Photo of the Week: Wounded Warrior Battalion Receives Award
The United States Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment was awarded the National Commanders in Chief VFW Gold Medal Award on 6 March 2012. The award is given to organizations in recognition of exceptional services rendered to the country, community and mankind on a national or international level. In addition, Wounded, ill and injured Marines with the Wounded Warrior Battalion East Bethesda detachment attended the ceremony.
Wounded Warrior Battalion East (WWBn-E) is comprised of seven detachments, in addition to the battalion’s headquarters and barracks at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The organization focuses on taking care of wounded, ill and injured Marines and their families. The Battalion is dedicated to ensuring the care of the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warriors throughout their recovery and transition process and to supporting their families.
Established in 2007, the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) provides and facilitates non-medical care to wounded, ill and injured Marines and Sailors in direct support of Marine units. The assistance provided, helps them and their families as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. Located in Quantico, VA, The Regimental Headquarters element commands the operations of two Wounded Warrior Battalions located at Camp Pendleton, CA, Camp Lejeune, NC, and multiple detachments in locations around the globe. The WWR has quickly become a proven command providing WII Marines, their families, and caregivers support to help them through the processes of recovery and transition.
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