Rehabilitation and Support Programs

SAME is encouraging Post involvement in the support of rehabilitation and support programs for our wounded military engineers and their families and the families of fallen military engineers.

The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) has established Warrior Transition Units (WTU) at major military treatment facilities. WTUs provide personal support to wounded soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management.

The U.S. Marine Corps’ Wounded Warriors Regiment oversees two Wounded Warriors Battalions (WWB) whose mission is to  take care of wounded, ill and injured Marines and their families. Their reach extends across 23 locations from Landstuhl, Germany to Okinawa, Japan and throughout the continental United States.

The Navy has founded a similar organization, Navy Safe Harbor (NSH), which provides non-medical care of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and their families. Through proactive leadership, NSH provides a lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of shipmates' recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities.

Finally, the Air Force established the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program ensures wounded warriors and their families are well-prepared for their transition to civilian life. The AFW2 program works hand-in-hand with the Air Force Survivor Assistance Program and Airman & Family Readiness Centers to ensure Airmen receive professional support and care from the point of injury, through separation or retirement, for life.

Additional Resources

There are many resources available for our wounded warriors, their families and supporters looking for ways to assist them. Following is some resource information that may be of interest to you. The list is by no means a full listing of resources available.

Hiring Our Heroes
U.S. Chamber of Commerce year-long nationwide effort to help veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.

Army Wounded Warrior Project

Assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Veterans and their Families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Information and locations of VA services including Vet Centers, PTSD Program locator, Substance Use Disorder Program locator, may be found on the VA website.

Asbestos-Related Illnesses and Veterans

Mesothelioma Guide: veteran-specific resources and support for patients and families of veterans affected by asbestos illnesses.

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD, but there is help available. 

Wounded Warrior Project

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) –  Wounded Warrior & Family Support

Army Engineer Association (AEA) –  Wounded Warrior Website

 

SAME Website Enhancements Ongoing

The SAME national website will be undergoing upgrades beginning February 28, to improve the user experience and enhance the mobile-friendly usability of the site. Post websites hosted by SAME National will not be affected by the changes. On the SAME national website, users will notice changes including a more standard horizontal navigation menu, larger page widths, and some font/styling changes. Page navigation and site paths will remain the same.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to improve our digital systems to support the Run to 2020 and Beyond! Have questions? Email webmanager@same.org.

SAME Website Enhancements Ongoing

The SAME national website will be undergoing upgrades beginning February 28, to improve the user experience and enhance the mobile-friendly usability of the site. Post websites hosted by SAME National will not be affected by the changes. On the SAME national website, users will notice changes including a more standard horizontal navigation menu, larger page widths, and some font/styling changes. Page navigation and site paths will remain the same.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to improve our digital systems to support the Run to 2020 and Beyond! Have questions? Email webmanager@same.org.

Transition Workshop & Job Fair

Are you currently in uniform and planning for your transition? Don’t forget about SAME’s Transition Workshop & Job Fair, which is held each year around February, where those transitioning out of uniformed service or current SAME members who are looking for a job, can connect with companies and agencies looking for talent to fill open A/E/C-related positions.  Visit the transition page for more information.

 

View A/E/C-Related Credentials

Maintaining professional credentials demonstrate a level of technical competency in a specific field. For servicemembers, attaining credentials while serving in uniform improves your technical skills and increases your potential for promotion. Following your service career, the same credentials can help you get a position with your skill-set in the A/E/C industry. 

Visit the A/E/C Credentials page for more information

 

Enlisted Community of Interest

SAME's Enlisted Community of Interest serves to promote professional development for the Total Force enlisted community; oversee the integration of enlisted members throughout the spectrum of SAME operations; and advocate and engage enlisted personnel support of SAME's Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. 

Visit the Enlisted Community of Interest page for more information

 

Seabee Foundation Career Connection

Whether you’re a Seabee looking for a job or an employer looking for qualified candidates who possess the unique Seabee skillset, the ‘Can Do’ Career Connection has everything you need. And it’s FREE for employers and job seekers! 

Visit the Seabee Foundation web page for more information

 

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Wendy Amann is a Project Manager with Huitt-Zollars.  She was appointed by the governor to be on the Colorado Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.  She has been an active SAME member and is currently the President of the Denver Metro Post.
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