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Frequently Asked Questions:

How does a service member become enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior?
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to the program or be referred by a family member, their command leadership or their medical team. For questions on enrollment eligibility, call Navy Wounded Warrior toll-free line, 855-NAVY WWP (628-9997), or e-mail
How many service members are enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior?
Currently, more than 4,000 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen are enrolled in the program..
What do you mean by non-medical care? What does that include?

Non-medical support includes pay and personnel issues:

  • Invitational Travel Orders
  • Lodging and housing adaptation
  • Child and youth care
  • Transportation needs
  • Legal and guardianship issues
  • Education and training benefits
  • Commissary and exchange access
  • Respite care
  • Traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress support services
  • And more

Regional non-medical care providers work with a wounded warrior and their medical team to develop a Comprehensive Recovery Plan, which is designed to address the individual’s specific recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration goals. In addition, Navy Wounded Warrior provides transition support; enrollment does not conclude when a service member is discharged from a medical treatment facility.

What is Navy Wounded Warrior?

Navy Wounded Warrior helps Sailors and Coast Guardsmen with serious, non-combat or combat-related injuries and physical or psychological illnesses. The program offers individualized and proactive guidance on non-medical care, including:

  • Pay and benefits
  • Caregiver resources and respite care
  • Bedside travel
  • Job training
  • Childcare
  • Adaptive reconditioning

The personalized Comprehensive Recovery Plan is part of the continuum of care and enable Sailors and Coast Guardsmen to focus on their recovery goals and well-being, encourages retention and return to duty, and supports a smooth transition to the Department of Veterans Affairs when a medical condition prohibits continued service.

Eligibility for Navy Wounded Warrior is not limited to Sailors and Coast Guardsmen with combat-related wounds or injuries. It also encompasses those with serious non-combat related injuries on liberty or on duty, or serious physical or psychological illnesses such as cancer, MS, PTSD, and TBI.

However, participation in Navy Wounded Warrior is voluntary and Sailors and Coast Guardsmen must be enrolled in order to take advantage of services provided. Referrals may be received from a variety of sources, including the Service Member's command, peers, medical staff, Fleet and Family Support Centers personnel, family members, or self-referrals.

Where is Navy Wounded Warrior located?
The program is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Regional non-medical care providers are located at major Navy medical treatment facilities throughout the U.S., as well as at two VA Polytrauma Centers and the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Who is eligible for enrollment in Navy Wounded Warrior?
The Navy defines a “wounded warrior” as a Sailor or Coast Guardsman who has a serious illness or injury requiring long-term care that may result in a Medical Evaluation Board/Physical Evaluation Board (MEB/PEB) to determine fitness for duty. Support is not limited to combat injuries; Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor also assists those battling serious illnesses or who are injured in accidents.




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