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Car show opens to benefit wounded servicemembers

The 5th Annual Car Show and Swap Meet opens this weekend and will benefit wounded servicemembers and their families in the D.C. area.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 07:54pm EST

Tags: cars, D.C. National Guard Armory, muscle cars, thomas warren, veterans

Kids of wounded warriors to remain at Bethesda school

It was too much for families to take when the kids of wounded warriors recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center found they were assigned to new schools. So, they made a special request for a change of assignment.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 04:09pm EST

Tags: Bethesda Elementary, Walter Reed, megan cloherty, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Fisher House: Offering support to veterans and their families

When the government shutdown threatened death benefits due to family of service members killed in action, a private foundation stepped in to help: Fisher House.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: Fisher House Foundation, kristi king

10 years of remembering wounded warriors

Ten years ago this month an important tradition started in D.C.: Free Friday-night steak dinners for war wounded from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 02:12pm EDT

Tags: Bob Madigan, Alive Day,

Nats coaches, celebrities, Wounded Warriors play ball

Washington Nationals fans who stuck around Nats Park after the team's 11-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday were treated to a second game.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:29am EDT

Tags: nationals, thomas warren

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A Hero's Best Friend: Dogs help wounded warriors recover

Throughout centuries of war, dogs have been by service members' sides, whether they're helping save lives in the battlefield or helping them heal.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: darci marchese, dogs, training dogs, Walter Reed, heal, amputees, Soldier, U.S. Army, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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TSA expedites security screening for wounded warriors

Wounded warriors traveling through security lines can expect an expedited screening, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 03:34am EDT

Tags: airport screening, tsa

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Daunting task: Saving the life of a hero at Walter Reed

Imagine showing up for work each day with this task: Trying to save the life of a hero. The chief of surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center talks with WTOP about the daunting duty.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:04am EDT

Tags: Walter Reed, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, darci marchese, Philip Perdue,

As Iraq war winds down, retired Navy admiral wants troops remembered

A prominent leader who guided U.S. troops through parts of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is still concerned about men and women in uniform.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:15am EDT

Tags: kathy stewart, military, mike mullen, Iraq War, veterans,

No hands, no legs: Amputee vets heal battle scars with yoga

On a sunny Thursday afternoon, Staff Sgt. James Sides throws a mat on the white tile floor and plops down. He's about 20 minutes late to yoga, but his classmates don't seem to care. To his right, Cpl. Nathan Jakubison reaches his hands toward his left foot, making sure to avoid the metal pins sticking out of his shin. To his left, Sgt. Mike Nicholson, 23, has no legs to stretch over, but rather focuses on extending his spine.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 01:14pm EST

Tags: megan cloherty, Walter Reed, yoga, Yoga for Vets,

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