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.
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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.”
Female Veterans Gather for Self-Care with WWP
MISSION BAY, Calif., May 20, 2019 -- Army veteran Maria Cristina Garcia-Marin joined other female veterans at a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) health clinic at Mission Bay. The mother of two young children came from New Jersey looking for ways to enhance her health routine with solutions she could bring back home. WWP hosts female-only health clinics periodically to address women-specific concerns.
"I really enjoyed learning about TRX training and doing Pilates," Maria Cristina said. "I was highly impressed with how the program is set up because there's follow up, and you can continue practicing what you learned once you get home."
Warriors, Supporters Celebrated at Wounded Warrior Project Event
NEW YORK, May 17, 2019 -- Hundreds of patriotic people gathered in one place for one reason Thursday night: to honor and empower wounded warriors. Supporters and warriors came together at the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® at Gotham Hall on May 16 to raise awareness and support for the latest generation of injured veterans.
The night was memorable for many, including wounded warrior Michael Carrasquillo. The Manhattan native was honored with the Courage Award, the pinnacle award of the night given to a warrior who best exemplifies bravery, courage, and strength. Carrasquillo, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, mentors veterans as a WWP Peer Support group leader and helps them in their transitions to civilian life. New York Giants defensive end B.J. Hill presented Carrasquillo – a life-long Giants fan – with the award.
Star Power - Celebrities Supporting Wounded Warriors in New York City
NEW YORK, May 14, 2019 -- Celebrities are coming together to support wounded veterans at the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® May 16 at Gotham Hall. Mario Lopez, host of the entertainment news magazine show Extra, is hosting the event.
The event honors both wounded warriors and the supporters who help make WWP programs and services possible.
Lopez has hosted Extra since 2008. His career in television and film spans more than 30 years. Among his credits include This is Us, Jane the Virgin, Brooklyn 99, The Rookie, Dancing with the Stars, and Saved by the Bell.
Tom’s Time: How 10 Years of Support Has Impacted So Many
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Countless crossroads clog New York City – it’s latticework of lefts and rights. Little did Tom Cocchiarella know, a visit to Manhattan would serve as an intersection in his own life, both of challenges faced and those yet to come.
How do you condense 65 years into 14 minutes? Tom gave it a shot at last year’s Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. His speech was full of stories, including one of a military spouse attending a WWP gala he hosted in Minnesota. She told him that she and her husband didn’t have a lot of money and didn’t get out much. But the night was special for them as it was their “prom.” They got dressed up, took pictures, and interacted with other wounded veterans.
Wounded Warrior Project Recognized at NFL Draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2019 -- Millions of eyes were fixated on the stage at First and Broadway. And Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) was right in the middle of it.
Three warriors stood at attention during the national anthem at the 2019 NFL Draft. For a moment, Bill Jones, Dominic Napolitan, and Melvin Gatewood were at the center of the sports world.
"I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be," Melvin said. "I often tell myself in those situations, 'I'm not in Iraq with the enemy shooting at me so why be scared?'"