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The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2): The Army Wounded Warrior Program is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, veterans, and their families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. Warriors in Transition (WTs) who qualify for AW2 are assigned to the program as soon as possible after arriving at the WTU. AW2 supports these soldiers and their families throughout their recovery and transition, even into veteran status. This program, through the local support of AW2 Advocates, strives to foster the WT’s independence. The local AW2 Advocate is Todd Daubenspeck (replaced Paul Doane). He can be reached at Lebanon VA Medical Center (1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Bldg 18, Rm 307) by telephone at 717-272-6621, Ext 4804 or cell phone 717-507-0675 or by email at Harold.Daubenspeck@va.gov. (Note: AW2 Advocates are Army contract employees and not VA employees.)
The Marines’ Wounded Warrior Regiment Call Center: This 24/7 operation which can also be reached by telephone at 1-877-487-6299 provides to wounded, ill, and injured (WII) Marines and their families advice and support for many issues, including medical/psychological health concerns. It will assist active, reserve, and veteran Marines.
The National Resource Directory (NRD): Many resources found in it can be of use to more than the injured or wounded service members, veterans, their families and those who support them: its intention. It is one of the better “directory” website resources. Consider it one of the better “fonts of knowledge.” It is maintained by the departments of Defense (DoD), Labor, and Veterans Affairs (VA) and includes information from federal, State and local governmental agencies and many other private and non-profit organizations.
Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation & Benefits Handbook: A DoD product provided by TurboTAP (the web version of the Transition Assistance Program) for the injured/seriously injured. This handbook is designed to help Service members who are wounded, ill and injured, as well as the family members who are taking care of them, navigate through the military and veteran disability, evaluation, compensation, and benefits programs that are designed to help them.
Handbook for Injured Service Members and Their Families: A product from Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, it is tailored to the injured service member/veteran.
www.disability.gov: A resource not to be overlooked because a veteran is also a citizen. The website has been revamped and made more user friendly.
Last Updated: 30 April 2013 (new AW2 Advocate for Lebanon VAMC, addition of Marines' Call Center, replacement of broken links)