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A case study of two recreation programs serving soldiers on Warrior in Transition Units

Andrea Frisch, MS, CTRS, Patricia Ardovino, PhD, CTRS, CPRP

Abstract


This case study examined recreation programs on two US military installations serving soldiers who were injured during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn, and were on Warrior in Transition Units. The recreation programs were the Adaptive Reconditioning program at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and the Resiliency Through Art program on US Army Garrison in Vicenza, Italy. Data from demographic questionnaires, interviews, and documents were analyzed and revealed three themes: the civilian world, compliance, and masculinity.


Keywords


wounded warriors, military recreation, soldiers in transition

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2014.0070

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