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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...

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.

"There isn't a mountain too high that is going to stop me. Nothing can stop me." That’s what William Mathis said while climbing a 1,000-foot face in Lake Tahoe at a recent Wounded Warrior Project®

Army veteran Mitch Green and a small group of veterans organized the “The Green Wave Vets,” a fundraising team for the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) virtual Carry Forward® 5K, delivered by CSX®.

Did you serve in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, or Southwest Asia? Depending on the dates of service...

While we could list thousands of reasons to hire a veteran, some stand out more than others for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) career counselors. In honor of National Hire a Veteran Day July 25, our Warriors to Work® team compiled the top reasons to hire a wounded warrior.

Marine Corps veteran Brian Fleming, Jr., works full time and is a busy father, but he makes time for the company of other warriors. “The best thing about participating in Wounded Warrior Project...

Cella Logan is a woman on a mission. When she’s not helping military spouses find employment, she’s raising her young sons and reflecting on the service of her late husband. Daniel Logan...

Bradley Thomas appreciates every moment he gets to spend with his older brother Brian. A few months ago, Bradley wondered if he would ever see Brian again.

Veteran Eric Haynes’ life was spiraling downward when he went online to register with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). It had been approximately 10 years since his service in Iraq with the...

Sidney Brady and his wife, Elizabeth, are no strangers to the stresses of marriage and raising a family. Adding another level of complexity, Sidney copes with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

In 2018 WWP worked alongside our nation’s leaders in the executive and legislative branches to improve physical and mental health care and economic opportunities for veterans.

Since its inception, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has evolved to meet the needs of wounded veterans around the nation. Following a very busy 2018, WWP shifts its focus to 2019 ready to meet the needs of today’s generation of wounded veterans.

Growing up, Leslie Calderon and her three older brothers dreamt about joining the military, but she was the only one who enlisted. Her journey took her from...

WWP announced a continuation of its strategic partnership with Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF), to support their efforts to help caregivers of wounded veterans.

In continuance of its partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF), WWP will participate in their 3rd annual national Caregiver Convening in Washington DC on November 26th

In remembrance of generations of veterans who have served America, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) participated in several ceremonies around the nation this week...

Veteran Eric Haynes remembers July 4, 2007 like it was yesterday. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army earlier that year and was looking forward to celebrating our nation’s...

When Douglas Young walked into the career counseling office at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, he had already accomplished so much. He is a decorated veteran...

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