Wounded Warrior

Navy Surgeon General Visits Chicago for DoD Warrior Games [PHOTOS]

Shipmates, Last week, I traveled west to participate in the opening ceremony of the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago, June 30 through July 2. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including track and field, shooting, archery, swimming, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Here …

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TBI And The Family

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Living with a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the greatest challenges a military family, or any family, can face. Physical wounds associated with the condition most likely will heal, but the “well” person may be very different. Patients with a mild TBI— …

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Preventing TBI for all Ages

By Suzanne G. Martin, Senior Scientist/Clinical Psychologist with Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and it’s a great time for outdoor sports and summer fun. Unfortunately, it is also a time when summer activities can sometimes lead to serious injuries – like a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 4

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Meet Cmdr. John C. Biery, Jr., commander, Naval Instillations Command (CNIC), Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor senior medical advisor and the Team Navy physician assigned to the athletes who competed at the 2015 Warrior Games. Biery played sports throughout high school in his hometown of Ottawa, Ohio. …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 3

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery First-time competitor Hospitalman Katriana Durakovich said competing in archery and cycling at the DoD Warrior Games 2015 meant the world to her. Durakovich joined the Navy nearly three years ago in 2012, opting for what the Navy had to offer: a sense of pride, discipline and a chance …

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