Wounded Warrior

Thousands of sick and wounded soldiers within the Army's Warrior Transition program aren't receiving psychological care they need and are being discharged into communities ill-prepared to help them. In 2011, a nine-month investigation by the Tribune-Review, buttressed by documents passed to the newspaper by soldiers and the Pentagon's Office of Wounded Warrior Care & Transition Policy in Alexandria, Va., reveal an Army reeling from an epidemic of mental and behavioral health problems after nearly a decade of constant combat overseas.

Wounded Warrior Series

Thousands of sick and wounded soldiers within the Army's Warrior Transition program aren't receiving psychological care they need and are being discharged into ...

Documents show Army's disservice to broken soldiers

WASHINGTON -- The Army's special medical units should be healing more than 9,300 soldiers entrusted to their care. But a nine-month probe by the Tribune-Review ...

20-year servicewoman, disabled by war, faces ruin

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Aggravating a combat training injury, Sgt. 1st Class Diana Clark's back and neck gave out in Iraq in 2006. The ...

Medical units pay price of lowered recruiting standards, reports say

WASHINGTON -- Special Army medical units designed to heal wounded heroes today brim with criminals, drug addicts, malingerers and mentally and physically broken ...

Program for departing service members plagued by inconsistencies, indifference

WASHINGTON -- Launched during a time of peace to aid departing service members, the Transition Assistance Program is failing war veterans and their ...

Transition staff for military wounded poorly trained, stigmatized, fatigued

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- On May 28, 2007, a bomb planted by an Iraqi insurgent along Route Canal in the village of Zaganiyah tore into ...

Military wives take charge to ensure quality care for injured husbands

WASHINGTON -- Colleen Kenny Saffron of Castle Shannon married her artilleryman nearly two decades before an improvised explosive device detonated on his truck ...

Army's mental health programs swamped, understaffed

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of sick and wounded soldiers within the Army's Warrior Transition program aren't receiving psychological care they need and are being ...

Lieutenant colonel finds success treating 'soldier as a person'

FORT RILEY, KAN. -- It's 6:27 a.m. on a crisp Nov. 19, and the first soldiers in Company A, Warrior Transition Battalion have limped ...

Top Army doctor disputes Tribune-Review series

The Army's top doctor has sharply criticized a nine-month probe by the Tribune-Review that found ongoing neglect of wounded, sick and injured soldiers in the ...

Big changes in treating wounded troops delayed

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A special task force charged by Congress with proposing widespread changes in the way the United States treats its sick ...

Task force devises ways to better treat injured veterans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- With more controversial and sweeping changes in military medical care put off until next year, the Recovering Warrior Task Force ...