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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...

warrior Harvey Paige

H.O.G.® member Harvey Paige was deployed six times to Afghanistan and Iraq. He returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)...

After 30 years in the Army, Tonya Oxendine retired with the highest enlisted rank as command sergeant major. It was only after she...

Memorial Day parades and large gatherings will not be happening this year due to COVID-19, but there are still ways to honor the fallen and pay tribute...

After over 20 years in the Marines and deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, John Alicea knows how it feels to be supported on the front lines of a crisis. So when he received his stimulus check...

Jennifer Smith Mackinday’s life changed the day her brother James was wounded by an improvised explosive device while serving as an Army infantryman in Mosul, Iraq. During the 15 years since...

Rhys Dukes is only 6 years old, but he knows to look for the helpers — and he knows to appreciate and support them. That’s why when the Michigan boy told his mom he wanted to do something to...

Traci Uribe traveled 590 miles away from her family in San Antonio to participate in an endurance event, but she felt close to her husband, Army veteran Javier Uribe. “I wanted to feel what it...

With schools and businesses closed because of the coronavirus, we find ourselves sharing more time with family, including school-aged children, than we ever thought possible. Are you letting this...

Honoring a fallen brother is ingrained into Jeremiah Pauley’s consciousness...

Practicing social distancing from other people is not difficult for Army veteran Joey Pierstorff these days. He lives in a quiet town along Route 66, just more than an hour from the edge of the...

For Bill “Big Sarge” Hansen, being strong is about more than physical prowess. For him, strength rests on his ability to be a tender and caring dad to his four daughters. Bill, 52, competes...

As the wife of a wounded veteran and mother of five young children, Nicole Woods has faced challenges in recent years when pursuing her career development. While her husband Torino served in the...

Distance was no obstacle for veteran Khadijah Nazmeen while seeking the opportunity to start a new chapter in her career. The four-and-a-half-hour drive from McDonough, Georgia to Jacksonville,...

As far as exercise, walking doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Athletic types favor running and other more strenuous routines, but a brisk walk can be just as valuable. So, relax and tell...

veteran adaptive sports programs

When 9/11 happened, Elmer Dinglasan felt called to enlist, even though he already had a career as a medical technologist. With his 35th birthday a month away, he was almost too old to make the...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2020) – Army veteran and wounded warrior Jeremy Daniels is a lifetime Seattle Seahawks fan and an avid video game player. He’s living with multiple sclerosis and can’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2020) – Some kids in the Kidder County School District in central North Dakota travel up to 50 miles each way to school; the district is larger than Rhode Island....

Today, we remain ready to meet the needs of any wounded, ill, or injured service member returning from the Middle East, or any of the 170 countries where the United States has troops deployed.

Air Force veteran Pedro Rosario didn’t have an easy way to connect with other veterans until Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) helped him find peers.

There were times when Army veteran Melvin Dizon didn’t look forward to anything. He felt like an “emotional wreck,” he said, and had trouble dealing with anger, depression, and suicidal...

Matt Prather and Mike Price are two inspired civilians who accomplished a daunting goal to help our nation’s veterans.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) is expanding commissary, military exchange, and morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) retail privileges on U.S. military installations.

Organized by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and DirectEmployers Association, the event resulted in 150 online chats between warriors, family members, and company representatives. Several brands attended, including DuPont™, Humana, Camping World, and HSBC North America.

A rare cancer changed Kelly Elmlinger’s role from nurse to patient at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Kelly joined the Army her sophomore year in college, turning down athletic scholarships because of her strong desire to serve. She was deployed three times as a medic...

Joe Webb is transforming his Army Ranger and combat experience into new energy to rally his community together to benefit veterans.

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