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Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors by providing free programs and services that address their needs and fill gaps in government care.

WARRIORS

WARRIORS

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.

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FAMILY SUPPORT

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.

IN THEIR WORDS

IN THEIR WORDS

Hear from the warriors we serve and the organizations we serve with. Click here to see how Wounded Warrior Project is making an impact in the lives of warriors, their families and caregivers, wherever they are on their journey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Veterans Learn Scuba Basics With Wounded Warrior Project

    MASON, Mich., Jan. 20, 2017 -- A group of injured veterans learned all about scuba diving during a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) workshop. The gathering allowed warriors to see what is possible when they connect with fellow warriors and their local community.

    Participants worked with the Michigan chapter of the Dive Pirates Foundation, a nonprofit organization that trains and equips individuals for adaptive scuba diving.

    "The moment I found out about a scuba event, I knew I wanted to try my best to attend," said Army veteran Joshua Griscavage. "It can be hard for me; I am always hesitant to go to events because I get anxiety. But once I get there and settle down, I feel at home around my fellow warriors."

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  • Baltimore Veterans Join Wounded Warrior Project For Day Of Service

    BALTIMORE, Jan. 19, 2017 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) veterans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by volunteering in the Johnson Square community. During the outing, warriors experienced what is possible at social events that connect them with fellow service members.

    WWP participants joined The 6th Branch – a Baltimore-based volunteer organization – for its sixth annual MLK Jr. Day of Service. Other groups involved included Team Rubicon, AmeriCorps NCCC, and The Mission Continues, totaling more than 300 volunteers. To support development in the community, teams cleared abandoned lots, picked up trash, removed brush, and did light construction.

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  • Reproductive Assistance For Wounded Veterans Now Available Through VA

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds swift action by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help wounded veterans wishing to start a family. Veterans who lost the ability to conceive because of a service-connected injury will finally have access to fertility treatment under rules adopted by VA today.

    The move comes just three months after Congress passed a bill allowing VA to offer these services. WWP led a coalition of partners to advocate on Capitol Hill to keep our nation’s promise of providing care that matches the sacrifices of our wounded warriors.  Partners and veterans service organizations including WWP, Disabled Veterans of America®, Bob Woodruff Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and others were part of the group. Campaign efforts included letters to members of Congress, an online petition, thousands of emails to lawmakers, and social media posts to raise public awareness. WWP brought several families on multiple trips to Washington, D.C. to personally share their stories with members of Congress and their staffs.

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  • Wounded Warrior Project Connects Veterans With Unique Ways To Recover During Soldier Ride

    MIAMI and KEY WEST, Fla., Jan. 18, 2017 -- A group of injured veterans served by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently rode 56 miles during Soldier Ride® in Miami and Key West. Throughout the four-day gathering, warriors discovered Soldier Ride is more than a cycling event – it is a chance to heal their bodies and minds through experiences that connect them to their fellow service members.

    Army veteran Natalie Charles said the chance to have fun with other like-minded veterans helped her form connections that are free of judgments.

    "Their experiences are your experiences, so you can talk about it with those warriors," she said. "Other veterans understand what civilians don't, and it makes connecting much easier."

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  • Injured Veteran Gains New Outlook On Life With Wounded Warrior Project

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 17, 2017 -- Nichole "Nikki" Gettman served honorably in the Army, doing a tour in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003. However, when she left the military in 2005, she felt disenfranchised and aimless.

    "I had a bitter taste in my mouth regarding the military, and I stopped identifying with it," Nikki said. "I was angry and didn't feel that good about my service."

    Nikki was battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. She felt paralyzed – incapable of taking her life into her own hands and living the life she wanted. And then she found out about Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

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