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Wounded Warriors who incurred service-connected injuries or illness on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for the WWP Alumni program. No dues here - you paid those on the battlefield. Check out all the benefits and register today.
When a warrior faces challenges, the family experiences those challenges along with their warrior. We support family members who suddenly find they are serving as full-time supporters or caregivers.
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Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2015) – The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, are teaming up to give more military kids an opportunity to experience free summer camp with their peers.
Operation Purple® Camps, a program of NMFA, sends about 1,100 kids to camps at locations around the country each year. In 2015, thanks to WWP’s generous support, more than 2,600 military kids will get to go to camp. This partnership also allows NMFA to expand eligibility to children of the wounded, ill or injured.
Jacksonville, Fla. (March 19, 2015) – When injured service members return from the battlefield, they are faced with a multitude of decisions regarding their future. Whether it’s the decision to retire, enter the civilian workforce, or further their education, there is often a lack of direction or support for what comes next. For those who decide to pursue an advanced education, the road to a degree can be a complicated and often confusing one. It is with this path in mind that Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) operates its education initiatives.
As a part of WWP’s commitment to its mission: to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, the organization has teamed up with Sentinels of Freedom® to provide support for the continuing education of injured service members. Through a $2 million commitment over the next four years, this funding will help clear the existing obstacles facing these wounded veterans as they strive toward advanced degrees.
Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2015) – On October 15, 2004, over a decade ago, Army Specialist Matthew Drake’s life changed in an instant. The blast from a suicide car bomb in Al-Qaim, Iraq, killed the four passengers in his vehicle and left him with life-threatening injuries to his brain and skull, and serious injuries over his entire body. The injuries were severe. The damage from this attack, especially to his brain, would require critical medical care and intensive rehabilitation, but the uncertainty about his future was worse. Would he be able to walk? Would he talk? Could he care for himself? What quality of life would he have? What would happen in the future, when he would still need treatment and support, if his family could no longer be there?
Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2015) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today unveiled its 2015 policy priorities during testimony before the Committees on Veterans Affairs for the Senate and the House of Representatives. WWP developed its policy priorities in recognition of the challenges our nation’s veterans, their caregivers, and their families face today, and in anticipation of their extended needs for the future.
In testimony during a joint hearing before both committees, Ryan Kules, national alumni director at WWP and a wounded service member himself, applauded bipartisan efforts over the past year that have resulted in the passage of critical legislation, including the Veterans Access to Care Act and the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. Kules was thankful to the committee members for their dedication to wounded, ill, or injured veterans, their caregivers, and their families, and emphasized that many warriors are still struggling, and at risk of continued problems in the years ahead.
Jacksonville, Fla. (March 5, 2015) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is appalled to learn of yet another allegation of mismanaged claims at The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in a new report from CBS News. CBS News reported widespread mismanagement of VA claims that has led to veterans being denied the benefits they have earned, and according to the report, many veterans have died before they ever received an answer from VA. This CBS News piece is the latest in a string of stories detailing the mishandling of claims and the culture of unaccountability at VA.
“Our nation’s veterans are not receiving the level of care and support they deserve and have earned on the battlefield due to the continued lack of accountability and urgency seen at VA,” said John Roberts, executive vice president of warrior relations at WWP. “We’ve seen story after story in the last six months detailing the broken system and culture at VA, yet we’ve seen no resolution. VA must accept responsibility for the gross mismanagement of claims and tackle head-on the systemic problems that have allowed these lapses in care to occur.”
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