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Soldier holding daughter upon return from deployment
Staff Sgt. Shannon Gartner, 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company from the North Dakota National Guard, reunites with his daughter, Allison.  Gartner had just arrived in Bismarck, North Dakota after a one-year tour in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Photo by Chief Warrant Officer Kiel Skager.
  • Army One Source: External Link, Opens in New Window Army OneSource provides access to all Family programs and services, regardless of geographical location.  This delivery system harnesses the resources that are already in place and uses personal contact and technology to improve on the delivery of service so that Families get support closest to where they live.

  • Defense Centers of Excellence For Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury: External Link, Opens in New Window The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) was established in November 2007 as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) to promote the resilience, recovery and reintegration of warriors and their families who face psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) issues.

  • Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP): External Link, Opens in New Window  The Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) is a Department of Defense (DoDI 6490.03) directed program that serves as a gateway to referral care, medical readiness, services and programs for Soldiers and DA Civilians in the deployment cycle.  As a critical element to the Army Ready & Resilient Campaign (R2C), the DHAP works to increase Soldier and DA Civilian well-being/resilience, and unit readiness through the early identification of physical and behavioral health concerns, which if not detected and treated, could lead to potentially serious outcomes.

  • MTBI Chain Teaching Programs for Soldiers and Leaders External Link, Opens in New Window (AKO):
    The Soldier version of the PTSD/MTBI Chain Teaching program is for use by commanders and leaders.  The intent of this chain-teach is to train leaders and educate and inform Soldiers to identify the signs and symptoms of PTSD/MTBI and reinforce the collective responsibility to take care of each other.

  • The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2005, enacted into law on October 28, 2004, has made permanent some healthcare provisions from previous legislation to improve the readiness of our fighting force.  Keep track of Soldier and family benefits through this TRICARE® web link http://www.tricare.mil. External Link, Opens in New Window

  • Ombudsmen in Support of Warriors in Transition External Link Opens in New Window

  • Real Warriors Campaign: External Link, Opens in New Window "The Real Warriors Campaign" is sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE).  The campaign is designed to help servicemembers overcome the stigma associated with seeking psychological help and encourage servicemembers to seek out help when they need it.  The Real Warriors Campaign uses social networking, radio, television, posters, flyers, and a Web site to reach active-duty servicemembers, military veterans, members of the National Guard and the Reserve, as well as family members and health professionals.  The campaign features stories of real service members who have sought treatment and are continuing to serve.

  • Tricare® Online: External Link Opens in New Window TRICARE® OnLine is a secure web portal designed to increase access to care for authorized TRICARE® beneficiaries and increase access to information for designated TRICARE® physicians and support staff.

  • Warrior Care: Setting the Example for Military Well-Being External Link, Opens in New Window