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Warrior Transition Units (2007)

Twenty-nine WTUs near Army medical treatment facilities across the Army aid in the recovery of severely wounded, injured and ill Soldiers as they transition to full active duty or return to civilian life.  Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) staff actively work to include Families in the Warrior in Transition’s (WT) healing and transition process.  WTU clinical social workers, nurse case managers, and squad leaders, in conjunction with the Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC) staff, reach out to Family members to assess their needs and to involve them as the Wounded Warrior works through his or her Comprehensive Transition Plan.

  • The Army collaborates closely with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to include Families in the ongoing healing process. The Army and VHA have co-located medical staff in each other’s hospitals to facilitate a seamless transfer of care and to provide support to Families of Soldiers hospitalized in VHA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers. Army and VHA medical staffs share training to promote continuity of care, which benefits Families when they receive consistent information.
  • The Army’s Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program also provides non-medical assistance to Families as they work with Soldiers and Veterans to gain the resources that will allow them to heal.
  • More than 4,000 highly trained cadre and support personnel have cared for more than 40,000 wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers and their Families.