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'll 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.”
“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.”
Wounded Warrior Project Hosts Career Counseling Event to Connect Veterans with Employers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 12, 2019 -- Injured veterans recently gained insight on career development from Jacksonville employers and veteran support organizations at a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) career counseling event.
In a casual roundtable setting, warriors and family members learned about writing resumes, interviewing, and negotiating job offers, among other topics.
"It gives me a different perspective of the employers: how they view us, and what we're giving off to them," said Carnelius Mitchell, a Navy veteran. "The transition of the gap between military and civilian, that's probably the biggest benefit I received. I was able to actually connect with the employers on their level and make sure they understand what veterans can do, how we can fill the void, and how we can better benefit them in the civilian employment workforce."
Wounded Warrior Project Empowers Veterans with LinkedIn Tips
SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2019 -- Injured veterans recently learned how LinkedIn can help their career search during a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) workshop. Warriors and their family members learned how to build a strong profile and use the tool to land their dream job.
"Being involved with Wounded Warrior Project is like finding a big family that is always there for you to help with every step on the road to continue to excel as a civilian," said Army veteran Macarena Cardenaz. "Wounded Warrior Project is a place where I can ask questions to those who already walked the road as a civilian before me."
Warriors, Supporters Keep Memories of Fallen Soldier Alive
MACON, Miss., July 1, 2019 -- Through sweltering heat, a group of veterans and supporters kept the memory of Army Sgt. Travis Cooper alive during a 22-mile hike recently in eastern Mississippi.
"It spoke volumes for them to go to that extreme," said Travis' aunt Levon Cooper-Grace.
Travis died after his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device while serving in Iraq in 2005.
78% of Wounded Post-9/11 Veterans Live with PTSD Symptoms
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 27, 2019 -- More than eight million Americans live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And the latest Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Annual Warrior Survey shows nearly four in five (78.2%) of the veterans it serves report living with the symptoms of PTSD.
Imagine waking up in terror, covered in sweat. And that's when you can even go to sleep in the first place. Days tormented by flashbacks, evenings spent in isolation. Weekends spent on edge and avoiding others. These are some of the symptoms of PTSD.
Actor Mark Wahlberg Encourages Wounded Warriors to Get Active during F45 Training Session
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 25, 2019 -- Mark Wahlberg and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) partner AQUAhydrate™ promoted physical health and wellness for wounded veterans at a recent F45 Training workout in West Hollywood, California. Wounded warriors participated and spent time with Mark and brands that are passionate about veterans.
"We're excited to join forces with Wounded Warrior Project," said Mark, who's an AQUAhydrate™ investor and board member. "AQUAhydrate is proud to support its mission to honor and empower wounded veterans."
The workout was challenging, and Army veteran and wounded warrior Jeremiah Pauley feels it was worth it for the camaraderie.