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The Power of Partnership

Partner Spotlight

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) provides veterans and their families free, professional help with getting access to benefits and services earned through military service. Through outreach programs, information seminars, employment resources and local transition service officers, DAV helps transitioning warriors and families navigate the reintegration process. DAV also provides peer support for wounded or disabled veterans through a network of local chapter volunteer programs. Sign up for their bimonthly magazine to learn more about DAV events and advocacy and volunteer opportunities in your area. Find a chapter near you to get involved and reach out to veterans in your community.

Operation Climb On

Operation Climb On (OCO) hosts outdoor and climbing programs for veterans to support psychological strength and resiliency during reintegration. Through recreational and instructional programs, OCO offers veterans the opportunity to reintegrate into civilian life alongside fellow warriors as they create bonds and build trust with each other. Find an upcoming OCO program.

Sports Legacy Institute

Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) advances the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in at-risk populations, including service members and veterans. SLI focuses on the areas of advocacy, education, policy development and medical research to support service members and veterans. Through dedication to education and policy reform, SLI increases progress towards successful treatment of traumatic brain injuries. Sign up for SLI’s quarterly email newsletter and events listerv to receive updates about SLI’s efforts and upcoming events.

Human Performance Resource Center

The Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) connects service members and their families to free and online information, tools and resources to improve overall fitness and mission readiness. HPRC organizes its resources into the areas of family and relationships, physical fitness, diet, nutrition, mind tactics, environment and total force fitness. HPRC provides warriors and their families with information, resources, strategies, tools, app and videos to optimize performance. Check out HPRC’s new interactive combat rations database, ComRaD, to learn nutritional information on military combat ration menus.

Saratoga WarHorse

Saratoga WarHorse offers veterans a free, three-day experience that encourages psychological wellness and reintegration skills through interactions with horses. Through their Connection Process, Saratoga WarHorse facilitates interactions with off-the-track Thoroughbreds and veterans in order to relieve stress, reduce depression symptoms, posttraumatic stress, help heal invisible wounds and aid in suicide prevention. Find events in your area and sign up for their quarterly newsletter.

Veterans Yoga Project

Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) provides free yoga practice to service members, veterans and their families to support recovery and promote wellness. VYP trains yoga teachers in Mindful Resilience, a practice which uses yoga as a complementary treatment for PTSD and other psychological health concerns. VYP also provides free, online resources such as research publications, practice guides and recent news articles about yoga and PTSD treatment. Download their free Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Coping with Trauma guide for more information on coping with psychological health concerns and the resources needed to practice Mindful Resilience.

Serving Together

Serving Together coordinates with local businesses and organizations to provide service members, veterans and their families access to care and support. Serving Together provides warriors and their families guidance through online checklists on how to access information and resources in a variety of areas including physical and psychological wellness, family support, PTSD, reintegration and military life. Check out Serving Together’s Veteran and Family Peer Navigator to get help and advice on available resources and information in the Washington D.C metropolitan area.

Team Red, White & Blue

Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) supports reintegration for warriors and their families by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Through programs such as the Chapter and Community Program and Veteran Ambassador Program, veterans and their families are able to improve their psychological health and wellness through community and peer support. Team RWB features the Eagle Leadership Development (ELD) Program that provides access to resources to all members of Team RWB such as mentorship opportunities, athletic and leadership camps, education discounts and training. Team RWB also measures and communicates the wellness of Team RWB members through its Eagle Research Center in order to measure the impact of their programs on veterans and their families. Check out their blog for updates from Team RWB.

Connected Warriors

Connected Warriors provides free, resilience-focused yoga therapy for service members, veterans and their families. Connected Warriors offers nationwide wellness programs that enhance the lives of service members, veterans and their families through yoga. Through a nationwide network of over 700 certified volunteer yoga instructors, Connected Warriors instructs therapeutic yoga classes emphasizing treatment for posttraumatic stress and other psychological health concerns at local yoga studios and community veteran centers. Visit the locations tab of the website to find classes and locations near you.

Tee it up for the Troops

Tee It Up for the Troops supports and recognizes veterans and their families through charitable golf events. Tee It Up for the Troops is a national foundation that facilitates physical, psychological and emotional support for veterans through an emphasis in supporting PTSD research and treatment, suicide prevention, employment and resilience. Visit their Events page to find an event near you.

The Real Warriors Campaign collaborates with a variety of not-for-profit organizations that share our mission and can help us reach out to service members, families and health care providers. Our network of partners and affiliates includes military organizations and programs, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations and local groups. Through communication and collaboration with these organizations, the campaign can offer the most relevant and up-to-date resources and provide partners with easy and effective outreach mechanisms.

Explore the categories below to learn more about our affiliates and partners, or see a complete list. 

To learn more about the Real Warriors Partnership Program and how to become a partner or affiliate, view or download the Partnership Program Informational Sheet or contact us.


Partners and affiliates are not-for-profit organizations who support the mission of the Real Warriors Campaign. The appearance of organizations does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the organizations, linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. All partnerships are informal and do not involve any financial support.  The Real Warriors Campaign reserves the right to refuse any partnership/affiliate request that is not deemed appropriate or to terminate any partner relationship at any point.

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense of this website or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.

Last Reviewed: 07/12/13
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