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.”
Veteran Recovers Optimism Through Mental Health Telephone Support Program
AUBURN, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2018 -- Veteran Eric Haynes remembers July 4th, 2007 like it was yesterday. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army and was looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with family and friends. Eric and his family laid out blankets at the local park and waited for the fireworks to start – however a different series of explosions was waiting to erupt.
As Eric watched his eldest daughter jump around and laugh with a friend, something triggered inside him, and what transpired next would take him more than a decade to repair.
Gamers Supporting Veterans Through Wounded Warrior Project
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2018 -- Video games help keep service members connected with home while they are deployed overseas. Those same games can now help communities support wounded veteran's transition to civilian life.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently launched WWP Play™, an opportunity to help support the veterans charity's mission to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP Play allows video gamers and content creators to register their live stream and raise money to fuel free WWP programs and services.
Country Star Craig Campbell to Sing National Anthem at Wounded Warrior Project 5K
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2018 -- Country star Craig Campbell will sing the national anthem at Carry Forward™, delivered by CSX®, on Saturday, Nov. 10. Carry Forward is a 5K fitness challenge and fundraiser designed to help wounded warriors. The event, organized by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), kicks off at 8:30 am on Nov. 10 at WWP headquarters off Belfort Road in Jacksonville.
Craig's expressive vocals have earned him a place among country's notable singers. He has become a regular on the Grand Ole Opry, has appeared on NBC's "Today," supported the USO, and sang "American Anthem" at Macy's 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.
Miami Dolphins Host Wounded Warriors for Special Workout
MIAMI, Nov. 5, 2018 -- The Miami Dolphins hosted local Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) warriors at Hard Rock Stadium for a fitness and nutrition activity that marked the veterans charity's 15 years of service. The event was one of 20 others conducted across the country through the WWP Physical Health and Wellness program, designed to reduce stress, combat depression, and promote an overall healthy and active lifestyle.
"More and more, injured veterans are incorporating adaptive workouts into their recuperation process," said Angela Hemmen, WWP Physical Health & Wellness regional director. Angela was the on-site coach who demonstrated proper techniques for the exercises.
Warriors Connect Over Waves, Sand, And Sun
FORT PIERCE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2018 -- Warriors and families bonded with each other at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park during a surf day organized by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). To welcome the warriors, a crowd lined the entrance to the beach, displayed the color guard, played bag pipes, and cheered for the warriors.
Eddie O'Neal, a retired Army forward observer, first tried surfing with WWP in New York. "I know if it's organized by Wounded Warrior Project, it's going to be something good," Eddie said. "For the event in New York in 2012, we gathered at a firehouse in Brooklyn, and they transported us on firetrucks to Rockway Beach, Queens."