Today is Giving Tuesday – We appreciate your support

Today we have the opportunity to change a much deserving veteran’s life for the better! This Giving Tuesday you are undoubtedly receiving a plethora of requests from many of the organizations that hold a special place in your heart. Just like so many other organizations that are spearheading initiatives heading into the holiday season that [...]

Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, SoldierStrong Donate Robotic Exoskeleton, Virtual Reality Treatment System to Help Vets Take Next Step Forward

The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and SoldierStrong today announced donations to the Orlando VA Healthcare System to help injured veterans take their next steps forward in life. The donation included a robotic exoskeleton, which aids in the rehabilitation of veterans who have spinal or brain injuries and can help a paralyzed person walk [...]

VA announces 30 finalists and 10 Promise Award recipients

The VA announced the 30 finalists and 10 Promise Award recipients in Phase 1 of Mission Daybreak, a $20 million grand challenge to reduce Veteran suicides.

SoldierStrong Receives Grant Award From Disabled Veterans National Foundation

SoldierStrong is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $25,000

Philanthropist Sylvie Légère Joins SoldierStrong Advisory Board

Sylvie Légère, social entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and co-founder of The Policy Circle, has joined the advisory board of SoldierStrong, chairman and co-founder Chris Meek said today. “Sylvie Légère is about developing innovative solutions that unite people for the common good and advance the next generation of changemakers,” Meek said. “Sylvie is also a member of [...]

INDYCAR SERIES Driver Graham Rahal Joins SoldierStrong Advisory Board

NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver Graham Rahal has joined the advisory board of SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the nation’s military veterans by providing them with revolutionary medical technologies to help them take their next steps forward in their lives after service. “Graham Rahal has played a unique role for [...]

National Veterans Nonprofit SoldierStrong Announces Annual SoldierScholar Recipients for 2021

Delivering on its commitment to help military veterans take a significant academic step forward, the national nonprofit SoldierStrong today announced the 2021 recipients of its annual scholarship initiative, SoldierScholar. “The Post-9/11 GI Bill has helped thousands and thousands of veterans with their post-secondary education, but there are still funding gaps that can become insurmountable obstacles [...]

Rahal Automotive Group Donates $35,000 to National Nonprofit That Aids Military Veterans in Taking Their Next Steps Forward

The Bobby Rahal Automotive Group today announced a $35,000 donation to SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization that connects military veterans with revolutionary medical technology to help them take their next steps forward. This is the fourth consecutive year that the 17-dealership group in central and western Pennsylvania has donated a share of every new and [...]

SoldierStrong and Penumbra to Support Veterans With Novel Immersive Healthcare Technology

SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit committed to delivering revolutionary medical technology to veterans to help them take their next steps forward, announced a donation from Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE: PEN), a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies, to support U.S. military veterans and active military service members with the use of immersive healthcare technology to help [...]

Ahead of Veterans Day, SoldierStrong Donates $10,000 to Share “Wounded Heroes” Documentary With Heroes Across the Country

SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit committed to providing revolutionary medical technology to help military veterans take their next steps forward, has donated $10,000 to share viewings of the documentary, Wounded Heroes with military veterans, first responders and other heroes across the nation. “Michael Gier’s award-winning documentary, Wounded Heroes, resonates with so many people who have experienced [...]

Paralyzed Olive Branch vet throws out first pitch at Cubs game

Tyler Densford was only a mild baseball fan. But after having the chance to throw out the first pitch this week at a Chicago Cubs game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Wrigley Field, and listening to the roar of the crowd cheer for him, the paralyzed veteran is an even bigger fan now. Densford, a […]

Dean Kamen Announce Launch of Operation Mobility Tour

Today, SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward in life after service through the donation of revolutionary medical technologies, and Dean Kamen, founder and president of DEKA Research and Development Corp., announced the launch of Operation Mobility, a 2.5-month, cross-country bus tour to donate 25 iBOT® PMDs (Personal […]

Retired Army Major General Joins SoldierStrong Advisory Board

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin has joined the advisory board of SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the nation’s military veterans by providing them with revolutionary medical technologies to help them take their next steps forward in their lives after service. “Gregg Martin has demonstrated exemplary leadership […]

Bozeman VA Clinic to Provide BraveMind VR Treatment

The Bozeman VA Clinic is the country’s latest Department of Veterans Affairs facility to partner with national nonprofit SoldierStrong to provide a groundbreaking virtual reality system known as BraveMind to aid in treating veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress. SoldierStrong, a Stamford, Conn. organization, is dedicated to helping veterans take their next steps forward by connecting them [...]

SoldierStrong Donates Rehabilitation Exoskeleton to New Orleans VA

Since SoldierStrong's inception following the tragic events of 9/11, the Stamford, Conn.-based group has donated more than $3 million of medical devices to help injured Veterans. Today's donation is the organization’s 24th exoskeleton donation, including the 20th one to the VA system. Currently, 35,000 Veterans have access to exoskeleton rehabilitation devices. “VA has an established [...]

Maintaining Balance and Creating New Holiday Traditions

By Chris Meek For many, the holiday season is synonymous with laughter, cheer and good tidings, large celebrations and social obligations with family and friends. But for some service members, veterans and their family members, extra anxiety prompted by the holidays’ social activities can escalate stress and sink them into depression and thoughts of suicide [...]

Veterans Nonprofit Announces SoldierScholar Recipients

Delivering on its commitment to assist soldiers taking a significant academic step into their future by filling in voids left by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the national nonprofit SoldierStrong announced the 2020 recipients of its scholarship initiative, SoldierScholar, today.

SoldierStrong Announces Co-Recipients of Commitment to Service Award

Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, appointed by the president as executive director of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans to End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force, and Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, director of medical virtual reality at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, were recognized as this year’s co-recipients for [...]

Opinion: Veteran Suicide Crisis Demands Our Action

As we honor those Americans who have sacrificed so much in the service of our country, we must do more to address a threat that stalks all too many of them.

In 2018, 321 active-duty service members took their own lives, including 57 Marines, 68 sailors, 58 airmen and 138 soldiers. This is the highest number of active-duty suicides since 2012 — when an equal number took their own lives — since close tracking began in 2001.

Continuing Education After Service in the Military

By Chris Meek Most Americans understand the potential benefits of pursuing higher education. These can include everything from earning a larger salary, to a higher potential for employment. Those with higher education often have a tendency for deeper involvement in civic activities and better overall health, in part, due to financial security.  The list goes [...]

Suicide Awareness Month: How We Can Make A Difference

By Chris Meek As the stigma surrounding mental health has continued to lessen in recent years, more of an emphasis has been placed on suicide prevention and as a result a number of programs have emerged to varying degrees of success. But the fact remains that even with a wider array of prevention programs coupled [...]

Continuing to Serve Communities in Life After Service

By Chris Meek Last year the Department of Veterans Affairs released a report that found that 32% of veterans work in public service or charitable organizations. This is higher compared to their non-veteran counterparts, of which 22% work in those particular fields. Some may ask what makes veterans more likely to work in these types [...]

SoldierStrong, USC Claim “Game Changer” Award at Ignition Confrence

SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit committed to using revolutionary medical technology to help military veterans take their next steps forward, and the University of Southern California, were recognized as a top-eight finalist at the annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards for their partnership in developing and distributing virtual reality systems to treat military veterans experiencing post-traumatic [...]

SoldierStrong acknowledged for their work by Vice President Pence

Vice President Mike Pence recognized SoldierStrong during his speech for the work that we are doing to provide revolutionary medical technologies to veterans. We are grateful that this year's convention recognized the service and honored the presence of our country's heroes. Thank you to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, First Lady Melania Trump [...]

Disabled veterans stand to greet Trump, Pence during RNC

Several veterans representing SoldierStrong were honored to be so graciously greeted by President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence at the #RNC2020 where they demonstrated the Indego exoskeleton suit used to aid paralyzed and injured veterans in regaining the ability to stand and walk again.

SoldierStrong honored as part of the PREVENTS Task Force Roadmap

June is Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Awareness Month

It’s often said that “not all wounds are visible.” This month offers the prime opportunity to reflect on that sentiment and conceptualize how we can ensure that even though some wounds may not be visible, they are still treated like those wounds that are. I believe this starts with the way in which we talk [...]

SoldierStrong, US Surgeon General, NBA partner for Mental Health Month

SoldierStrong is joined by the US Surgeon General and the NBA to bring awareness to mental health awareness month.

Checking-in on our veterans to lend a listening ear!

As you know, in recent weeks we have seen social distancing become the new norm, as many of us find ourselves in quarantine or under strict shelter-in-place orders. The ways in which so many of our lives have drastically changed have left many with feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and restlessness. At a time when we […]

SoldierStrong, Honor and Respect Announce Partnership to Benefit Veterans Coping With Post-Traumatic Stress

SoldierStrong announces a year-long partnership with Honor and Respect to benefit veterans throughout the country living with post-traumatic stress.

Point of View: We all have a calling to serve

BY DAN BOREN AND CHRIS MEEK As important as it is on this Veterans Day to thank those brave men and women who selflessly served in defense of our freedom and liberties, our obligation does not and must not end there. Much attention has been placed on the backlog and wait times for veterans seeking [...]

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announces SoldierStrong with PREVENTS

Secretary Wilkie names SoldierStrong as part of PREVENTS Task Force in the administration’s plan to prevent veteran suicide and outlined how the VA will implement the kinds of sweeping organizational changes needed to optimize new technologies and innovations and provide veterans with modern services.

Virtual Reality System Helping North Texas Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress

Take a look inside the StrongMind training session that took place at the North Texas VA last week and hear what Dr. Albert "Skip" Rizzo had to say about the revolutionary technology used in the virtual reality therapy program to treat post-traumatic stress in Veterans. Thirteen virtual reality therapy systems have been donated to VA [...]

SoldierStrong, USC Claim “Game Changer” Award at Ignition Confrence

Whatever scenario led to post-traumatic stress for a veteran, a new virtual reality system at the VA North Texas aims to recreate it, empowering veterans to confront and process memories they often spend years avoiding.
Clinicians are training this week on the StrongMind system, donated by the charitable organization SoldierStrong.

Home from war: Asheville VA aims to help veterans with PTSD through virtual reality

A new, innovative technology is coming to the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. It aims to help veterans cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

StrongMind training session in Asheville VA

Get an inside look at the StrongMind training session that took place at the Charles George VA in Asheville, North Carolina earlier this week. The StrongMind therapy program utilizes the revolutionary BraveMind virtual reality technology to treat post-traumatic stress in Veterans. Thirteen virtual reality systems have been donated to VA Hospitals across the country courtesy [...]

Paralyzed man breaks world record for finishing a marathon in an exoskeleton suit

A South Carolina man beat the world record for the fastest time to finish a marathon in an exoskeleton suit at the 2020 Charleston Marathon. Fantastic read, especially as exoskeletons are used at VA facilities across the country to help so many of our Veterans stand and walk again after becoming paralyzed during their service [...]

Arkansas vets suicide program gets D.C. audience

Last month a House Veterans Committee panel reviewed and recognized programs from across the country, including national non-profit SoldierStrong's StrongMind program, that are helping to lower suicide rates among Veterans. Check out the article below to read more about SoldierStrong's StrongMind presentation and what other tools are available to combat Veteran suicide. For more information [...]

SoldierStrong Announces 2019 SoldierScholar Recipients

Did you need assistance in addition to the G.I. Bill in covering the costs associated with obtaining your degree? The G.I. Bill has long been celebrated as it has helped a number of veterans pay for some or all of their college education since the 1940s. However, the G.I. Bill does not always relieve all [...]

It’s time for all Americans to treat others with civility

After spending a recent day in Tokyo, I was refreshed to see how polite people can be for a very simple reason. It’s not only the right thing to do; it also feels right to treat others with civility. The experience was a much-appreciated, yet, glaring departure from what we’ve become accustomed to here at [...]

VA Boston to Receive Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Exoskeleton from SoldierStrong: Veteran Warriors Walk Again

SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing revolutionary medical technologies to help injured Veterans lead full lives donating an Indego Therapy exoskeleton to VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Campus today. The Therapy+ software suite, included with each Indego Therapy device, incorporates control algorithms based on proven motor learning principles and allows for an [...]

VA Boston Has Received A Spinal Cord Exoskeleton Donation from SoldierStrong

SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing revolutionary medical technologies to help injured veterans lead full lives, donated an exoskeleton - a state-of-the-art rehabilitation device which can help even those who are paraplegic learn how to sit, walk, turn and regain their balance again - to the VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Campus [...]

Soldier Strong Organization Helps Disabled Veterans Learn to Walk Again

Many of us know veterans that have experienced life altering spinal cord injuries or paralysis, either during their time in service or upon their return home. So many are often told that they will never walk again and will spend the rest of their lives in wheelchairs. Veteran and farmer Matt Ross was told the [...]

United Rentals is the Presenting Sponsor of the 4th Annual Never Forget Tribute Classic on December 14th benefitting SoldierStrong

SoldierStrong has partnered with the 4th Annual Never Forget Tribute Classic on December 14th, with ticket proceeds going to support the men and women of the armed forces that sprung into action, protecting our freedom in the wake of 9/11. This neutral site, college basketball double-header brings some of the best teams to the Prudential [...]

SoldierStrong Announces 2019 SoldierScholar Recipients

Delivering on its commitment to assist soldiers in taking an academic step into their future by filling in voids left by the Post-9/11 GI bill, the national nonprofit organization SoldierStrong announced the 2019 recipients of its scholarship initiative, SoldierScholar, today. “SoldierStrong realized early on that education offers some of the best opportunities to members of […]

Veterans Affairs Northeast Ohio Healthcare System Receives Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Exoskeleton from SoldierStrong

SoldierStrong donated an Indego Therapy exoskeleton to VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System today. Since SoldierStrong’s inception following the tragic events of 9/11, the Stamford, Conn.-based group has donated more than $3 million of medical devices to help injured veterans. Today’s donation is the organization’s 22nd exoskeleton donation, including the 18th one to the VA system. […]

SoldierStrong Donates Its First StrongMind Virtual Reality System to Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center

A unique arrangement between Syracuse University, the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center and two national nonprofits has resulted in the donation today of a groundbreaking virtual reality system to treat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress. The donation was made during an event took place at the VA’s Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, 620 Erie Blvd West. It […]

SoldierStrong, Department of Veterans Affairs Partner to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress With Virtual Reality Systems

SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have signed a memorandum of agreement to move forward with an initiative to use a virtual reality system to treat patients experiencing post-traumatic stress. An estimated 20 military veterans take their lives each day and one [...]

Exoskeleton Device Donated to San Diego VA Will Help Rehabbing Vets

An incredibly expensive device just gifted to the San Diego VA will help literally lift up our injured veterans.

The device is called an Indego Therapy Exoskeleton made by a company called Parker.

Exoskeleton Device Donated to San Diego VA Will Help Rehabbing Vets

An incredibly expensive device just gifted to the San Diego VA will help literally lift up our injured veterans. The device is called an Indego Therapy Exoskeleton made by a company called Parker. It’s a device spinal cord injury patients wear that allows them to sit, stand and walk without a wheelchair. Veterans like Isaac Lopez say it gives them hope for a more independent future.

GRAHAM & COURTNEY RAHAL FOUNDATION RAISES RECORD AMOUNT THROUGH ANNUAL DRIVERS TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY UNITED RENTALS

$310,000 Raised to Support SoldierStrong and CSU's One Cure Indianapolis, IN – The Graham & Courtney Rahal Foundation is pleased to announce that through its annual Drivers Tournament presented by United Rentals, it has raised a record amount - $310,000 – to support the Foundation’s primary benefactors, SoldierStrong and Colorado State University's One Cure. Held [...]

SoldierStrong uses ISU’s VR facility to combat PTSD

Thursday’s meeting at Iowa State University was a parallel track to that initiative. As SoldierStrong staff researched how they could get involved in the mental health arena and focus on technology— which has been the organization’s strength in recent years— they located a number of experts, several of whom gathered at ISU for the meeting along with representatives from Iowa State.

SoldierStrong Donates State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton to the Veterans Affairs Phoenix Health Care System

SoldierStrong donated an EksoGT Suit exoskeleton to the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System today. "This is an incredible day for our veterans,” said Rima Nelson, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. “We’re beyond grateful for this generous donation that will make such a difference in the lives of our veterans as they [...]

Veteran With Spinal Injury Throws Out First Pitch at Diamondbacks Game Tuesday Thanks to SoldierStrong-Donated Exoskeleton

Dan Rose, a former U.S. Army sergeant paralyzed by a 1,100-pound bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, will throw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Arizona Diamondbacks-New York Yankees game with the aid of an exoskeleton donated by SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans. "Being able to throw out [...]

NFL Hall of Famer, Businessman Roger Staubach to Headline SoldierStrong Fundraiser in Dallas on Thursday

Roger Staubach, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories before building a commercial real estate firm with more than 1,000 employees, will be the guest speaker at a Thursday event at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization that provides state-of-the-art [...]

Dan Boren, Former Oklahoma Member of Congress, Joins SoldierStrong Advisory Board

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Former Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren has joined the advisory board of SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the nation's military veterans by providing them with the resources they need to overcome obstacles to leading to fuller lives. "Dan Boren is a recognized [...]

SoldierStrong Donates State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton to the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System

SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, donated an Indego Therapy exoskeleton to the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System today. Since the nonprofit’s inception following the tragic events of 9/11, SoldierStrong has donated more than $3 million of medical devices to help injured veterans. Today's donation marks the [...]

SoldierStrong Donates State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton to the St. Louis Veterans Health Care System

SoldierStrong donated an Indego Therapy exoskeleton to the St. Louis Veterans Health Care System on Friday.

RAHAL AUTOMOTIVE GROUP DONATES $40,000 TO NATIONAL NONPROFIT THAT AIDS MILITARY VETERANS REHABILITATING FROM SPINAL INJURIES

Bobby Rahal Automotive Group today donated $40,000 to SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization that provides state-of-the-art medical devices to aid in rehabilitating mobility to returning veterans around the United States who have experienced spinal injuries.

SoldierStrong Announces 2018 SoldierScholar Recipients

SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced the 2018 recipients of its SoldierScholar scholarship program. Awarded annually, the goal of this program is to fill any tuition gaps that may be left by the Post-9/11 GI Bill and is available to veterans who fought in the recent War [...]

SoldierStrong Honors The Vince and Linda McMahon Family Foundation At 5th Annual SoldierSalute Gala

2018 Notable Corporate and Individual Supporters to Also be Honored SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that its 5th Annual SoldierSalute Gala, taking place on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at The Union League of Philadelphia, will honor The Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation. The gala will [...]

United Rentals and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Have Doubled the Program-to-Date Donation this year

Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing announced today that its partnership with United Rentals Inc., the largest equipment rental company in the world, has produced a total donation of $499,767 to date since 2016

SoldierStrong Donates Exoskeleton for Advanced Stroke Rehabilitation to Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that it is donating an EksoGT™ exoskeleton to Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital to make advanced stroke rehabilitation available to Tampa-area veterans for the first time. The state-of-the-art device will be dedicated [...]

Robotic exoskeleton helps severely injured patients back on their feet

The Fraternal Order of Eagles and Soldier Strong raised $150,000 to buy the exoskeleton to donate to Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Their goal was to help injured veterans walk again.

SoldierStrong and Iowa State Fraternal Order of Eagles Donate Robotic Exoskeleton to Younker Rehabilitation

STAMFORD, Conn., July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, has joined forces with the Fraternal Order of Eagles–Iowa State Aerie & Auxiliary to donate an EksoGT™ exoskeleton to Younker Rehabilitation at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The robotic exoskeleton is used in rehabilitation to help [...]

SoldierStrong featured on Martha MacCallum’s ‘The Story’

SoldierStrong Making an Impact  SoldierStrong founder Chris Meek featured on Fox News “The Story” with Martha MacCallum (transcript) Chris Meek (on Capitol Hill): “On September 11 2001, I was running floor trading operations for Goldman Sachs at Ground Zero in New York City. As I watched the first responders running into the carnage of that […]

Advisory Board Member testifies on behalf of SoldierStrong

UNITED RENTALS REWARDING TURNS FOR TROOPS FOR ALL RAHAL DRIVERS’ LAPS IN MAY

INDIANAPOLIS – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will be making more meaningful turns at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May. A Turns for Troops drive that began in 2016 with United Rentals donating $50 for each lap Graham Rahal completes in the Verizon IndyCar Series was expanded Friday to apply to fellow Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing drivers [...]

SoldierStrong to Donate State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton to the South Texas Veterans Health Care System

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that it will be donating an EksoGT™ exoskeleton to the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. The donation ceremony, which will include a patient demonstration, will [...]

SoldierStrong Announces 2017 SoldierScholar Recipients

New scholarship launched at Old Dominion University for a female veteran studying STEM STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced its 2017 recipients of its SoldierScholar scholarship program. The scholarship program aims to help supplement the Post-9/11 GI Bill, by filling [...]

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala to Join SoldierStrong Advisory Board

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced the appointment of Donna Shalala, former Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS), to its Advisory Board, effective immediately. "We welcome Ms. Shalala to our Advisory Board. Her dedication to advocating for [...]

David Letterman Makes Cameo At SoldierStrong’s Annual Gala

SoldierStrong Announces Former Navy SEAL Rorke Denver to Host 4th Annual SoldierSalute Gala Chuck Hagel, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense to Deliver Keynote Address at Event Honoring the Nonprofit’s Notable Supporters STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that Former [...]

SoldierStrong and Fraternal Order of Eagles Partner Donate Exoskeleton to CHI Health Rehabilitation Institute

SoldierStrong and Fraternal Order of Eagles Partner to Donate State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton to CHI Health Rehabilitation Institute Only exoskeleton device cleared for both stroke and SCI rehabilitation is now available to help Nebraska-area veterans and patients to stand up and walk STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing [...]

Using robotics to help wounded veterans to walk again

SoldierStrong founder Chris Meek and wounded veteran Chris Weston-Smart on efforts to help wounded veterans to walk again with the aide of wearable robots.

United Rentals CMO Christopher K. Hummel Joins SoldierStrong Advisory Board

STAMFORD, Conn., June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that Christopher (Chris) K. Hummel, senior vice president (SVP) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for United Rentals, will join their Advisory Board effective immediately. United Rentals began donating to SoldierStrong in 2013 and, [...]

LaSalle Solutions Supports SoldierStrong Through Turns for Troops Charitable Program

Every Lap Completed at 2017 Indy 500 Will Benefit Veterans ROSEMONT, Ill., May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LaSalle Solutions, a leading provider of technology lifecycle asset management services, announced today that it has partnered with United Rentals and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on their Turns for Troops program. LaSalle Solutions will donate $25 to [...]

Letterman cameo highlights RLL, SoldierStrong partnership extension

By Tony DiZinno | Link to Main Article INDIANAPOLIS – It’s not often anymore David Letterman makes public appearances on a dais, where he’s cracking jokes alongside key partners and team members. But the partnership between Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and SoldierStrong, with the Turns for Troops program that supports the nonprofit organization that’s dedicated [...]

SoldierStrong and Fraternal Order of Eagles Team Up to Donate Exoskeleton for SCI Rehabilitation To Long Beach VA Health Care System

STAMFORD, Conn., March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that it has teamed up with the Fraternal Order of Eagles to donate an Ekso GT™ exoskeleton to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Long Beach Health Care System. The VA [...]

United Rentals and Indy Car Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan launch

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que raises $20,000 for SoldierStrong during Sauce for a Cause

SoldierStrong was happy to partner with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for a limited-time charity offering called ‘Sauce for a Cause.’ Beginning Friday, May 27th and running through June, all proceeds from purchases of the co-branded Sensuous Slathering BBQ Sauce went to SoldierStrong, which the organization will use towards the purchase of cutting-edge medical technologies to benefit injured [...]

SoldierStrong is proud to support the Run to Home base event

SoldierStrong continued its multiyear partnership with the Boston Red Sox and their Run to Home Base event which culminates in runners finishing the race across Fenway’s home plate. The event benefits veterans by providing clinical care to them and their families. Additionally roughly 600-800 care packages are created during the event to be sent to [...]

SoldierStrong is proud to be Wawa Food Markets’s nonprofit partner

SoldierStrong is proud to be Wawa Food Markets's nonprofit partner. On what turned out to be a perfect day for golf, SoldierStrong gratefully accepted the proceeds of Wawa's 31st annual scramble open golf tournament held at Old York Country Club in Chesterfield NJ. Thank you to Wawa and all of their vendor participants!

SoldierStrong showcased on FOX News for work bettering injured veterans lives

SoldierStrong and Fraternal Order of Eagles Join Forces to Donate Robotic Exoskeleton for Stroke Rehabilitation To Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Only robotic exoskeleton cleared for both stroke and SCI rehabilitation is now available to help Minneapolis-area veterans re-learn to walk. STAMFORD, CT: May 18, 2016 - SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced that it will be donating an Ekso GT™ (EKSOD) robotic exoskeleton to the United States [...]

SoldierStrong Makes Life-Changing Donation to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

On May 4th Frank LaMacchia stood up, stretched to his full height, and surveyed a room filled with over 100 people. This might seem inconsequential, an everyday activity as normal as eating a sandwich or tying your shoes. But for LaMacchia it was different — he was standing for the first time in 17 years. [...]

Within Their Grasp

The futuristic armored exoskeletons we marvel at in movies like Iron Man and the robotic "Luke Arm" of the Star Wars saga are now real inventions. An exoskeleton suit sits in a chair waiting for Sgt. Dan Rose, who was paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan, to demonstrate its use. Two former Wall Street traders, Marc [...]

SoldierStrong Receives Standing Ovation at BCA Breakfast #BCAProud @SoldierStrong

Sergeant Dan Rose and the SoldierStrong team attended the BCA Hospitality Breakfast last Friday. Sergeant Rose demonstrated to hundreds of guests the remarkable SoldierSuit, a bionic device that helps veterans to “Take Their Next Steps Forward”. Philadelphia Inquirer staff joined us at Breakfast Friday and published in today’s paper an article highlighting the amazing feat. Please [...]

Denver VA to test whether walking machine can help brain-injured vets

Five years ago, a bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan paralyzed Army Sgt. Dan Rose from the chest down. Doctors said he would never walk again. On Wednesday, at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Denver, he proved them wrong. With crutches and a bionic walking machine, the brown-bearded young man rose from his [...]

SoldierStrong Receives On-Field Recognition and Honored at Select NFL Salute to Service Games

Nonprofit to Showcase How It Supports Veterans by Providing Cutting-Edge Medical Devices That Enable Them to Walk and Will Kick-Off a Text-to-Give Campaign. STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong (previously known as SoldierSocks), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, announced today that it will receive on-field recognition and [...]

SoldierStrong annual Gala at the New York Yacht Club

SoldierStrong held its Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 5th at the New York Yacht Club in New York City.   The organization honored its generous and notable supporters at the third annual event.  SoldierStrong’s medical partners, including Myomo, DEKA, BionX, and Ekso Bionics, were all in attendance to demonstrate the medical devices that they provide [...]

SoldierStrong Honored at Cubs/Brewers Game at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, one of the fastest growing veterans' organizations in the nation, will be honored by the Chicago Cubs for its work to provide advanced rehabilitation technology to help post-9/11 injured veterans take their next steps forward back on America soil. The organization, together with a local injured veteran, [...]

SoldierStrong honored at Yankees/Red Sox game at Fenway park

The Stamford-based nonprofit SoldierStrong will be recognized Monday by the Boston Red Sox, prior to a game at Fenway Park against the New York Yankees. Initially founded to provide soldiers with socks and other basic needs, SoldierStrong now provides veterans with assistive medical devices as well, as they recover from combat wounds, also funding educational [...]

Thank You PABio

Thank you so much to our partner PABio for having us to their exhibition pavilion and Fisher Scientific for their generous donation. -BIO International Convention, Philadelphia PA

SoldierSalute event at Union League of Philadelphia

Thank you to all our attendees, donors and sponsors for joining us at the Union League of Philadelphia this June 16th to hear more about us and our mission!

Commander Rorke Denver to Join SoldierStrong Advisory Board

The SoldierStrong Advisory Board provides counsel on ways to better serve and assist members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to Commander Rorke, the Advisory Board is comprised of Fox News Anchor Martha MacCallum, Congressman Jon D. Runyan, former United States Senator Joseph Lieberman, Philanthropist John H. Linnartz, Former CEO Linda McMahon, Colonel Bill […]

Jon D. Runyan to Join SoldierStrong Advisory Board

Jon D. Runyan to Join SoldierStrong Advisory Board Stamford, CT, February 13, 2015 – Non-profit SoldierStrong announced today that former Congressman and NFL All-Pro Jon D. Runyan will join its Advisory Board. The SoldierStrong Advisory Board provides counsel on ways to better serve and assist members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to former […]

SoldierStrong and Myomo Team up to Enable Paralyzed Veterans to Regain Ability to Support and Move Their Arms Again

SoldierStrong and Myomo Team up to Enable Paralyzed Veterans to Regain Ability to Support and Move Their Arms Again Myomo, a supplier of myoelectric orthotics, recently announced with SoldierStrong, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to working with veterans and veteran organizations, that they have entered into an agreement to supply paralyzed veterans with the MyoPro powered arm […]

Martha MacCallum to Join SoldierStrong Advisory Board

Stamford, CT, Jan. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The SoldierStrong Advisory Board provides counsel on ways to better serve and assist members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to Ms. MacCallum, the Advisory Board is comprised of former United States Senator Joseph Lieberman, Philanthropist John H. Linnartz, Former CEO Linda McMahon, Special Advisor to […]

“Resiliency Translates Well from Military to Academia,” says Soldier for Life, Scholar

“Resiliency Translates Well from Military to Academia,” says Soldier for Life, Scholar Guest post by Lt. Col. Wenceslao Angulo, Strategic Communications Director, U.S. Army Soldier for Life. Learn more about Soldier for Life. “I was an infantry officer who knew how to operate in a platoon, deploy, and lead troops,” said Jesse Campion, who served […]

[Video] FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Martha MacCallum accepts award from SoldierStrong

FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Martha MacCallum accepts award from SoldierStrong On December 8, 2014, SoldierStrong held its second annual event and inaugural Awards Ceremony at the Union League Club of New York. At the event, the organization donated an Ekso Suit to the James J. Peters VA Medical Center located in the Bronx, NY. […]

Dan Rose to be featured on WWE SmackDown

Dan Rose to be featured on WWE SmackDown Dan Rose was in the Army Reserves for 10 years and served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Zahri District and Horn of Panjiwae in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan until he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device on April 27, 2011. The blast […]

[Video] FOX News – Varney and Co.: Paralyzed man walks again with help of bionic suit

FOX News – Varney and Co.: Paralyzed man walks again with help of bionic suit Nathan Harding, co-founder of Ekso Bionics, talks to Stuart Varney, host of Varney and Co. on FOX News Channel, about the Ekso Bionics exosuit and about the non-profit SoldierStrong, while Stuart reviews a live demonstration of the exosuit in action.

SoldierStrong and Airpower Foundation donate robotic exoskeleton to VA North Texas Health Care System

SoldierStrong and Airpower Foundation donate robotic exoskeleton to VA North Texas Health Care System   SoldierStrong, a non-profit foundation focused on helping veterans, announced today that the VA North Texas Health Care System is the next recipient of an Ekso Bionics™ suit (OTCQB:  EKSO).  The Ekso GT™ will help injured veterans walk again at the […]

Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks joins SoldierStrong advisory board

Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks joins SoldierStrong advisory board   Not-for-profit SoldierStrong announced today that Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies has joined its Advisory Board. The SoldierStrong Advisory Board provides counsel on ways to better […]

SoldierStrong forms advisory board

SoldierStrong forms advisory board Stamford, CT, September 11, 2014 – SoldierStrong, a Connecticut-based organization whose mission is helping our service members take their next steps forward, announced today the formation of a Board of Advisors to provide counsel on ways to better serve and assist members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The […]

The Honor Bowl, Oceanside, CA. – September 6, 2014

The Honor Bowl, Oceanside, CA. – September 6, 2014 Joining forces with The Honor Group Inc. – a non-profit whose sole purpose is to raise awareness and educate students, coaches and communities about the needs of our military veterans – SoldierStrong is proud to have helped bring about this year’s Honor Bowl. The Honor Bowl […]

Run to Home Base: Fenway Park, Boston – July 19, 2014

Run to Home Base: Fenway Park, Boston – July 19, 2014 On July 19, 2014, the Home Base Program and the Boston Red Sox Foundation held its fifth annual “Run to Home Base” event at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. SoldierStrong is honored to have been in attendance as one of the event’s invited […]

[Video] WXOW-TV La Crosse – Paralyzed Wisconsin veteran uses bionic suit to walk again

WXOW-TV La Crosse – Paralyzed Wisconsin veteran uses bionic suit to walk again WXOW-TV Channel 19 ABC La Crosse reports on injured veteran Dan Rose’s story and the role non-profit SoldierStrong has played.

[Video] FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Viewers raise nearly $140K for veterans

FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Viewers raise nearly $140K for veterans Martha MacCallum, host of FOX News program America’s Newsroom, updates coverage of non-profit SoldierStrong and spotlights the SoldierStrong exosuit donation ceremony to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (Richmond, VA.).

American Airlines partners with SoldierStrong

American Airlines partners with SoldierStrong to help veterans walk again   STAMFORD, Conn., July 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Not-for-profit SoldierStrong announced today that American Airlines has become the official airline of SoldierStrong. American Airlines  will support the transportation needs of a representative from SoldierStrong and a veteran with spinal cord injuries to fly to [...]

[Video] WWBT-TV Richmond: SoldierStrong Richmond McGuire VA Donation Ceremony, segment 2

WWBT-TV Richmond: SoldierStrong Richmond McGuire VA Donation Ceremony, segment 2 WWBT-TV Channel 12 NBC Richmond reports on the SoldierStrong exosuit donation ceremony to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (Richmond, VA.). Segment 2 of 2.

[Video] WWBT-TV Richmond: SoldierStrong Richmond McGuire VA Donation Ceremony, segment 1

WWBT-TV Richmond: SoldierStrong Richmond McGuire VA Donation Ceremony, segment 1 WWBT-TV Channel 12 NBC Richmond reports on the SoldierStrong exosuit donation ceremony to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (Richmond, VA.). Segment 1 of 2.

[Video] Richmond Times-Dispatch: VA Medical Center receives bionic suit

Richmond Times-Dispatch: VA Medical Center receives bionic suit Device allows soldiers who are paralyzed to stand up and walk Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:30pm by TAMMIE SMITH, Richmond Times-Dispatch Whirring a little like a Transformer and looking a little like Iron Man, Army Sgt. Dan Rose stood with the help of the bionic suit […]

SoldierStrong Foundation donates Ekso Bionics(TM) robotic exoskeleton to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia

SoldierStrong Foundation donates Ekso Bionics(TM) robotic exoskeleton to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia   STAMFORD, Conn., June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the United States prepares to celebrate Independence Day and the intrinsic American values of innovation, freedom and limitless possibility, McGuire VA Medical Center is preparing to receive a bionic exoskeleton […]

[Video] The Honor Group: SoldierStrong Palo Alto VA Donation Ceremony

The Honor Group: SoldierStrong Palo Alto VA Donation Ceremony The Honor Group provides coverage of the SoldierStrong exosuit donation ceremony to the Palo Alto VA Medical Center (Palo Alto, CA.).

[Video] FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Viewers come to aid of paralyzed vet

FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Viewers come to aid of paralyzed vet Martha MacCallum, host of FOX News program America’s Newsroom, follows up on the program’s December 2013 story on SoldierStrong with coverage of the SoldierStrong exosuit donation ceremony to the West Roxbury VA Medical Center (Boston, MA.).

[Video] WCVB-TV Boston: SoldierStrong Boston VA Donation Ceremony

WCVB-TV Boston: SoldierStrong Boston VA Donation Ceremony WCVB-TV Channel 5 ABC Boston covers the SoldierStrong exosuit donation ceremony to the West Roxbury, MA. VA Medical Center.

LaCrosse Tribune: Paralyzed veteran hopes robotics will let him walk again

LaCrosse Tribune: Paralyzed veteran hopes robotics will let him walk again   STEVEN VERBURG, Wisconsin State Journal MADISON — Just less than three years ago, a powerful bomb blast ripped the earth apart along a remote road in Afghanistan, leaving Army Sgt. Dan Rose paralyzed from the chest down. Since then, the Tomah native has [...]

[Video] FOX News Health: Helping paralyzed soldiers take their first steps

FOX News Health: Helping paralyzed soldiers take their first steps by Lindsay CarltonPublished March 05, 2014·FoxNews.com They put their lives on the line for the good of our country every day- American troops aren’t just patriotic heroes, they are survivors. 29 year-old Sgt. Dan Rose from Wisconsin is one of those survivors. He was deployed to […]

[Video] FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Robotic legs help wounded warriors walk

FOX News – America’s Newsroom: Robotic legs help wounded warriors walk Martha MacCallum, host of FOX News program America’s Newsroom, interviews injured veteran Dan Rose and Chris Meek, co-founder of the non-profit SoldierStrong which is helping injured veterans walk again.

[Video] FOX CT: Organization wants to help paralyzed veterans walk again

FOX CT: Organization wants to help paralyzed veterans walk again FOX CT, FOX station affiliate in Connecticut, interviews Chris Meek of SoldierStrong about helping paralyzed veterans walk again.

Stories from Main Street: Stamford charity helps paralyzed vets

Stories from Main Street: Stamford-based charity tries to help paralyzed vets walk again   - HTML audio requires a compatible HTML5-capable browser. If you cannot play the audio, please consider downloading the file or updating your browser. - STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Many soldiers have returned for our dual wars in the Middle East without [...]

Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: May 2013

Z100 Radio – Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: Friday, May 24th, 2013   Elvis Duran and The Morning Show Friday, May 24th, 2013 Z100 Radio – New York City Segment 1: – HTML audio requires a compatible HTML5-capable browser. If you cannot play the audio, please consider downloading the file or updating your browser. […]

[Video] CTNow.com (FOX CT affiliate) SoldierStrong interview

CTNow.com (FOX CT affiliate) SoldierStrong interview CTNow.com, a FOX CT affiliate, interviews Chris Meek of Stamford, Connecticut, who co-founded the non-profit organization SoldierStrong in 2009.

Vineyard Vines helps Soldier Socks expand

Vineyard Vines helps Soldier Socks expand   Written by Ken Borsuk, Editor Greenwich Post Tuesday, 17 July 2012 When it comes to supporting our troops, it’s often the little things that get overlooked — those little items that we take for granted at home, like having a clean pair of socks to wear. That’s always […]

Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: June 2011

Z100 Radio – Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: Wednesday, June 1st, 2011   Elvis Duran and The Morning Show Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Z100 Radio – New York City – HTML audio requires a compatible HTML5-capable browser. If you cannot play the audio, please consider downloading the file or updating your browser. –  

Sock ‘Em: Stamford resident and founder of SoldierStrong receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Sock ‘Em: Stamford resident and founder of SoldierStrong receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award   By Cathryn J. Prince May 29, 2011 The Patch During the Civil War troops looked forward to receiving packages of knit socks and hand rolled bandages, often sent from their hometowns. Now more 27 units of Marines and soldiers eagerly await […]

Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: May 2011

Z100 Radio – Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: Friday, May 27th, 2011   Elvis Duran and The Morning Show Friday, May 27th, 2011 Z100 Radio – New York City – HTML audio requires a compatible HTML5-capable browser. If you cannot play the audio, please consider downloading the file or updating your browser. –  

[Video] Cablevision Neighborhood Journal features SoldierStrong

Cablevision Neighborhood Journal features SoldierStrong   SoldierStrong is featured in Cablevision’s Neighborhood Journal. Chris Meek founder of Soldier Socks receives the Power to Learn Award. From North East Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut. Produced December 2010.  

Elvis Duran and The Morning Show 2010

Z100 Radio – Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: Wednesday, Friday, December 3rd, 2010   Elvis Duran and The Morning Show Friday, December 3rd, 2010 Z100 Radio – New York City – HTML audio requires a compatible HTML5-capable browser. If you cannot play the audio, please consider downloading the file or updating your browser. – […]

Tomorrow’s Vets: Socks for Soldiers

Tomorrow’s Vets: Socks for Soldiers   Thursday is Veterans’ Day. Donate $1.50 at New Balance of New Canaan, and they will send a clean pair of socks to U.S. troops overseas. Pulling on a clean pair of socks is one of the great comforts for a soldier in the field. For a donation of $1.50, […]

Oxford scouts donate to Soldier Socks

Oxford scouts donate to Soldier Socks 04/14/2010 OXFORD – Oxford Girl Scout Troop 60219 recently attended a press conference at the legislative office building in Hartford for their efforts to collect socks for soldiers stationed overseas. The scouts were invited by Christopher Meek, founder of Soldier Socks, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut that collects […]

‘Socks’ raises $600 at Dick’s

‘Socks’ raises $600 at Dick’s Posted on Mar 31, 2010 by Andrew Timothy in News, Organizations While most students go to Dickerman’s Ale House Bar (Andale) in Hamden for drinking and socializing, the students who attended on March 26 were there for a cause. Senior Chris Kito and Tom Abell, a Yale senior, in conjunction […]

Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: Jan 2010

Z100 Radio – Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010   Elvis Duran and The Morning Show Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 Z100 Radio – New York City – HTML audio requires a compatible HTML5-capable browser. If you cannot play the audio, please consider downloading the file or updating your browser. –  

Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: January 2010

Z100 Radio – Elvis Duran and The Morning Show: Thursday, January 14th, 2010   Elvis Duran and The Morning Show Thursday, January 14th, 2010 Z100 Radio – New York City – HTML audio requires a compatible HTML5-capable browser. If you cannot play the audio, please consider downloading the file or updating your browser. –  

[Video] Hartford (WTNH) News Channel 8: Hartford lawmakers collect donations for Rocky Hill veterans home

Hartford (WTNH) News Channel 8: Hartford lawmakers collect donations for Rocky Hill veterans home Sandra Reichman reporting: Hartford lawmakers spent the morning collecting donations for a veterans home in Rocky Hill. It was all part of the 7th annual “State Capitol Secret Santa Collection,” which collects socks and other daily need items for hundreds of […]

Fedele to help local group pack items for troops

Fedele to help local group pack items for troops   Dec 4, 2009 With Christmas fast approaching, several statewide leaders including Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele (R) will be assisting SolderSocks.com on Saturday, December 5 to pack up items such as baby wipes and socks to send to troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Students from [...]

Community responded, expanded when our warriors were in need

Community responded, expanded when our warriors were in need   by Chris Meek What started as a very simple concept, to help our soldiers, has turned into one of the most remarkable things I have seen. Our community has embraced the efforts of SoldierStrong and as a result has had a direct impact on thousands […]

Stamford resident launches non-profit organization to aide troops serving abroad

Stamford resident launches non-profit organization to aide troops serving abroad STAMFORD, CT — Stamford resident Chris Meek launches SoldierStrong.com, a 501(c)(3) organization, to help troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq have access to basic hygienic items. Since SoldierStrong’ inception, the group has shipped a ton of baby wipes and tube socks to soldiers, greatly increasing […]