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US Special Operations Command


                            USSOCOM Care Coalition




                                                                   Briefer: Jim Lorraine
                                                           USSOCOM Care Coalition
                                                                       Date: 11 Feb 09

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             USSOCOM Care Coalition
                  Overview
Mission:
  Provide Special Operations Warriors And Their Families A
  Model Advocacy Program In Order To Enhance Their Quality Of
  Life And Strengthen Special Operations Readiness.
  –   Support The Entire SOF Family – Everyone Qualifies
            Active, Guard, Reserve, Retired, Separated
            Wounded, Ill, or Injured And Their Family – Our Primary Focus
            Family
            Survivors
  –   Advocacy For Life
  –   All Encompassing – Pay, Benefits, VA, TRICARE, etc.
  –   Leverage Existing Programs – Government or Non-Government
  –   Unite SOF and Non-SOF Benevolent Organizations
  –   Tenacious Follow-up
  –   Biased Toward Action

Knowing What’s Out There and What’s Not – Getting Both
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               USSOCOM Care Coalition
                    Overview
  Our Model
     Focus On The Mission. Return As Many Wounded, Ill, Or Injured To Duty As
     Quickly As Possible - Operationally Fit And Mentally Prepared

     Family Security, Safety, And Well-Being Are Critical To Mission Success

     Partner With Other Organizations (Government/Non-Government) Who Are
     Chartered To Provide A Service – And Ensure They Provide The Best
     Service To Our Forces

     Keeping Our Wounded, Ill, And Injured And Their Families Informed To
     Ensure They Can Make Informed Decisions

     Don’t Exclude Anyone From The Program. Help Anyone Who’s In Need

      Solve The Immediate Problem By Any Means, Then Change The System To
      Resolve It For All
If there is one phone number SOF and their families need to remember for
            life – it’s 877- 672-3039 – the USSOCOM Care Coalition
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                  USSOCOM Care Coalition

                                      Commander, USSOCOM

                                           Chief Of Staff

                                          Director
                                    USSOCOM Care Coalition



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If there is one phone number SOF and their families need to remember for
            life – it’s 877- 672-3039 – the USSOCOM Care Coalition
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   USSOCOM Care Coalition




What it’s all about….taking care of
 those who are taking care of us!
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VIGNETTES




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                Chuck – Night Stalker

•   Only surviving crew member in helo crash
    Feb 07 – wheelchair bound
•   Fabulous rehab at Tampa Poly-Trauma
•   Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship
•   Transferred to Military MTF for IVF
    Services
    •   MTF Funded Out-of-Pocket Expenses
    •   Too Early In Recovery Process
    •   Unsuccessfully Tried Again 6 Months Later
    •   Medically Retired – No MTF Funding
•   Homes For Our Troops Built Home

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             Colin-USASOC

• Blinded By GSW To Head
   • Lost Central Vision & Severe Seizure Disorder
• Care Coalition Secured His 100% Retirement
• Can Only See Peripheral Vision
• Benevolent Organization Support
   • Received Guide Dog
   • Highly Mobile With His Best Friend
• Continued Problem With Seizures and Pain
  Management
   • Referred to Mayo Clinic – Wife Says Has Her
     Husband From 6 Years Ago Back
• Most Complicated Patient For Coordination of Benefits
  Purposes

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               Ryan - SEAL
• Blinded In Combat
• Motivated and Dynamic
• Benevolent Organization Support
      • Immediate Cash/Lodging/Vehicle For Family
      • Tandem Bike
      • Weekend Retreat
      • Dork Watch
      • Sentinels of Freedom
• Married 6 months after injury
• Surgery issues 2 years post injury




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                 Joe – Ranger
• Severe Leg Wound
• Long Term Treatment And Rehabilitation
• Benevolent Organization Support
      • Sports Outings
      • Adaptive Wheelchair
      • Advise And Visitors During Next Step Of Care Far
         From Ranger Regiment
• Elective amputation 2 years post injury
• Now serving as Squad Leader in RGR RGT – Currently
  Deployed




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         Family – Green Beret

• Father/Husband Was Deployed To Iraq
• North Carolina Endured Torrential Rains
• Foundation Of Home Dissolved – Home Collapsed
• Benevolent Organization Support:
      • Placed Family In Temporary Housing
      • Replaced Foundation
      • Repaired Basement Family Room
      • Repair Lawn And Driveway
• Green Beret Refocused On Combat Operations




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    Tom – Civil Affairs
• Shattered Pelvis and Sacrum
• Long Rehabilitation – Face Down 5
  months
• Family All Over The Country
• Benevolent Organization Support:
   • Numerous Flights
   • Lodging/Transportation
   • Immediate Finances
• Ran Army 10 Miler In Oct 08
• CRSC Received = $0 Due to Offset


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