Wounded Warrior Project Workshop Helps Fort Campbell Soldiers Transition to Civilian Life
After participating in several transition-focused events, Kenneth Weinstock thought he knew everything about separating from the Army. That was until he attended Transition Ready, a workshop recently hosted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
“There were about five or six things I learned,” said Kenneth, who is currently assigned to a soldier recovery unit at Fort Campbell. “The Wounded Warrior Project team packaged everything you would get from multiple people in one place, which was really helpful.”
Kenneth learned, for example, how warriors can leverage adaptive housing benefits to make their homes more accommodating to their injuries. He also gained insight about Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), resume writing, and LinkedIn. Other topics of discussion at Transition Ready included networking, interviewing, elevator pitches, and VA healthcare enrollment, among others.
A cross-sectional group of WWP staff delivered the workshop to Kenneth and 10 other active duty servicemembers and recently separated veterans in the Fort Campbell area. In addition to discussion on topics related to employment and benefits, the veterans’ nonprofit provided guidance on local resources, as well as how to register with WWP for programming and services.
“Wounded Warrior Project is here for transitioning service members from the time they get injured or ill to beyond their military service to help them throughout their journeys,” said Chanel Diaz-Woodall, a WWP career counselor who helped facilitate the workshop. “We appreciated the opportunity to connect with these warriors at Fort Campbell and look forward to supporting them with their transitions to civilian life.”
Beyond preparing service members and veterans for the transition to civilian employment, the event complemented existing transition assistance programs with information specifically tailored to the warriors WWP serves. WWP plans to host similar Transition Ready workshops at other military installations across the country, virtually and in person.
“Wounded Warrior Project made us very comfortable, knowing that we have someone who will support us and look out for our best interest,” Kenneth said. “It was a great event.”
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