund Military Pets Foster Project Military Mom in Action Operation Interdependence
    National Military Family Association Operation Forever Free Operation First Response Operation Second Chance
    Wounded Warrior Project Operation Quiet Comfort Operation: S.A.M. Strikeouts For Troops
    Operation Support Our Troops Illinois Our Military Kids Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation United We Serve
    Sew Much Comfort Silver Star Families of America Soldiers' Angels US Wounded Soldiers
    Support Our Soldiers America Tee It Up for the Troops Warrior Foundation USO World
    US Troop Support Foundation      
     
    Useful Phone Numbers
     
    VA Regional Office
    1-800-827-1000
    VA Insurance, PHilA
    1-800-669-8477
    VA Headstones/Markers
    1-800-697-6947
    VA Education Center
    1-888-442-4551
    VA Debt Management Center
    1-800-827-0648
    Home Loan Services
    1-800-729-5772
    Mammography Hotline
    1-888-492-7844

    Persian Gulf Hotline

    1-800-PGW-VETS
    1-800-749-8387