Warrior Center Offers Place for Recreation, Rest, Support

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Collins stands under a pavillion on the grounds of the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. He is one of many service members who use the center for relaxation and interaction with other warriors as they seek treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A soldier signs a guest book at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Soldiers relax at a counter next to the kitchen at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Visitors learn about opportunities at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A message surrounded by stuffed animals provides insight into the approach at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Soldiers talk in front of brochures offering activities ranging from bowling to massages to dinner outings at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A volunteer prepares food in the kitchen as she looks over the gathering areas at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Fish swim in an aquarium, providing an opportunity for quiet relaxation and introspection for visitors at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Visitors participate in costume in a "Star Wars" event at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Peter Mayhew, who played the character Chewbacca in "Star Wars," poses for a picture as he signs autographs during an event at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Cpl. Ian Stauffer, who is recovering from injuries he suffered in Afghanistan, frequently lingers in a landscaped area with a waterfall and vegetation at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Cpl. Ian Stauffer, who suffered a leg injury from a bomb in Afghanistan, and Pfc. Kerry Cain, who suffered a brain injury, talk at a waterfall setting they both like at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. The two warriors have become friends during their stay on Fort Sam Houston as they recover. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A mosaic of a Purple Heart medal in an outdoor patio acknowledges those who have received the honor at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Maj. Stephen Short, with Army North's public affairs office, talks to Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble, his brother, Ben, also a soldier, and his sister, Deborah, an airman, as they arrive at the at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Pfc. Trimble lost both legs and an arm in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan and is recovering on Fort Sam Houston. He takes a leather tooling class at the center. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble works on a leather project as his brother, Ben, also a soldier, holds a tool at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble concentrates as he work on a leather project at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011.Trimble lost both legs and an arm in a roadside blast in Afghanistan and his mother left her home in New Orleans to care for him. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Cheryl Bibb, a volunteer, teaches Saralee Trimble, the mother of Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble, who lost both legs and an arm during a bomb blast in Afghanistan, how to make a basket at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Saralee Trimble moved to the city to provide 24-hour care for her son, who is recovering on Fort Sam Houston. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Saralee Trimble, the mother of Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble, weaves reeds as she learns how to make a basket at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Saralee Trimble moved to the city to provide 24-hour care for her son, who is recovering on Fort Sam Houston after losing both legs and an arm during a bomb blast in Afghanistan. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Saralee Trimble, the mother of Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble, who lost both legs and an arm during a bomb blast in Afghanistan, talks about her decision to leave her home in New Orleans to care for her son at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich plays with his son, Brayden, at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Tomsich's wife, Catrina, closed her business to provide care for him as he recovers at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich, wife of Army Sgt. John Tomsich, discusses her decision to close her business and care for her husband at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Her husband was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Catrina Tomsich, wife of Army Sgt. John Tomsich, discusses her decision to close her business and care for her husband at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Her husband was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Army Sgt. John Tomsich and his wife, Catrina, leave with their son, Brayden, after visiting the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Tomsich's wife, Catrina, closed her business to provide care for her husband as he recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A cat pauses over a bowl of food under a covered area where wounded warriors informally gather at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. Some of the soldiers enjoy watching the cats and tracking their movements. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A wooden door, beams and rockers greet visitors at the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Nov. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Linda Hosek