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Stronger Together: Wounded Warrior Project Introduces Community Partners Supporting Special Operations Community

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) proudly provides free programs and services to meet the needs of the nation’s post-9/11 wounded warriors and their families. However, no single organization can handle all of this population's various needs and challenges. 

That’s why WWP invests in best-in-class organizations to augment their programs and services and build a collaborative support network. This work is vital to building robust and resilient veteran families and communities.

Learn more about WWP’s community partnerships.

In this article, WWP highlights the partners that help warriors and families connect to the special operations community. Throughout our nation’s history, special operators have been the tip of the spear — tackling some of the most difficult challenges, enduring repeated deployments, executing the most dangerous missions, and bearing the unseen burden that accompanies their duty.

WWP is proud to partner with the following veterans service organizations supporting this community:

  • EOD Warrior Foundation - The mission of EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) is to improve the quality of life for the EOD family. EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the detection, disarming, and disposal of bombs. These service members are highly trained, typically forward deployed, and fully integrated with various groups such as Special Forces, Navy Seals, Green Berets, and other specialized units within the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force. These men and women are also called upon to support the Secret Service, Homeland Security, FBI, and civilian law enforcement when they are not in theater and serving at home. EOD Warrior Foundation’s mission is accomplished through several pillars of support: Financial Grants, Hope & Wellness Programming and Retreats, Educational Scholarships, and caring for the EOD Memorial Wall, which ensures that all fallen EOD warriors are honored and commemorated and allows families and friends a place to visit, remember, and reflect.
  • Green Beret Foundation -  The Green Beret Foundation (GBF) supports all generations of US Army Special Forces Soldiers and their families to achieve their full potential in service to our country, living lives of honor, dignity, and purpose. GBF accomplishes this through emergency, immediate, and ongoing support within its five core programs — Casualty Support, Health & Wellness Support, Family Support, Gold Star & Surviving Families Support, and Next Ridgeline Transition Supportâ
  • Navy SEAL Foundation - The Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) provides critical support for the warriors, veterans, and families of Naval Special Warfare. NSF stands at the forefront of crucial care and support for this unique community. It provides a comprehensive set of over 30 essential programs hosted under five Pillars of support — strength, resilience, health, education, and community.
  • Operation Healing Forces - The mission of Operation Healing Forces (OHF) is to serve the needs of active duty and veteran wounded, ill, injured, and fallen Special Operations Forces (SOF) service members and their families by starting or continuing the process of mental, physical, fiscal, and emotional healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life. OHF seeks to help and support the Special Operations community through a Special Operations Additional Resources (SOAR) Program. Through the SOAR program, OHF works directly with the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) to implement an Immediate Needs Program for wounded, ill, and injured SOF and/or to alleviate financial hardship. OHF Ambassadors program raises awareness about OHF and networks in the SOF community through OHF alumni to increase the organization’s database of SOF members and to build a community of support. OHF also coordinates and facilitates SOF candidates seeking employment through a multitude of corporate partner resources.
  • The Honor Foundation - The Honor Foundation (THF) is a career transition program for U.S. Special Operations Forces that effectively translates their elite military service to the private sector and helps create the next generation of corporate and community leaders. It achieves this through a three-month program which provides tailored executive education, one-on-one coaching, and access to a nationwide professional network. This program was built by the desire to serve others with honor for life, so that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world. Every step is dedicated to preparing these outstanding men and women to continue to realize their maximum potential during and after their service career.
  • Three Rangers Foundation - The focus of Three Rangers Foundation (TRF) is to specifically help Rangers and Ranger Gold Star Families from the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, including veterans of affiliated supporting units. TRF’s mission is to empower Rangers to achieve lifelong success through personalized mentorship. These selfless servants are consistently called upon to be the tip of the spear, who “shoulder more than my share of the task,” and subsequently are the most heavily burdened with the rigors of combat. The needs of these warriors are unique and assisting their transition back to civilian life is the primary objective of the foundation.

Since 2012, WWP has invested more than $359 million in 218 organizations that assist wounded veterans and families at the local and national level, connecting them with the resources they need to thrive in civilian life.

Contact: Krissty Andaur — PR Specialist, kandaur@woundedwarriorproject.org, 904.760.6957

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