Military life, especially deployments, can present unique challenges to you as a service member. Real Warriors understands the importance of recognizing, identifying and managing the invisible wounds of war — we owe it to our active duty service members to provide you the programs and services that help make your lives a little easier.
- Before Deployment
There’s a lot to do before you depart, and keeping track of everything can be challenging. Adequate preparation is key to minimizing the problems that will inevitably arise during a duty separation. Having the knowledge, coping skills, social support and some control over future events will significantly influence your ability and attitude to handle all the uncertainties of deployment and better prepare you for the coming separation.
- Signs and Symptoms of Combat Stress
When you joined the military, you knew you might face difficult and stressful situations. Combat stress responses can be common responses to uncommon circumstances that are unique to military life. Many times you can successfully deal with this stress and find ways that it can actually help you. Real Warriors can help you recognize the signs of combat stress and when you may need to reach out for help.
- Coping and Support
Locate comprehensive information about available health care services and resources. Access expert advice on recognizing signs of combat stress, identifying the stressors and managing their effects.
- Disability Evaluation System
What happens to eligible service members whose military service is cut short due to a service-related disability incurred in the line of duty? Federal law as well as Department of Defense (DoD) and service regulations require a thorough review of each service member’s case to determine the level of disability and entitlement to disability retirement. Learn more about this review process based on the steps of each services’ Disability Evaluation System.
- After Deployment
There’s a lot to do after you return home, and keeping track of everything can be challenging. Adequate preparation is key to minimizing the problems that will inevitably arise after returning home. Having the knowledge, coping skills, social support and some control over future events will significantly influence your ability and attitude to handle all the uncertainties after deployment and better prepare you for the coming reintegration.
- Line Leaders
Leaders at all levels understand the readiness risk when one of their service members faces a potentially serious issue related to combat stress. Get the guidance and tools a leader needs to spot the signs and symptoms of combat stress, encourage your service member to seek treatment and coping skills and provide after-deployment tips for the recovery, resilience and reintegration process.
- Army Resources
- Navy Resources
- Marine Corps Resources
- Air Force Resources