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Army Wounded Warrior Program Marks 10th Anniversary

Posted April 3, 2014

The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is celebrating its 10th anniversary during the month of April.

Established in 2004 as the Disabled Soldier Support System (DS3), AW2 facilitates the Army’s Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) under the Warrior Transition Command (WTC).

AW2 has achieved a number of milestones during its ten-year history, including establishing the Disabled Soldier Support System in 2004, and WTC and the AW2 Community Support Network, now known as the WTC Community Support Network, in 2009.

Through the combined efforts of WTC, Warrior Transition Units (WTUs), and AW2, the WCTP provides personalized support to more than 24,000 soldiers and veterans through the recovery and transition process. AW2 transition professionals help to write policies and guidance affecting all wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, including those recovering at WTUs.

A corps of more than 200 AW2 advocates work with soldiers to anticipate challenges, identify programs and benefits, and ensure continuity of care throughout the recover and transition process.

“While we reflect on this significant milestone, it is important to remember that we are commemorating our commitment to serve those who are severely wounded, ill, and injured,” said Colonel Johnny Davis, AW2 director.