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Wounded Warriors

Sports Bucket Lists and Wounded Warriors

Jamie Reidy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Jamie Reidy

In February, I came up with my most ambitious concept ever: I'd attend 365 sporting events in 365 days hitting all 50 states. I have reached out to veterans, asking for assistance in finding servicemen and women who'd like to join me at the sporting events of their choice.

On Purple Heart's 231st Anniversary, We Honor 5 Inspiring Vets

Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

Wednesday marks 231 years since the Purple Heart -- one of the highest military honors -- was established. President George Washington first instat...

Interview: Full Circle Home

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Full Circle Home's doing some really good work. Through donations and corporate partnerships, Full Circle Home has arranged for gift boxes to be sent on behalf of service members to the home front, since 2007.

Amputee Solider: I Bled For My Country And I'd Do It Again

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

Josh Hall made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and says he would do it all over again, if he had the chance. While securing an area in Afgha...

WATCH: Vets, Experts Discuss Little-Known Solution For Wounded Warriors

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

A group of injured veterans is proving to the world that music can truly heal all wounds. 21 year-old U.S. Marine Tim Donley and Arthur Bloom, dire...

WATCH: Nonprofits Give Hundreds Of Amputee Vets Souped-Up Power Wheelchairs

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact

A group of nonprofits is giving multiple amputee veterans a chance to experience the great outdoors with greater ease and more independence. The I...

The Vets Challenge Was About Giving Back

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, a big congratulations to all the Teams who participated in the Veterans Charity Challenge over on CrowdRise. As many of you know, I gave $50k t...

Ways To Thanks Vets This Fourth Of July

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact

Although we should show our gratitude every chance we get, the Fourth of July is an especially profound time to thank the nation's military community ...

WATCH: Quadruple Amputee Soldier Walks, Inspires Other Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

In the year since Sgt. Travis Mills lost all four limbs, this unstoppable vet has learned to walk and has become the unofficial “mayor” of Walter ...

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.

Operation Surf

Peter Neill | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Neill

The literature and the science are affirmed: the ocean provides both tangible and intangible qualities for our lives -- indeed it is an immersion that we cannot live without.

Supporting the War Fighter

Mike Hogg | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Mike Hogg

Service members with loved ones with chronic illnesses are dependent upon the military health care insurance company for treatments and therapies only found in the civilian sector. However, it has become an increasing practice for Tricare to deny military families benefits, leaving many in a precarious position.

From the Battlefield to the Ballpark: A Veteran's Story of Recovery

Alicia Jessop | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

Josh Wetzel didn't set out to be a hero. Rather, like many young men before him and many young men who will follow him, he sought out to find direction in his life.

Jon Ward

Green Berets Overcome Loss Of Limbs And Look To Help Others Do Same | Jon Ward | Posted 05.27.2013 | Good News

WACO, Texas -- Some people see it as a mixed blessing that modern medicine has saved the lives of many soldiers, only to produce huge numbers of amput...

Having a Bad Day?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Having a Bad Day? The U.S. Military certainly is having a very bad day. It is reeling from a spate of very public and embarrassing sexual assault and...

Prince Harry Meets Wounded Warriors At Walter Reed

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Prince Harry wrapped up a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., Friday with a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethe...

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.

Amputee Vet Simulates Gruesome Injuries To Train Troops

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact

SAN DIEGO -- The sailor had been back from war for just over a year when friends invited him to watch an unusually emotional training exercise for tro...

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...

Obama Presents Purple Hearts To Two Wounded Troops

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- President Barack Obama has presented Purple Hearts to two troops wounded in service. Obama presented the honors while visiting wound...

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!