Category Archives: Veterans

Warriors Work on Wellness at UFC Boxing Class

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WAUKEGAN, Ill., June 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Injured veterans participated in a dynamic boxing class during a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) event. Warriors learned how to maximize their workout with this empowering method of exercise at the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) Gym at Oak Lawn.

USO #Flex4Forces Campaign Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title at 'Flex on the Mall'

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A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title-breaking amount of 803 people was made official during ‘Flex on the Mall’, an annual day-long fitness competition held on the National Mall. The previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title amount of 794 people was set by Rutgers University on September 28, 2017. To surpass the previous record, the hundreds of…

Veterans Charity Helps Warrior Find Female Support

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NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the military, “got your six” is a phrase referencing having someone’s back. It is mentioned in movies and television shows, but for Antoinette Wallace, it took connecting with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to really feel it.

VA Union Sounds Alarm on 'Overreach and Abuse of Power' at the VA

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WASHINGTON, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As dysfunction and chaos continue to proliferate at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the union representing 250,000 working people at the agency have called on Congress to conduct oversight hearings to “stop this egregious and irresponsible behavior that is hurting our nation’s veterans.”

FCA US Earns Spot on DiversityInc's 2018 Lists of “Noteworthy Companies for Diversity” and “Top Companies for Veterans”

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  The editors of DiversityInc magazine have named FCA US LLC to the magazine’s 2018 list of “Noteworthy Companies for Diversity” and to the list of “Top Companies for Veterans.”

Kelly Clarkson To Perform Free Concert For Department of Defense Warrior Games' Opening Ceremony, June 2, 2018

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games begin in one month and Kelly Clarkson will once again honor hundreds of athletes, family members and thousands of fans with a star-studded opening ceremony performance. Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games, held this year at the…

Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University Celebrate Heroes Day in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 200 employees, faculty, staff, students, family members, and friends from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) and its academic institution Ashford University spent Saturday, April 14, giving back to the community they serve. The day was designated “Heroes Day,” a biannual celebration that promotes the benefits of volunteering.

Paducah, Ky., Youth Sweeps to Victory, Earns $18K Scholarship in American Legion Oratorical Contest

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A senior from McCracken County High School in Paducah, Ky., capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college scholarship and first place in The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – “A Constitutional Speech Contest.” Carlissa N. Frederich’s winning prepared oration was titled “Limited Government,…

Warriors Hit the Slopes with Veterans Charity

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]GARDEN CITY, Utah, April 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Veterans and their guests gathered to bond with other warriors and play winter sports during a day ski trip on Beaver Mountain with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Veterans with injuries could opt for adaptive winter equipment to…

Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Omnibus Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) released the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl Blake, in response to the impending release of the Omnibus spending bill later this evening: