August 10, 2006

AW2: "I will never leave a fallen comrade..."

...even when he returns to civilian life.

Read the whole article to find out more about (Lt.) Delaney Rocky Perez's road to recovery...and employment. A gread read.

Army Program Opens Doors for Wounded Warriors

[...] AW2, is designed for soldiers severely wounded in the global war on terrorism. AW2 provides information and assistance to aid soldiers and their families through the recovery process and beyond, from medical evacuation to reintegration into the work force.

[...] "Our goal is to get AW2 soldiers seeking employment connected with employers, whether federal service, a corporation or state or local entity," said Tim Winter, AW2 labor liaison specialist at the program's headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

But first and foremost, Winter said, the Army is committed to helping soldiers stay on active duty. "There are a number of AW2 soldiers who continue on in the Army, but if that's not the desire of the soldier, we prefer to keep him in the family as a Department of the Army civilian. We follow the warrior ethos: 'I will never leave a fallen comrade.'"

[...]"These young soldiers join the military to serve their country, are injured in war, then what do they do? This program allows us to take those soldiers, who have sacrificed so much, and give them a job opportunity, a chance to use their skills," said Eugene Hill, human resources specialist at CPAC. "It's an opportunity to show how much we appreciate what they've done. And, on their end, it's an opportunity for them to show us what they can do."

Excellent program.

Visit the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program website:

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