Our Village of Honor initiative helps warriors who have been wounded in combat by providing transitional housing while they reintegrate into civilian life. We have seven single-family homes dedicated to this purpose, located close to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This provides a supportive community and safe, quality housing for warriors and their families.
Make Big Change.
TROOPS FIRST HAS HAD A TREMENDOUS IMPACT WITH OUR VETS SO FAR. TO CONTINUE THE MISSION, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
– Tom Watson
Operation Proper Exit is a unique program that allows combat-wounded service members to return to the battlefield where they were injured. This program not only provides a measure of closure, but through staged meet-and-greets it facilitates a critical exchange of experiential information between veterans and active duty warriors. It also allows returning warriors to witness firsthand the progress in Iraq or Afghanistan that they, through their tremendous sacrifice, helped bring about.
For warriors who have been deployed, the wounds of war can be both visible and invisible. Active duty service members and veterans often struggle with post-deployment transition. This initiative focuses on promoting connectivity between service members and veterans alike after they return home from the battlefield. Warriors share a unique bond and by fostering connectivity we can strengthen their community. MAKE A CALL . . . TAKE A CALL . . . BE HONEST!
24-7 Battle Buddies is a service dog program that matches canines to wounded military veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each 24-7 Battle Buddy is carefully selected for their partner. The training is then specific to the warrior’s needs and intended to assist in successfully navigating everyday life. To date, we have 43 dogs working with their Battle Buddies throughout the country – from Seattle, Washington to Staten Island, New York.