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Wounded Warriors

Newly Launched Brand Repurposes Military Canvas as Stylish Handbags

Drew Tillman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Drew Tillman

The idea behind Sword & Plough started with Emily Núñez, an officer in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Branch. During a visit to the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, she wondered if military canvas could be repurposed into handbags.

5 Growing Problems Veterans Face (And What's Being Done)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

Ten years after the U.S. first invaded Iraq, returning troops are filing for disability benefits, seeking education and employment assistance and stru...

Warfighter Weekend at Liberty Mountain Resort and Gettysburg

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.05.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

Our modern warriors and family members were paired with instructors, received any needed special equipment and lift tickets, and were off to the heights.

Yoga: Inspired to Serve Our Troops

Rob Schware | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Ann Richardson, who works with wounded, ill, and injured United States Marines. She travels extensively as an instructor for Special Warfare working with both able-bodied and injured men and women.

Though I've Walked Through The Valley: PTSD And Psalm 23

Marshele Carter Waddell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Marshele Carter Waddell

We need reminders that God's presence is our home, here and for eternity, wherever we are stationed or posted or sent. We need reminders that we are "rooted and established" in His love for us and that no government orders, wars or deaths can ever change that.

Supporting the Healthy Returning Veteran

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

When we talk about a healthy population, we need to remember that a very important focus needs to be on the health of our returning veterans. We need to develop and implement programs for the veterans designed to improve stress management and encourage healthy outcomes.

Ninth Annual Warriors Conference at Wintergreen

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

The warriors are recuperating from their serious wounds, both physical and mental, and conquering their lives after their wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan. They approach the mountain with the same gusto they show in life. Double diamond slopes are nothing to them!

WATCH: Rival High School Wrestling Teams Join Forces For Injured Marine

Posted 01.18.2013 | Impact

In western Pennsylvania, two rival wrestling high school teams took to the mat for an injured Marine. More than 2,000 people came to see the Upper...

Remembering a Soldier's Face

Helen Davey | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

In fact, it was I who never, ever has forgotten his face. I had, indeed, memorized it. I close my eyes and I can see him clearly after almost 45 years. I had the privilege of being with him in his last hours.

Family Hunting Trips Help Wounded Vets Heal

Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact

For some veterans gravely wounded in battle, going back out into the field with gun in hand is just the kind of therapy they need to heal. A number...

$3M + Raised at Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

A total of over $3 million was raised. The Woodruff Foundation folks are still totaling the final amount because of the storm, re: not being able to get mail -- but the goal amount has already been exceeded.

Six Ways to Honor Our Veterans

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Forget wearing a flag pin. Or slapping a "We Support the Troops" bumper sticker on your Prius. This Veterans Day push yourself to do something that's actually meaningful. Here are six ways to honor our soldiers.

That Smell: A Wounded Marine Reflects on Veterans Day

James Brobyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
James Brobyn

Some people don't ask me to explain why certain odors elicit such a visceral emotion. Perhaps they are unsure or even afraid of what I might say next. But for those who want to hear what I experienced in combat, I will always continue. It's a story I want to tell.

Double-Amputee Marine Taunted At Restaurant

Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

As Courtney Carnes wheeled her husband into a restaurant after a football game Sunday, she was looking forward to enjoying a meal with her friends and...

David Wood

Senate GOP No Longer Opposes Bill Aiding Severely Injured Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Help for combat-wounded troops who want to start families became a bit more likely Wednesday as Senate Democrats stiff-armed GOP opposit...

SLIDESHOW: The 5 Most Inspiring Wounded Vets Competing In Paralympics

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

For veterans severely injured in combat, partaking in the Paralympics isn’t about achieving personal glory. Getting to the point where they can swim...

Acceptance Is As Good As Gold

Aloysius Boyle | Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact
Aloysius Boyle

Known as "Blade Runner" because of his J-shaped carbon-fiber prosthetics, South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius has captured the support of fans around the world and has a loyal fan base in our catastrophically combat wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets

Bus 52 | Posted 09.09.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets was inspired by the effect a small rescue dog named Piper had on Michael's foster father, Daniel Chapman, who is a disabled Vietnam veteran with Agent Orange poisoning.

The Original Race to Remember

Anne Woods | Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports
Anne Woods

The route is 89 kilometers (56 miles) in distance, includes extreme elevation changes and a strict time limit of 12 hours is enforced. If you run the race in 12:01, you do not qualify as "finished."

'Pin-up Girls' for a Cause

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

This septuagenarian still appreciates "pin-ups," but most importantly, I appreciate organizations dedicated to improve the morale and welfare of those brave troops who have sacrificed so much for all of us.

Vietnam Vet Dedicates Life To Helping New Generation Of Military Members

Kirk M. Bauer | Posted 07.28.2012 | Impact
Kirk M. Bauer

Each Memorial Day, my thoughts return to 1969 when I served in Vietnam. I remember the young men we lost in the in the Ninth Combat Infantry Division ...

A Weekend for Superheroes

Anne Woods | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Anne Woods

As we approach Memorial Day, we honor thousands of men and women who have given their lives for this country. They are not flawless, yet, their hearts led them into battle.

Businesses Backing Vets: Skills-Based Volunteering Helps Wounded Warriors

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Leveraging pro-bono services to help veterans is just one example of how corporate volunteerism is catching fire. Corporate America has a role to play in addressing the world's problems, and their support doesn't stop with veterans.

At a Military Hospital, Warriors Are Not the Only Wounded

Michael Winship | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Michael Winship

Wounded Warrior had asked some of us to come to Landstuhl to meet with the medical staff there. Some 3,000 strong, military and civilian, they work ceaselessly in what has become one of the busiest trauma centers in the world.

Donate Your Unused Twitter Characters To Support Wounded Warriors In Need

Posted 05.11.2012 | Impact

Here’s one instance where you’re better off tweeting less than 140 characters. The Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that empowers and helps...