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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.

"I've said before that America's debt to those who would fight for her defense doesn't end the day the uniform comes off. For the security of our nation, it must not end. Every time a man or woman enlists in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, he or she is ready to lay down his or her life for our nation. We must be ready to show that America appreciates what that means." --President Ronald W. Reagan, 25OCT1988

Warrior Care

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor

Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 23, 2001) -- In port aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier raise the First Navy Jack as they return to their forward deployed base . The ships departed Yokosuka Oct. 1, and along with elements of Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) is in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U. S. Navy Photo by Photogrpaher's Mate 2nd Class David A. Levy, Fleet Imaging Center Pacific Yokosuka, Japan. (RELEASED)The U.S. Navy traces its origins back to 13 October 1775, the date the Continental Congress ordered the construction of ships for the fledgling U.S. Navy. There is no official motto for the U.S. Navy. Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor 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.

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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.

- Safe Harbor Brochure Page 1 / Page 2
- Fact Sheet: Overview
- Fact Sheet: Non-medical Care
- Fact Sheet: Family Support

- Fact Sheet: Anchor Program

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.

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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

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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.

"What you have done, what you are doing, sends an important message, one that I fear sometimes gets lost amidst today's often materialist, self-interested culture. It is important to remember, it is important to demonstrate that there is a higher purpose to life beyond one's self. Now, I speak of family, of community, of ideals. I speak of duty, honor, country. There are many forms of contributing to this country, of public service. Yes, there is government. There is voluntarism. I love to talk about the thousand Points of Light, one American helping another. The daily tasks that require doing in our classrooms, in our hospitals, our cities, our farms, all can and do represent a form of service. In whatever form, service benefits our society, and it ennobles the giver. It is a cherished American concept, one we should continue to practice and pass on to our children." --President George H.W. Bush, January 5, 1993

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"For all time, they are what we can only aspire to be: giving, unselfish, the epitome of human love -- to lay down one's life so that others might live. We think on their lives. We think on their final moments. In our mind's eye, we see young Americans in a European forest or on an Asian island or at sea or in aerial combat. And as life expired, we know that those who could had last thoughts of us and of their love for us. As they thought of us then, so, too, we think of them now, with love, with devotion, and with faith: the certainty that what they died for was worthy of their sacrifice -- faith, too, in God and in the Nation that has pledged itself to His work and to the dream of human freedom, and a nation, too, that today and always pledges itself to their eternal memory." --President Ronald W. Reagan 11NOV1988

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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.

 

A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS

"In times of war and of peace, our men and women in uniform stepped forward to defend their fellow citizens and the country they love. They shouldered great responsibility and lived up to the highest standards of duty and honor. Our veterans held fast against determined and ruthless enemies and helped save the world from tyranny and terror. They ensured that America remained what our founders meant her to be: a light to the nations, spreading the good news of human freedom to the darkest corners of the earth. Like the heroes before them, today a new generation of men and women are fighting for freedom around the globe. Their determination, courage, and sacrifice are laying the foundation for a more secure and peaceful world." --President George W. Bush, November 11, 2007

GENEROSITY AND KINDNESS

"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

NAVY WOUNDED WARRIOR - 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. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the shipmates’ recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities.

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SUPPORT US

Navy Safe Harbor Foundation is fortunate to have the support of our families, friends, military members, and community. You can do your part to help the seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families by volunteering, participating in a fundraising event, or making a donation . . . your support is greatly appreciated!

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FLEXIBILITY AND TEAMWORK

At the same time each service must vigorously develop, in that area where their functions meet, that flexibility and teamwork essential to operational success. It should also be clear that the Navy's ability to exert from its floating bases its unique pressure against the enemy wherever he can be reached in the air, on sea or land is now, as it has been, compatible with the fundamental principles of warfare. That our naval forces can be equipped defensively as well as offensively to project pressure against enemy objectives in the future is as incontrovertible as the principle that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. --Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, March 1948

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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