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The Recovering Warrior Task Force (RWTF) will be visiting the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) from Nov. 13 though Nov. 15 to meet with senior leadership and to conduct focus groups with wounded warriors and their family members.

The Recovering Warrior Task Force was chartered on Nov. 18, 2010 and consists of 11 Department of Defense (DOD) and non-DOD members. The RWTF was formed in order to gather and analyze information to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Defense on how to best support wounded warriors and their families.

The visit will cover all aspects of support and recovery from medical care, including legal services and transition assistance. The task force is seeking a diverse representation of recovering warriors to include individuals with different types of injuries, all services and ranks in order to better meet the needs of all recovering warriors.

The focus groups will be conducted as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Family Members of recovering warriors of all services, Building 62, 2nd floor Soldier and Family Assistance Center

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 8:30-10 a.m. Mid-grade non-commissioned officers, Special Operations recovering warriors grades E5 to E9, location to be determined

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon Army recovering service members, non-commissioned officers grades E5 to E9, location to be determined

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Marines grades E-4 to E-5, location to be determined

Thursday, Nov. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. Marines grades E-6 to E-9, location to be determined

Those interested in participating in the focus groups can contact their service liaison. Those who would like more information on the RWTF can visit their website at http://dt f.defense.gov/rwtf/members.html.