NEW YORK (May 19, 2016) – An 18-week training program for the New York Fire Department’s (FDNY) probationary firefighters was cut into five heart-pounding simulated teaching scenarios for wounded military veterans and their guests at the Fire Academy on Randalls Island, also known as “The Rock.” The event was a joint effort between the FDNY and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
MELBOURNE, Fla. (May 17, 2016) – If you can’t witness the soft orange, reddish pinks, and variations of yellow melted into a Florida sunset, why not take a brush to canvas and bring the calming colors home. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) brought a group of wounded veterans and their families together to share and create their version of a painted sky. Meeting in relaxed environments with peers who share common bonds is a key support initiative for the WWP Alumni program.
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (May 11, 2016) – Challenging themselves to go deeper and reach beyond their comfort zone, a group of wounded veterans recently attended a diving class organized by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Hosted at the Nassau County Aquatic Center, the activity was part of the WWP Alumni program, which helps wounded service members by providing them a chance to forge relationships through empowering activities in relaxed and supportive environments.
Adam Sandoval’s voice has the earnestness and enthusiasm of a person who is on top of the world, giving off the mood of an emotional high similar to what athletes who have just won a championship sound like. Even over the phone, his passion for his cause is evident in every syllable.
It seems a strange attitude, given that Adam has spent the last 18 months on the road, without end. Sharing the open road with him has been Adam’s Chihuahua Scooter, who has been his furry co-pilot and faithful companion for the entire journey. Scooter has a namesake in Adam’s effort to raise awareness on behalf of wounded veterans: ScootinAmerica.
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2016) – Decommissioned and restored to its World War II destroyer escort structure, the USS Slater serves a new mission as a National Historic Landmark, recently taking aboard wounded veterans from this generation, including their caregivers, and families during a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Alumni event. The USS Slater is the last of its kind still afloat in the United States, and its war history serves as a flagship of honor for military service members across the country.