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“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.”

TANIKI RICHARD
Wounded Warrior

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Wounded Warrior Project Submits US Senate, House Testimony in Support of Pro-Veteran Legislation

WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2021) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today testified in support of veterans’ interests on a variety of legislation that was the subject of hearings before the U.S. Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees.

WWP Director of Government Affairs Derek Fronabarger delivered oral and written testimony before the House VA Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Fronabarger stressed the importance of passing H.R. 4772, the Mark O’Brien VA Clothing Allowance Improvement Act. The bill is named after WWP alumnus Mark O’Brien.

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Wounded Warrior Project Recognizes Exceptional Efforts of Warrior, Supporters

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2021 — Each year Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) hosts a special celebration to showcase warriors' transitions to civilian life and recognize supporters that honor and empower wounded veterans. This year’s Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner may not have taken place in person, but the impact the 2021 awardees have had on wounded veterans remains strong.

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Wounded Warrior Project Elects New Board Leaders and Welcomes New Directors

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) elected new leadership to its volunteer board of directors. Kathleen Widmer is assuming the role of board chair. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ken Hunzeker is now vice chair.

Widmer joined the board in August of 2017. She currently serves as Company Group Chairman, North America and Latin America, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Health, which provides health and wellness solutions to consumers through brands such as Neutrogena, Tylenol, Aveeno, Band-Aid, Zyrtec, and Listerine. Widmer graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1983 and served five years in the US Army as a Field Artillery officer.

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Wounded Warrior Project Commends US House Approval of Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, Urges Swift Senate Passage

WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2021) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the U.S. House passage of legislation that would authorize construction of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial in the central “Reserve” area of the National Mall in Washington, DC.

“Post-9/11 veterans are patriots, and their heroism deserves to be recognized and memorialized,” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “These brave men and women voluntarily stepped up to serve our country, the vulnerable, and each other.

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Wounded Warrior Project Outlines Veteran Suicide Prevention Efforts to US House Committee

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Chief Program Officer Jennifer Silva testified today before the U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where she told members the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan have elevated the challenges surrounding veteran suicide prevention efforts. Silva outlined ways WWP is supporting wounded veterans, including making outreach calls to those who served in Afghanistan. She also shared additional steps Congress and the health care and veteran services communities should take longer term to serve the veteran population.

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“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.”

JAMES RIVERA
Wounded Warrior

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