Transitioning from military to civilian life is a journey, and that journey is different for every veteran. We offer a wide range of free programs and services to support you no matter what your journey looks like.
Affected by your service on or after September 11, 2001? We can help. Physical or invisible, your needs matter and we have a community of donors, partners, employees and fellow warriors to make sure you’re not alone.
Each day, our warriors set ambitious goals and we celebrate their accomplishments. Where do you see yourself? Together we will get you there because you have a bright future to look forward to.
“If I can be a part of an organization that helps people heal and find peace, then the end of my service is not the end. I’m just serving in a new way now.”
By donating, fundraising, or spreading the word, you can help our warriors get back on track and become a positive force in their communities.
“There are so many wounded veterans out there who need help and support. The more people who help, the more motivated I get to be a better person.”
Warriors Empowered While Building Strength On Kayaking Journey
TAVARES, Fla., April 17, 2018 -- Injured veterans and guests recently participated in a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connection event where they kayaked on picturesque Dora Canal, sometimes called "the most beautiful mile of water in the world."
Army veteran Jeremy Caldwell realized the importance of teamwork and cooperation as he and fellow warriors maneuvered down the waterway and took in the scenery.
"I love the feeling of being part of a team," Jeremy said. "We all were supportive of each other as we set a rowing pace together. Our group of warriors came from different branches of service, but we were still able to connect with each other because of our common experiences."
Injured Veterans Tour Giant Radio Telescopes With Wounded Warrior Project
MAGDALENA, N.M., April 13, 2018 -- Wounded warriors and their guests toured the Very Large Array, a collection of astronomical radio observatories, with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Warriors and guests connected as they got a behind-the-scenes look and learned more about the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's massive radio-antenna telescope system.
"It was great to be able to take my daughter to see this impressive technology," said National Guard veteran Frank Montoya. "The scientists were very informative and open to our group's questions."
The antennas are on the Plains of San Agustin, and each dome-shaped antenna is 82 feet in diameter. The data from each antenna combines to provide scientists with incredibly clear images of space.
Wounded Warrior Reaches New Heights In Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 12, 2018 -- Indoor rock climbing is becoming a popular exercise among injured veterans due to the complexities of the enormous rock walls and the reward felt when reaching new heights – or even peaking the top. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently gave warriors the opportunity to experience this empowering method of exercise in a group setting.
"I deployed in support of Operations Sharp Edge Africa, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and more," said Steve Dabroski, U.S. Marine Corps veteran. "My invisible injuries affected my entire outlook on life, but with Wounded Warrior Project's programs – especially those focused on fitness – I am putting the pieces back together after many years."
Veterans Charity Takes Warriors On Atmospheric Adventure
PERRIS, Calif., April 11, 2018 -- Warriors recently took to the skies for a breathtaking view of the California countryside from 4,000 feet up. They bonded with one another on a hot air balloon ride with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
Hot air ballooning was the first successful human-carrying flight technology that allowed man to see Earth's beauty from above while experiencing a healing freedom of spirit.
"I wanted to attend this event because it was new for my wife and me," said Navy veteran Greg Williams. "The views were amazing, and we conquered our mutual fear of heights through this exciting flight."
Adaptive Physical Health, Wellness Clinic Helps Local Injured Veterans
ATLANTA, April 10, 2018 -- Injured veterans from across the region recently attended a three-day Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Physical Health and Wellness clinic in Atlanta. The clinic kick-started a 90-day educational coaching program that focuses on meeting health goals set by warriors with the greatest physical needs, such as obesity and high body mass index. The program also helps warriors meet goals relating to nutrition, mobility, and mental wellness.
WWP's Physical Health and Wellness program clinics are designed to reduce stress, combat depression, and promote an overall healthy and active lifestyle.
Warriors were tested for range of motion and learned about adaptive exercises. A sports nutritionist taught proper nutrition and hydration, and the clinic experience was rounded out with a Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) workout demo.