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In response to the President’s announcement regarding the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, our CEO, Lt. GEN., U.S. Army (RET.) Mike Linnington, shares a statement.

For nearly two decades, post-9/11 veterans have been exposed to contaminants such as burn pits, toxic fragments, radiation...

An all-female group of warriors spent two days on Monarch Mountain learning how to ski and snowboard as part of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride®...

Army veteran Bobby Henline’s humor goes beyond coping with injuries. His humor uplifts and inspires veterans and civilians...

Finances. Work. Family schedules. Health. If reading any of those words caused a spike in your heart rate...

Worry, fear, and anxiety about being able to pay monthly bills or save for the future can lead to financial stress...

When someone enlists in the military, they are prepared to travel in support of serving their country. They are committed...

We all know stress affects emotional and mental health, but often the symptoms of stress show up more noticeably in our physical health. While stress affects...

Standard Marine Corps uniform: coat, pants, belt…trombone? It was for wounded warrior Ixchel Perez...

Joyce Simon had her ducks in a row. The Army medic carefully planned her transition out of the military more...

For the past seven months, female warriors met in groups and one-on-one to connect and play golf. The female golf...

Army Reserve veteran Keara Torkelson was getting ready to deploy to Iraq with her unit when a mass shooting at Fort Hood...

Superfoods are rich in micronutrients — one of the major groups of nutrients your body needs. From fiber to phytochemicals...

In the fall of 1976, Jennifer (Jen) Silva was just starting kindergarten, while 119 women entered the halls of West Point...

Todd McCormick took a 25-mile bike ride through Suffolk County on New York’s Long Island. He knew the route well; he’s ridden it before. Except this time, it was different — he rode with his...

Military life for a woman is different than it is for a man. There are often few women — or only one woman — in a unit...

Bethzaida Cabrera does not need to be in the limelight. She is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who prefers diligent...

If you were trapped on a deserted island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without? If you...

Army veteran Geneo Graves knows his sleep issues require more than a single solution. His sleepless nights...

With the pandemic affecting daily life for the past year, it is normal to be experiencing fatigue. Sheltering...

Creating conscious habits for a healthier lifestyle is no easy feat. Veterans worked under structured guidance...

THE PLAYERS Championship is once again honoring Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) warriors and...

As the world slowly begins to open its doors, the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) nationally...

Marine veteran Taniki Richard was born and raised in the United States by Trinidadian...

The War of 1812 is sometimes called the forgotten war because it is not studied much in school. It’s also known by...

Michael Cumming served 12 years in active duty infantry in the Marine Corps, with deployments to Iraq. He faced PTSD...

Wounded warriors and their families have joined award-winning children’s book author Jesse Byrd...

On Dec. 18, Marine Corps veteran Guadalupe Hernandez began a 250-mile run from Dallas to Houston...

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2021) — James Martin didn’t flinch. When the coronavirus pandemic brought life to a screeching halt last year...

How does America’s first Black fighter pilot wind up fighting for the French in WWI and then returning home...

On a foggy February day in Florida, feelings of love and friendship filled the air as veteran couples fixated...

When you think of showing random acts of kindness to a veteran, the first thing that might occur is thanking them...

Having recently surpassed an extraordinary number of registrants served — more than 150,000 post-9/11...

The pandemic has affected us all in major, unpredictable ways. Combine that with some of the things wounded warriors...

We all have problems we struggle with daily: figuring out what’s for dinner, juggling family members’ schedules...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2021) — Completing one Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Carry Forward® 5K wasn’t...

Applying for disability compensation benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be challenging...

In 2020, there were hard days followed by harder days for Christine Schei, caregiver to her son Erik. While deployed in Iraq...

With 2021 in full swing, many veterans are considering new goals, new wishes, and potentially new jobs...

With 2020 in everyone’s rearview mirror, many are ready to shed the pandemic blanket, jump off the couch and into a new year...

Brady Busby spent nine out of his 14 years of military service in combat-related deployments. The Army veteran...

As we move forward from the frenzy of the holidays, we find time to refresh and reset. This includes pausing to consider how...

NORAD tracks Santa. USAF photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has a serious job protecting our skies and seas from enemy invasions. Working with other commands...

walk for wounded warriors - veteran marathon

Imagine walking a marathon, all 26.2 miles of it. Then add about eight more miles. And do that every day for five days in a row. That’s what retired Army...

In so many ways, this year has been different for Michael Purcell...

Thank you wholeheartedly to Wounded Warrior Project for all the phenomenal programs that contributed to me becoming a stronger mother, warrior, Army retiree, and the person that I am today...

We had enough sour moments in 2020, so it’s only natural to seek sweeter and cuddlier pursuits at year’s end...

Joy is not the same as happiness, according to a Yale University researcher. Joy is a purposeful choice to see beyond the circumstances, and it can be felt...

Air Force veteran Tom Marcum candidly admits that without help and support from Wounded Warrior Project...

2020 has felt like being in a time warp. The days have slowly inched along like melted wax dripping down a candle. But the year also gives us a sense of a candle extinguished too soon; how is it...

Asking for help does not always come naturally to warriors, but like your battle buddies in the military, the Resource Center at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has your six. WWP’s Resource...

Smells of turkey, stuffing, squash casserole, and pecan pie wafted through the air as joyful music notes bounced off the walls. It was time to eat dinner — in front of a computer screen with...

Because of the spread of COVID-19, we have all experienced what it feels like to be separated from those we love. But deployed service members are living those emotions...

After participating in several transition-focused events, Kenneth Weinstock thought he knew everything about separating from the Army. That was...

America’s streets, parks, and stores are less frequented these days. The ghost of life pre-pandemic hangs empty in the air...

Wounded warrior John Goubeaux sewing masks at home.

2020 is a year students will read about in history books generations from now. From the COVID-19 pandemic...

Jason Ehrhart and his service dog at home.

Giving Tuesday is an altruistic holiday that has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2012. The observance happens five days after Thanksgiving...

Jeremiah Pauley while in Iraq.

Veterans Day isn’t just about the veterans themselves. Although the focus is on veterans, there are people behind the scenes making sacrifices, too. Families of veterans have learned to live...

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 23, 2020) — Andrew Long has a lot of work ahead of him. He recently purchased a 23-acre farm in North Carolina with structures dating back to the late 1800s. Not only...

For many people, 17 is just a number. But for those in the military community, it’s representative of something much more palpable and problematic — the number of veterans who die by suicide...

In October, more than 200 injured veterans came together in a virtual webinar hosted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to learn about livestreaming. The event was the largest single-day...

By Roberto Cruz, U.S. Army (Ret.) I live and raise my daughters in a safe Florida neighborhood. I can walk down the street and enjoy the sunshine. But there was a time when I didn’t think I...

Army veteran Steven Swiger developed a mantra he likes to live by that concludes every email he sends: “If you wake on the breathing side of the bed, you have already won.” After a challenging...

Veterans Day is all about military veterans. But why do we honor veterans on November 11? When did Veterans Day start?...

Sleep problems are the most commonly reported health problem, with 84% of WWP warriors experiencing them.

When we changed the clocks to “fall back” one hour, did most of us get an extra hour of sleep? Unfortunately, for many us, and particularly for most veterans...

For many, it’s easy to remember balancing atop a bicycle for the first time as a child. The sense of accomplishment and...

During this pandemic, it can become easy to fall into sedentary behavior. It’s more important than ever to maintain...

Gabe George was involved in a nearly fatal motorcycle accident in 2009. The accident altered everything he planned for in life...

Maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging for many wounded warriors.

Navy veteran Rachelle Dygowski was fighting a losing battle with stress and weight gain. She developed thyroid problems and was at risk...

Evelia Ruiz had to learn quickly about traumatic brain injury to help her son...

Navy veteran Don Monroe’s children used to wonder which version of dad...

Amid thoughts of killing himself multiple times a day, Sergio Alfaro did what he could just to stay alive. He could barely...

Army veteran Jason Foster was used to existing in a space surrounded by self-constructed walls. A roadside bomb...

Army veteran Steven Swiger wasn’t injured at war and always felt like Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) resources...

When military service ends, veterans face a major transition to civilian life. It’s a time to find a new...

Talking about suicide can be scary, but you don’t have to be an expert to do it...

You can be called plenty of things in the Navy. But according to Barry Floyd, nothing beats earning the title of “Doc.”

Becky Ross is a longtime supporter of veterans through her volunteer work...

Warrior Sharona Young stays active and grateful through adaptive sports, including handcycling.

The benefits of showing gratitude are deeper than we may realize. Although it’s a simple action often found among self-care...

There are never any “right things to say” when it comes to talking about suicide. The important thing is that we talk about it...

Dan Nevins, WWP warrior and yoga teacher

Exposure to traumatic combat and operational experiences affects veterans spiritually, psychologically, biologically...

A mother’s love for her children is never-ending. It endures all the joys along with the trials. From the days of nurturing a child beginning at birth and into adulthood, to enduring the growing...

There was a time when I didn’t think I could be saved. I had recently separated from the Marines and struggled with my transition to the...

Miki Padgett always wanted to lead a life in service to others. He grew up in Costa Rica, where his parents served as missionaries and he learned to speak fluent Spanish. He tried college, but...

It’s a little more than 200 miles from Ridgecrest, California to San Diego. But that distance didn’t matter for Rebekah Howard; she drove nearly four hours Friday night, participated in the...

Wounded warriors with a passion for motorcycle riding recently enjoyed a virtual tour of the Harley-Davidson® Museum and a conversation with the great-grandchildren of the company’s co-founder....

In these highly unpredictable times, there are few things we can control about going back to school. To keep students and staff safe during the pandemic, local school districts across the U.S. are...

Video games are more than a way to pass the time for Army veteran Dave Weiner. In a way, they saved his life. As the pandemic became widespread, Dave’s PTSD and anxiety flared. He felt alone....

When Gretchen Evans and Keith Knoop heard about a high-endurance, eco-challenge race that would be streamed online, the two injured veterans quickly partnered with two civilians who also cope with life-impacting injuries...

Wounded warrior Michael Matthews (Army), with Purple Heart award.

Purple Heart Day (Aug. 7) commemorates the brave men and women who have been wounded or killed as a result of enemy action during their military service. To honor these veterans, many people...

Wounded warriors David Camacho and Frankie Perez in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Frankie Perez is outgoing and passionate about his work. David Camacho is easygoing and identifies with a slightly older generation. But there’s an important thing that...

Established in 2017 by Hire Our Heroes, National Hire a Veteran Day on July 25 encourages companies to consider veterans for their open positions. In honor of the observance, Wounded Warrior Project®

Marine veteran Dave Denhardt got involved in WWP’s Independence Program, which helped him get out of the house and find things he can do that he thought he’d never do again.

After serving in the Marine Corps and Army, Dave Denhardt faced traumatic brain injury (TBI), PTSD, herniated discs...

The Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® became a virtual event, allowing anyone to host their own version.

What do Bingo games, ’90s music, and puzzles have in common? Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) supporters are...

PTSD is a mental health condition that can happen to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. Those dealing with PTSD have triggers, which can be linked to situational or emotional...

Matthew Barnes traces his problems back to his Iraqi deployment during the 2003 ground invasion. Less than six months after joining the Marines, Matthew — a brand new lance corporal attached to...

When we think about independence, we tend to think about the freedoms we enjoy thanks to the veterans who fought for us to have those rights. But what about when you’re fighting for freedom from...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 22, 2020) — In 2018, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) treated more than 1.7 million veterans for mental health issues, including combat stress, depression,...

Veterans and WWP supporters from around the country paid tribute to the fallen on Memorial Day...

warrior Tim McDonough

Air Force veteran Tim McDonough remembers exactly how many HRs — human remains — he brought back from Iraq while on active duty: 214. He felt honored to bring fallen soldiers home. But...

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