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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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 is joined by the US Surgeon General and the NBA to bring awareness to mental health awareness month.
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 announces a year-long partnership with Honor and Respect to benefit veterans throughout the country living with post-traumatic stress.
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.
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.
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).
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 donated an Indego Therapy exoskeleton to the St. Louis Veterans Health Care System on Friday.
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.
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
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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, 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 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 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 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 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 […]
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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 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 that […]
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.).
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.).
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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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 Written by Ken Borsuk, EditorGreenwich 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 been the […]
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Sock ‘Em: Stamford resident and founder of SoldierStrong receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award By Cathryn J. PrinceMay 29, 2011The 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 care packages from […]
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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.
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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, the […]
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 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 […]
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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 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 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, 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 […]