Ten years ago, Fort Bragg officially opened the Warrior Transition Battalion as a way to provide personalized support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.
Over the past decade, the unit has evolved, but its core mission has remained the same. The Warrior Transition Battalion works to either return Soldiers back to military duty or to help them transition from Army service to civilian life.
The WTB accomplishes this mission by helping foster an environment conducive to Soldiers’ medical treatment plans and focusing on adaptive reconditioning while also providing career and education readiness.
Since its inception, more than 10,000 Soldiers in Transition have come through the Fort Bragg WTB. Of those, more than 40 percent have returned to duty.
As part of the unit’s anniversary celebration, a few of these Soldiers will return to talk about their experiences, either in returning to military service or finding success in the civilian world.
The WTB command team said that they are excited about next week’s activities and the chance to highlight what the battalion does.
“This is a great opportunity to share our history and show what we’re doing to continue to provide for Fort Bragg and the community by caring for our Soldiers,” said Lt. Col. Phillip Brown, commander, WTB.
The anniversary celebration kicks off Tuesday with an opening ceremony at the WTB Complex at 9 a.m. with everyone from Fort Bragg and the surrounding community being welcome to attend.
The ceremony will be immediately followed by an open house and information fair highlighting the support the battalion receives not only from Fort Bragg, but from the surrounding community, as well.
The Army’s birthday on Wednesday is also the WTB’s birthday. There will be a wheelchair basketball game starting at 9 a.m. at Albritton Middle School followed by an adaptive sports expo beginning at 10 a.m.
June 15 will begin with an adaptive cycling group ride. Later that day there will be a job fair and internship opportunities for Soldiers in Transition, past and present, as well as Soldiers currently undergoing the medical evaluation board at the WTB Complex from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about the anniversary activities or to RSVP for any of the events, please contact Capt. Sabrina Sanchez at 907-6464.
All Soldiers in Transition, past and present, are welcome to attend or participate in any of the events.