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Wounded Warrior Project Recognized at Travis Manion Foundation Gala
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2018 -- At the 7th annual Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) Gala in Philadelphia, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) was honored with the 2018 Community Leadership Award. WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of WWP, where he praised TMF for its work in building resilient networks of local community support and character development across the nation.
"Travis Manion Foundation understands that the bonds that warriors had during their military service are unlike any other," said Linnington. "This year, the total number of young adults reached by Travis Manion Foundation's Character Does Matter program passed 250,000, most of whom are between the ages of 12 and 18. Those kids and young adults have been connected with a positive role model in the form of a veteran or family member of the fallen. I want to say thank you to Travis Manion Foundation for all they do to keep Travis' legacy of 'If Not Me, Then Who' and Brendan's legacy of 'Be Strong, Be Accountable, and Never Complain' alive. Thank you for your commitment to instill character and inculcate a sense of service in the next generation of Americans."
Wounded Warriors Cook Up Some Camaraderie and Good Eats
SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2018 -- Wounded warriors and their families crafted healthy dishes during a cooking class organized by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) at a grocery store.
"I liked that everyone had a chance to get involved and learn something," said Army veteran Benjamin Hart. "The class was fun. People started out quiet, and toward the middle and the end everyone was talking and sharing. It was a good experience."
Participants enjoyed both the social aspect of the class and the healthy cooking. They marinated chicken and flank steak, prepared side dishes, and made dessert. They, of course, got to enjoy the good food they prepared.
Wounded Warrior Project Releases New Findings from Ninth Annual Warrior Survey
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) released the results of its ninth Annual Warrior Survey during a panel discussion hosted by The Brookings Institution. Every year, to learn more about warriors' physical, social, economic, and mental health needs, WWP conducts the nation's largest and most comprehensive survey of veterans who have sustained physical and hidden injuries of these wars. This year marks the survey's ninth issuing and the first time that five-year trends will be released.
Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution, led the panel discussion, featuring Dr. Melanie Mousseau, Director of Metrics at WWP; Dr. Kieta Franklin, National Director of Suicide Prevention at the VA; and Mr. Anthony Kurta, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy.
Veterans Take Flight with Career Tips for Airline Industry
HONOLULU, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Veterans met with Hawaiian Airlines to learn about commercial airline job opportunities available to them through Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) career counseling services.
The event, organized through WWP's Warriors to Work®, brought together more than 10 airline representatives – many of them veterans themselves – to meet with WWP warriors. Veterans received information on current job openings; learned how to market their specific military experience to match airline industry job requirements; and performed mock interviews to prepare for pursuing open positions.
Wounded Warrior Project Announces Support for Elizabeth Dole Foundation and National Military Family Association
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a continuation of its strategic partnership with Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF), to support their efforts to help caregivers of wounded veterans.
WWP is proud to stand with EDF in their efforts to advocate to national leaders on caregiver reforms, and to support digitizing the Military and Veteran Caregiver Experience map. This map charts key moments that veterans and caregivers experience along their journeys, and it measures the impact on their physical, psychological, financial, and social well-being. This information allows EDF and WWP to develop programs and services that achieve better outcomes for veterans and caregivers.