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Warriors: WWP wants to share your stories of empowerment and success. Reach out to our Public Relations team at: PublicRelations@woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

Wounded warrior Vinny Vanata and wife Jona train their four-month-old golden retriever puppy, Sierra, to be a "battle buddy" for Vinny.

More than 30 wounded warriors attended a two-day, 30-mile Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® in the River City recently. Soldier Ride is more than just a bicycling event – for many...

Recently, Army veteran and wounded warrior Shane Ayres was profiled in Oklahoma Living Magazine. Shane went looking for the adventure of a lifetime in our nation's armed forces. He found it, but...

"Humor is just one way of coping with stress. It's a release."-- Taniki Richard, retired United States Marine and warrior Few tools are more powerful in a warrior's healing and recovery than for...

To John, completing a bicycle ride with 50 other wounded veterans is one of the greatest accomplishments for a man who has already reached many achievements. John Goubeaux retired from the...

CONVERSE, Texas-- Juan Arredondo is a perfect example of how important it is for warriors to support and lead each other in the transition to civilian life. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) helped...

More than 30 wounded warriors attended a two-day, 30-mile Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® in the River City recently. Soldier Ride is more than just a bicycling event – for many...

Wounded veteran Bill Jones talks about how he overcame the challenges of a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to regain independence through the Wounded Warrior Project®...

Caption: Divemaster James Beack, back, supervises participants in the Veterans Immersion Program at the Georgia Aquarium on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Atlanta. (Photos courtesy of HYOSUB SHIN...

“I’ve been with Wounded Warrior Project since 2007 when I came back from Iraq, and it’s been an opportunity to get back involved in life." -- wounded warrior Eddie O’Neal Jungle Island...

The fire of inspiration never takes too long to catch hold and spread. This past Veterans Day on Hawaii's Big Island, James Hokoana (Peer Mentor, Soldier Ride participant, and still currently...

“Each and every one of us veterans, we raised our right hand and we swore an oath on that flag to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. We swore to defend and protect it...

WWP Alumni manager Tim Coop spoke to WSIL 3 News (Southern Illinois) about why activities like the Grassy Lake Duck Hunt are so important for helping wounded warriors connect, reduce isolation,...

Charles “Dozer” Reed, 43, of Keithville, Louisiana, is the recipient of a Sarah Wilson Flight Training Scholarship. He loves aviation history, and excelled at aerospace science in high school....

“I just want people to remember the guys that never came home. Those guys are the real heroes.” – Marine and wounded warrior Shane Kruchten For many wounded warriors, the road to recovery is...

When transitioning back to civilian life, veterans often face new battles. By supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, you can help empower injured services members as they transition back to...

In their own words, wounded veterans who participated in WWP's 2016 Jacksonville Soldier Ride shared their thanks with the generous donors whose giving allows WWP to honor and empower injured...

It is estimated that as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), the two signature...

Anna shared her personal story of challenge and triumph with Wounded Warrior Project®. By Jodi Mohrmann - Managing Editor of special projects, News4Jax JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Their service doesn't...

Wounded warriors Dan Nevins and Nancy Beetstra share their impactful stories of post-battle success on The View for Veterans Day.

For U.S. Army veteran Demecia Rogers, the rough years began during her deployment to Iraq in 2003. They might very well have continued, had she not reached out to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)...

The shame and guilt that accompany suicidal thoughts can be overwhelming. “I spent a decade denying it to family, friends, doctors, and brothers and sisters in arms,” said Army veteran Josh...

For many, it was the first time they stepped out of their homes to engage with their communities. Trepidation swelled as injured warriors began to shuffle through a conference room door in St....

“I remember a day when I just stood there and stared at the sunset in the middle of Baghdad, and I was like ‘this is where I’m going to die, and there’s really nothing I can do about it.’”

In addition to displaying extraordinary valor in our nation's armed forces, warriors have passions and talents that many of us don't know about. Marine Sal Gonzalez certainly does and he unveiled...

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