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Partner Spotlight

Operation Live Well

Operation Live Well (OLW) is the Defense Department’s primary resource for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By offering Defense Department resources that focus on whole-body wellness, psychological wellness, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and tobacco-free living, OLW educates the community about self-care and mission readiness. OLW has collected a variety of available tools online and in mobile app form from multiple resources. Click the link to help maintain strong psychological health during PTSD Awareness Month.

Army Wounded Warrior Program

As part of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) assists and advocates for wounded soldiers as they navigate their transition through the Wounded Warrior Lifecycle. By assigning each enrolled soldier to an AW2 advocate, AW2 offers soldiers independence with personalized local support to give each soldier their own plan to carry out at their own pace. Check your eligibility status for AW2 programming here.

Trauma and Resiliency Resources

Trauma and Resiliency Resources (TRR) provides support programs and information resources to create a safe environment for New York City’s military personnel and first responder communities coping with traumatic stress. Through TRR’s week-long Warrior Camp retreats, active-duty service members and veterans engage in recreational therapies, such as yoga and equine-assisted psychotherapy, to help them cope with transitional and stress-related challenges. Sign up during PTSD Awareness Month to receive information about upcoming Warrior Camps to help you or a loved one manage psychological health concerns.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) researches and informs decision-making leaders about trauma knowledge and resilience. CSTS educates health care professionals who work with service members and veterans on combat-related traumas and prevention and intervention strategies. Providers can use the “Asking for Help” one-pager to learn how to encourage help-seeking behaviors during PTSD Awareness Month.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - National Center for PTSD

The Veteran’s Affairs National Center for PTSD advances support and care for veterans coping with PTSD through research and education programs. By offering trainings and informative materials and tools, the National Center promotes increased understanding and attention to PTSD among health care professionals and leaders. Share the National Center’s resources and tools

Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) supports all physically and/or psychologically wounded airmen through assistance services and care as they transition from military to civilian life. By connecting airmen with national transition services and family resources, AFW2 helps wounded warriors and their families navigate common reintegration stressors. Access the Adaptive Sports & Reconditioning Program Calendar to stay up-to-date on AFW2 sponsored events for wounded airmen and their families.

Marine Corps Combat Operational Stress Control

Marine Corps Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC) provides support policies and programs that target strong psychological health for all Marines and their families. COSC offers leadership tools and programs, such as the Deployment Cycle Training program that integrates deployment-cycle-specific briefs and tools to prevent, identify and manage combat stress, to maintain a mission ready and resilient force. Use the COSC Decision Matrix by yourself or with your leadership to evaluate and manage common combat stress challenges.

Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control

The Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) provides resilience-building initiatives for sailors and Marines to reduce the stigma of seeking help for psychological health concerns. NCCOSC has several examples of success stories to help service members, veterans and their families effectively manage and cope with common psychological health concerns. Learn about common PTSD symptoms in the article “Simplifying The Complicated” to support strong psychological health this PTSD Awareness Month.

The Home Base Program

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program provides care and support services for service members, veterans and their families throughout New England coping with posttraumatic stress and TBI. Through evolving research and educational outreach, Home Base helps the entire military community, including health care professionals, understand and raise awareness of these invisible wounds. Sign up to join the Home Base Adventure Series to strengthen bonds with fellow comrades while engaging in free outdoor activities!

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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