Wounded Warrior Forum

September 17, 2008

It’s imperative that the United States ensure that the men and women who have been injured fighting in the Global War on Terrorism, receive the very best medical care that is humanly available. Healthcare for our injured as well as our Troops and our Veterans should be an issue that tops the list of our Presidential candidates. These men and women give so much to the citizens of our country, without asking for anything in return, and they deserve nothing but the best in regards to healthcare and other benefits.

Today, the Military Officers Association of America and the U.S. Naval Institute will host a one-day forum titled “Measuring Success: Keeping Faith with Wounded Warriors and Their Families” at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The day will be started with Michigan Senator Carl Levin, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, speaking. There will also be remarks from Veterans Affairs secretary Dr. James B. Peake.

“Our wounded warriors deserve the best care and support that we can muster, and the American people rightly insist on no less,” Levin said in a statement issued by his office. “I am hopeful that this conference will aid in our efforts to ensure that the men and women of our armed forces are well cared for while they remain in military service, during the transition from the military to the VA, and after this transition while in the care of the VA.”1

The forum is designed to cover issues pertinent to wounded warriors, such as PTSD, TBI, and the progress that has been made on these and other issues through various pilot programs. Discussion will also include how care for wounded warriors can be improved upon. Military members and their families are invited to attend, so they can bring to the table issues that they might have encountered as they have navigated through the military healthcare system.

Programs such as this are great ways for experts and those who are utilizing the military healthcare system to get together, identify successes and problems and brainstorm ideas to improve in the areas that need improving. If you’re in the Washington D.C. area and would like to attend the forum, you can register at the door, beginning at 0800. To find out more about the forum, please visit the Military Officers Association of America website.

  1. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=51195 []


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