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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“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.”
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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.”
Injured Veterans Connect Over the Joys of Cooking
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2018 -- Wounded Warriors and their guests participated in a hands-on cooking class, where they connected with other veterans and created delicious meals with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
"I took this class because of its healthy cooking aspect and because it was hands-on," said Army veteran Jason Grigg. "I love to cook, so the helpful instructions and actual cooking were my favorite parts."
Veterans learned how to cook several dishes, develop best practices in the kitchen, and take home a recipe booklet of the dishes they made in class. After learning new skills, warriors settled down to talk to each other and eat what they had cooked.
Warriors Find Veteran Support and Inner Peace on Nature Hike
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 15, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) gave injured veterans and their guests the opportunity to hike the Red Rock Canyon area for camaraderie, exercise, and a mental break from daily stressors.
The group learned more about hiking opportunities in their area, and they shared experiences and resources with other warriors.
"I've found a lot of healing in the outdoors," said National Guard veteran Allison Sage, "and I feel much more comfortable outdoors with others than inside. I signed up for the hike so that I could experience nature with other veterans."
Veterans Charities Take Lead Advocating for Expansion of Privileges for Warriors and Caregivers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) applaud Congress for passing a law to extend commissary, military exchanges, and Morale, Welfare and Recreational privileges to Purple Heart recipients, Medal of Honor recipients, former prisoners of war, veterans with service-connected disabilities, and their caregivers.
WWP and MOPH are proud to announce their successful advocacy efforts have resulted in one of the most significant expansions of military privileges for veterans and their caregivers in recent history. WWP and MOPH met with members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to ensure Congress included language extending these benefits in the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The president signed this act into law today – extending on-base shopping privileges at military exchanges and commissaries to all veterans with service-connected disabilities from VA, all Purple Heart recipients regardless of disability rating, and their eligible caregivers.
Wounded Warriors Empowered During Relaxed Curling Session With Team USA
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 26, 2018 -- Injured veterans took to the arena ice to experience the chill sport of curling with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and Team USA athletes.
"I was a little nervous at first," said Navy veteran Tonya Cook, "because I never knew what curling was until I searched it online. Now, I'm talking about how that's too much spin, or too heavy a push, because I learned some terms and gained some experience."
Warriors gained professional insight into the sport of curling and built confidence in their physical abilities as they launched 42-pound polished granite stones toward the target, called the house.
Injured Veterans Step Back In History On Tampa Mafia Walking Tour
TAMPA, Fla., July 10, 2018 -- Warriors and guests toured historic Ybor City during a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) event. The area is rich with crime history and the sorted exploits of notorious public enemies.
"I love historical information and doing things with Wounded Warrior Project," said Army veteran Cheryl Caves. "I feel safe with them."
"Being a former history teacher, I was excited, as was my wife, to learn more about the city's gritty mafia history," said Marine Corps Reserve veteran Allan Dodsworth. "Also, to be honest, my wife really pushed me to get out and meet new people who are likeminded."