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Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) – Safe Harbor Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor is the Navy’s organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families.

Upcoming Events

NAVY SAFE HARBOR FOUNDATION WOUNDED WARRIOR GOLF!

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Navy Safe Harbor Foundation 4th Annual Golf Tournament , NS Mayport, FL (Click to download flyer)
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Navy Safe Harbor Foundation 4th Annual Golf Tournament , Washington, DC Metro Area
Monday, August 11, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Warrior Care

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor

Navy Wounded Warrior coordinates the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and provides resources and support to their families. Through proactive leadership, NWW offers individually-tailored assistance to ensure enrollees’ successful recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Enrollment in the program is available to service members wounded in combat, as well as to those diagnosed with a serious illness or injured in shipboard, training and liberty accidents. Enrollment lasts a lifetime.

Anchor Program

The Anchor Program helps Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor carry out its promise to provide transition assistance to seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, as well as their families. It provides them with an invaluable network of support during a critical chapter of their lives – the conclusion of their military careers. Though participating in the Anchor Program is purely voluntary, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor urges all of its enrollees to take advantage of this important service.

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor
Toll-free, 24-hour telephone number: 1-855-628-9997
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What Can Navy Leadership Do?

  • Visit the bedside of wounded warriors recovering at medical treatment facilities near you.
  • Discuss warrior care issues and Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor in All Hands meetings or briefs.
  • Engage the chiefs’ mess or wardroom at your command.

Combat Veterans

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998 are eligible for an extended period of eligibility for health care for 5 years post discharge. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides health care services and community living care for any condition possibly related to the Veterans service in the theater of operations and enrollment in Priority Group 6, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group to: Combat Veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after January 28, 2003, are eligible to enroll in the VA health care system for 5 years from the date of discharge or release. The 5-year enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date. Combat Veterans, while not required to disclose their income information, may do so to determine their eligibility for a higher priority status, beneficiary travel benefits, and exemption of copays for care unrelated to their military service.

Your service has earned your access to enhanced VA health care benefits. In order to take advantage of these benefits, OEF/OIF/OND Veterans need to enroll in VA's health care system. Don't delay, apply today!

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Family Support at Vet Centers — If you have served in ANY combat zone, local Vet Centers can help you and your family with readjustment counseling and outreach services — for free.

College Education — VA pays benefits to eligible Veterans, reservists and active duty service members to support your continuing education goals, including for on-the-job training, apprenticeships and non-college degree programs. Learn about the Post 9/11 GI Bill today.

180 Day Dental Benefit — OEF/OIF combat Veterans may be eligible for one-time dental care — but you must apply with 180 days of your separation date from active duty.

Find HelpAm I eligible? VA regional offices can help you with completing and filing the right VA forms. Find out where your local VA OEF/OIF Team is located.

Documentation Used To Determine Service in a Theater Of Combat Operations

Veterans may assist VA in establishing their status as a combat Veteran by providing one of the following when they apply for care:

  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD 214) indicating service in a theater of combat operations
  • Proof of receipt of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Air Force Combat Action Medal (AFCAM); Kosovo Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (does not include Global War on Terrorism Service Medal); or Southwest Asia Service Medal.
  • Proof of receipt of Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay (commonly referred to as "combat pay") after November 11, 1998
  • Proof of exemption of Federal tax status for Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay after November 11, 1998.

Health Benefits Under The "Combat Veteran" Authority

  • Medical care and medications provided for conditions potentially related to combat service
  • Enrollment in Priority Group 6 unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group
  • Full access to VA's Medical Benefits Package

Physical Disability Board of Review

HEALTH.MIL

To be eligible for PDBR, a service member must have been medically separated between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009 with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less, and not found eligible for retirement.

To help determine if you meet the criteria and are eligible to apply for the PDBR process, answer the following questions:

  • Were you permanently separated from military service AFTER September 10, 2001 but before January 1, 2010?
  • Was the reason for your separation from military service due to a disability?
  • Was the disability level awarded by your military department at the time you were permanently separated for your disability(s) less than 30% combined?
  • At the time you were permanently separated from your military service by reason of disability, you were not otherwise eligible for retirement from your military service.

If you answer 'yes' to all of these questions, you are eligible to apply to the PDBR to have your disability rating determination at separation reviewed.

If you cannot answer yes to all of these questions, then you are not eligible to have your disability rating determination reviewed by the PDBR. However, you should consider other options for review, including your military department’s board for correction of records.

"Of course, while memory is the first measure of gratitude, its fullest and most meaningful expression is found in word and deed. We can never repay our veterans for all that they have endured for our sake, but we can show by our actions -- on this day and every day of the year -- that their great sacrifices are indeed cherished and remembered. Whether we do so on our own or through our schools, businesses, and community organizations, let us convey our thanks to veterans through acts of generosity and kindness. Let us demonstrate, in a special way, our respect and concern for those former service members who are hospitalized or disabled." --President George H.W. Bush, 07OCT1991

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LOVE OF COUNTRY

"Most of us, most of the time, live in blissful ignorance of what a small, elite, heroic group of Americans are doing for us night and day. As we speak, all over the globe, American sailors and submariners and aviators are doing something very dangerous. People say, 'Well it can't be too dangerous because there are no wrecks.' But the reason we don't have more accidents is that these are superb professionals; the fact that they master the dangers does not mean the dangers aren't real. Right now, somewhere around the world, young men are landing high-performance jet aircraft on the pitching decks of aircraft carriers -- at night! You can't pay people to do that; they do it out of love of country, of adventure, of the challenge. We all benefit from it, and the very fact that we don't have to think about it tells you how superbly they're doing their job -- living on the edge of danger so the rest of us need not think about, let alone experience danger." --George Will, 28 JAN 1986

IN THE ARENA

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." --President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, April 23, 1910

STAY STRONG

"And the living have a responsibility to remember the conditions that led to the wars in which our heroes died. Perhaps we can start by remembering this: that all of those who died for us and our country were, in one way or another, victims of a peace process that failed; victims of a decision to forget certain things; to forget, for instance, that the surest way to keep a peace going is to stay strong. Weakness, after all, is a temptation -- it tempts the pugnacious to assert themselves -- but strength is a declaration that cannot be misunderstood. Strength is a condition that declares actions have consequences. Strength is a prudent warning to the belligerent that aggression need not go unanswered." --President Ronald Reagan, November 11, 1985

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Inspired by the military community, Navy Safe Harbor Foundation was created to efficiently identify and meet the needs of recovering Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Merchant Marines and their families. NSHF will fill the gaps of current nonmedical provisions through collaboration with federal and community resources. NSHF wants to ensure that every service member is given an opportunity for full recovery by providing financial assistance, respite care, special equipment, transportation, recreational opportunities, and other services.

 

Inspired by the military community, Navy Safe Harbor Foundation was created to efficiently identify and meet the needs of recovering Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Merchant Marines and their families. NSHF will fill the gaps of current nonmedical provisions through collaboration with federal and community resources. NSHF wants to ensure that every service member is given an opportunity for full recovery by providing financial assistance, respite care, special equipment, transportation, recreational opportunities, and other services. The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation is dedicated to supporting the recovery of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families by assisting them with resources not currently provided by government or community resources.

The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization.

NSHF © 2013 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.

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