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.”
NFL Players Support Wounded Warriors with #MyCauseMyCleats
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 10, 2019 -- Christian McCaffrey has been a blur this season, an apparition to the opposition. But while the Carolina Panthers star may be hard to spot for defenders, McCaffrey hopes the images on his cleats from a recent game stay in the minds of both foes and fans.
McCaffrey is one of nine NFL players who displayed the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) logo on their cleats as part of the NFL's #MyCauseMyCleats campaign. The annual initiative allows players to raise awareness for a nonprofit organization by sporting that charity's logo on their cleats.
"I chose Wounded Warrior Project because it's something that means a lot to me, so it's something that I'm proud to wear," McCaffrey said.
Minnesota Wounded Warriors Surprised With Trip of a Lifetime
MINNEAPOLIS – Bounding through the Minnesota wilderness on Polaris® off-road vehicles and meeting Minnesota Vikings players Austin Cutting and Tyler Conklin would’ve been more than enough for warriors Brian Bergson and Jake Schmidt.
But that was only the beginning.
The pair of lifelong Vikings fans were given two tickets each to the Vikings-Broncos Salute to Service game in Minneapolis recently.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Wounded Warrior Project for Meeting Veteran Employment Needs
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) received the Wounded Veteran and Military Caregiver Employment Award at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 9th Annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards Gala in Washington, DC.
The award is presented to an organization that demonstrates leadership in addressing the unique challenges and demands for wounded warriors, spouses, and caregivers in their search for meaningful employment.
Support for Veterans Surges at Jacksonville 5K
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2019 -- On the doorstep of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, thousands of supporters recently participated in WWP's Carry Forward® 5K, delivered by CSX®.
The more than 2,200 participants and volunteers topped record turnouts for Carry Forward in San Diego; Nashville, Tennessee; and San Antonio.
"It warms my heart," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "Jacksonville is a military community, and in addition to seeing supporters of all ages, we also saw veterans from every service branch participate. It really goes to show how vibrant the Jacksonville community is and how welcoming it is to veterans."
Wounded Warrior Project CEO Joins Panel to Discuss Veteran-to-Civilian Transitions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 -- Panelists discussed veterans employment and the barriers U.S. veterans face in their transitions to civilian life at an event The Hill magazine hosted today at The Newseum. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington; Caitlin Thompson, VP of Community Partnerships with Cohen Veterans Network; and Meghan Ogilvie, CEO of Dog Tag Inc. joined moderator Julia Manchester, staff writer at The Hill.
During the 30-minute discussion, the panelists explained how their organizations are working to help warriors, family members, and caregivers find secure employment, in addition to how they're addressing physical and mental health concerns.