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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 Veterans Advocate for Selves and Other Warriors on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 -- Twenty-six wounded warriors served by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) met with members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for themselves and other veterans as part of WWP's Project Advocacy, which connects warriors with their elected officials in Washington, DC.
Warriors and WWP staff conducted 40 meetings, discussing toxic exposure, mental health, and women veterans — WWP's top legislative priorities.
Warriors also shared the challenges they have faced during recovery from their injuries and transition to civilian life. Army Spc. John Palmer illustrated that the voice of America's veterans is invaluable when implementing change.
Wounded Warrior Project Testifies During Annual Joint Hearing of Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington testified before the Senate and House committees on Veterans Affairs on WWP's top legislative priorities. Linnington called on the members of the committees to support quality mental health care and interventions; to recognize and treat the harmful effects of military toxic exposures; to meet the growing needs of women veterans; to chart a course for the near- and long-term care for traumatic brain injury; to support caregivers and other hidden heroes; and to bolster efforts to prepare wounded warriors for meaningful post-service employment.
"Since the start of the 116th Congress, more than 17,000 new warriors have registered for our programs and services, and we continue to register nearly 50 warriors each day," said Linnington. "This evidence strongly indicates a growing demand for a 360-degree model of care and support focused on connection, independence, and mental, physical, and financial wellness. We know this is a monumental effort that will take the combined efforts of the military and veteran community and our leaders in Congress and the White House."
ASUS Powers Up Wounded Warriors with New Computers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2020 -- If you look closely, you can spot the familiar Iron Man® helmet. Just around the corner is the famous red, white, and blue Captain America™ shield. This isn't a comic book; it's a computer.
It's Army veteran and avid gamer Michael Carrasquillo's computer, in fact, and he could hardly believe it when he first saw it.
"I was completely blown away," Michael recalled. "It was incredible!"
Wounded Warrior Project CEO to Deliver Remarks at Annual Joint Hearing of Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2020 -- On Feb. 26, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington will testify before a joint session of the Senate and House committees on Veterans Affairs and discuss WWP's legislative and policy objectives for 2020.
"Wounded Warrior Project's response has been guided by a philosophy that we must be willing to adapt our programs and approaches to meet the evolving needs and unique challenges facing the warriors we serve," said Linnington. "Since the start of the 116th Congress, more than 17,000 new warriors have registered for our programs and services, and we continue to register nearly 50 warriors each day. This evidence strongly indicates a growing demand for a 360-degree model of care and support focused on connection, independence, and mental, physical, and financial wellness. Meeting that demand requires more resources than any one organization or federal agency can provide alone, which is why WWP is committed in spirit and action to partnering with others who share our vision to transform the way America's veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in their communities."
Army Veteran Receives Picture Perfect Wedding Proposal
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Army veteran Briana McCrae thought she was just posing for a photo in front of Liberty Bell Center with her boyfriend Frank Carr. Then he handed her a sauce packet that said, "Marry Me." And produced an engagement ring.
The couple was surrounded by a group of veterans from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), who were participating in a photography workshop. The group was in on the marriage proposal and continued snapping pictures. Frank got on one knee and popped the question on cue.
"I was completely surprised," Briana said.