Wounded Warrior – The Inside Look

A Wounded Warrior is defined as someone who is very serious or seriously wounded, ill or injured. They have complex medical issues that keep them from performing one or more tasks in the military, many facing medical retirement following years of treatment.

Combatants who have been wounded while fighting in a combat zone during wartime, but have not been killed. Typically it implies that they are temporarily or permanently incapable of bearing arms or continuing to fight.

For the U.S. military, becoming WIA in combat generally results in subsequent conferral of the Purple Heart, because the purpose of the medal itself (one of the highest awards, military or civilian, officially given by the American government) is to recognize those killed, incapacitated, or wounded in battle.

A battle casualty other than killed in action who has incurred an injury due to an external agent or cause. The term encompasses all kinds of wounds and other injuries incurred in action, whether there is a piercing of the body, as in a penetrating or perforated wound, or none, as in the contused wound; all fractures, burns, blast concussions, all effects of biological and chemical warfare, the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation or any other destructive weapon or agent.

Wounded Warrior Project Information

Every warrior has unique challenges and goals. That’s why we provide a variety of wounded warrior programs, veteran programs, and services to help you take the steps that are right for you. What’s more, thanks to the tremendous support of our donors, you never pay a penny to get the help you need to build the future you deserve.

Get Connected

Alumni: Veterans who register and join Wounded Warrior Project are called Alumni. Whether you’re a warrior, family member, or caregiver, support for veterans starts with the Wounded Warrior Project Alumni program.

Resource Center:

Sometimes within the wounded warrior program, you don’t know exactly what you need. That’s why we’re here. We’ll listen, then point you in the right direction.

Veteran Peer Support: With 113,000 registered wounded warriors program warriors, we’ve developed a large network of people like you. Yet, 52% of warriors say they don’t have close personal relationships with others.

Family Support: The transition from service member to civilian is not easy. Thankfully, many of our army wounded warrior program warriors have people like you—parents, siblings, caregivers and more who go above and beyond to help them.

International Support: At Wounded Warrior Project, our community is global. Not only do we support you in the U.S., we also offer medical help in Germany’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) and Ramstein Air Base, as well as programs throughout Europe at our Warrior Transition Units (WTUs).

Mental Wellness

Warrior Care Network: If you’ve returned from service with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI), you’re certainly not alone. Over 1 in 3 service members live with PTSD and over 1 in 5 live with TBI.

Combat Stress Recovery: Sometimes the most painful injuries aren’t physical. Whether it’s PTSD, TBI, combat stress, or any other mental health condition, we’re here to help you get through it.

Wounded Warrior Project Talk: WWP Talk is our free mental health support line where you’ll be connected to a person who will listen, and help.

We know that having reliable support makes your journey easier. So in these weekly calls, you’ll be heard without judgment. Together, we’ll find a way to help, developing coping skills and a practical plan to work toward your goals, big or small.

Physical Wellness

We know that a lot of warriors struggle with their physical health when they finish service. Maybe an injury was holding you back. Maybe you’re not sure you have what it takes to reach your goals and get into shape. But you are so much stronger than you think, and your health is completely worth the effort.

Physical Health & Wellness: There are a million reasons to focus on your physical health and wellness. Lower stress levels, improved mood, increased energy – when you feel stronger, you feel better. We’re here to help you discover what “better” means for you, through coaching, skill-building, and physical training.

Soldier Ride: You are stronger than you think – and there’s no better place to discover that strength than on the open road.

Soldier Ride is a four-day cycling experience where you’ll meet warriors like you, push your limits beyond what you think is possible, and leave with a deeper understanding of who you are and what you’re capable of.

Career and Veteran Assistance Benefits Counseling

No one likes to worry about money, let alone talk about it. But when you’re transitioning to civilian life, it’s a conversation you need to have. We’re here to make that conversation an inspiring one, one that makes you realize that your goals are possible.

Benefits Service:

What benefits do I qualify for? What am I actually getting? And how do I sign up?

We know there are a lot of questions when it comes to getting the benefits you deserve.

We’re VA-accredited and here to help you navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department Of Defense (DOD) to get exactly what you need, so you can take care of yourself and those you love.

Warriors To Work: You’ve finished your service – now, you’re contemplating your next move. Wherever you are in your job search, Wounded Warrior Program jobs, or Warriors to Work can help. If you’re just getting started, we can get you headed in the right direction. It starts with setting achievable goals, then taking the steps to get there.

Independence Program 

With the right support, every warrior can achieve a civilian life that’s worth living. Our Independence Program is designed to help warriors suffering from moderate-to-severe brain injury, spinal cord injury, or neurological conditions, take positive steps towards independent living.

Because every journey is different, we work as a team with members in the wounded warriors organization, their family, and caregivers to set goals and build an individualized plan. Our veterans’ Independence Program helps warriors see their way forward, and caregivers feel the relief of a team sharing the load.


Our programs are here to support you at every step, so let’s get started. Take a look at our veteran support programs above, and get the right support for where you’re at right now.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Please contact the Resource Center and we’ll connect you with what you need.


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Author: HBS & DwJ

8 thoughts on “Wounded Warrior – The Inside Look

  1. Great post! I’m not too learned in military jargon, so this article was definitely informative for me. I also found this incredibly motivational, as it’s great to learn something is being done for these poor soldiers who are wounded. Soldiers who fight for our country should absolutely NOT be forgotten or left behind when seriously injured in the field! 

    I really think posts like this are great because they’re spreading knowledge to ignorant people like myself. I’m now one step further out of the dark because of the words you’ve written here, and I would like to help contribute more to the lives of these injured soldiers, mentally or physically. They need the support, and we can all chip in and give it to them! Great spreading of information! Thank you!!


    1. Thank you Koda, for taking the time to first of all, read the Wounded Warrior – The Inside Look post, then I will like to thank you for your comments about this post.

      It is my pleasure to be able to help you in any way to understand a little bit about the programs that are out there for Wounded Warriors.

      Thank you again for your time and your comments


  2. I’m not from the States but this is a good program one that will be fair and helpful for those who have suffered in any way the loss of being in war or a beloved lost in war. If only all countries could do the same for their wounded soldiers and help them with health support and financial support many people wouldn’t feel so scared of it and knowing that the government has your future in plan gives some ready. Thank you for this detailed and educational.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on the Wounded Warrior – The Inside Look post. You are most certainly welcome for the detailed and educational information.


  3. Great use of images in your site. It is really interesting and I like your niche it’s always nice to see someone supporting our troops great job on the content also. One thing you might want to look at and it may just be on my phone, the get connected bar I’m assuming it’s called pops up in the middle of my screen and stays there no matter how far I scroll. If it is supposed to be that way you might want to look at changing it because it’s quite annoying. 

    1. Thank you for taking the time to review my website, my website niche, and the website page content.

      I looked at the website on my phone, which is an android, I am not sure what type of phone you are using, however, I was not able to find what you saw as a stationary pop up. 

      If you do not mind letting me know, will you please tell me what content is on the pop up so I can try resolving the issue?

      Thank you again for taking the time to review my website,


  4. The Wounded Warrior project are really doing some amazing work in helping our war veterans who returned home with injuries. Many of these ex-soldiers have intensive injuries which require prosthetics. Wounded Warrior has tons of programmes geared towards taking care of the rehabilitation, wellbeing, social support, and community care. I admire and commend the work being done by Wounded Warrior. 

    1. I agree whole heartedly, it is wonderful that the Wounded Warrior Program has as many programs as it does to address many issues pertaining to our Wounded Warriors.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my post,


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