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.”
Two Men Biking Across the Country to Raise Awareness for Wounded Veterans
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2019 -- It's going to take nearly two months, 11 states, and more than 3,000 miles, but Mike Price and Matt Prather will bike from Santa Barbara, California to Charleston, South Carolina to raise awareness for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the veterans it serves.
"It's inspiring to see Mike and Matt take their passion for wounded veterans along their ride across the country," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "I hope many communities hear their story and recognize the ongoing need to support our nation's injured military and their families."
Wounded Warrior Project Passes Career Counseling Milestones
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2019 -- Since its inception, the career counseling program at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has placed over 15,000 wounded veterans and family support members in careers, with combined first-year salaries greater than $500 million.
Anna Douglas is one of those hired warriors. A Navy veteran, Anna copes with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and several physical injuries. Entering the civilian workforce, she lacked confidence, felt pressure to support her family, and feared the unknown. Working with WWP's career counseling program alleviated those fears. Anna developed her resume-writing and interviewing skills and landed a management program analyst role with the Department of Homeland Security.
Wounded Warrior Project CEO Hosts Chat with Medal of Honor Recipients
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington hosted a panel discussion on military to civilian transition during the annual America's Warrior Partnership Warrior Community Integration Symposium in Atlanta. Medal of Honor recipients and Army Staff Sgts. Sal Giunta and Clint Romesha joined him on stage in front of community members who provide military and veteran services.
The conversation focused on their own military service and transition into the civilian workforce, and what advice they would give other veterans embarking on their own transition.
Wounded Warrior Project Helping Communities Prevent Suicide
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 5, 2019 -- It is estimated 20 veterans die by suicide every day across the nation. To help reduce veteran suicide, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is working with local communities to train individuals for possible interventions.
When a veteran reaches the point of considering suicide, it is important to have help nearby.
Army veteran Ryan Schmidt took the training last September. Dealing with death of fellow service members motivated him to prepare.
Wounded Warrior Finds Peace by Giving Back at National Park
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Francisco Chavez returned relatively unharmed from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he worked convoys for the U.S. Army. But an explosion stateside ended his civilian job as a mechanic at Naval Base San Diego.
"My whole face was shattered after the shop explosion," Francisco said. "I have nine implants in my face. I also lost most of my teeth and part of my tongue."
Francisco spent 30 days in intensive care, followed by physical rehabilitation and months of additional surgeries and therapy. His jaw was wired shut for a while and he only ate liquified foods. Anxiety started to creep in, he began mixing his medication with alcohol, and his family life suffered.