Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded non‐profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded military and law enforcement veterans through physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. Our programs help participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork, and perseverance. This ultimately enables the lives of our wounded military and public service veterans to go in directions they may have once thought were impossible.
OEW is a 100% volunteer-run organization. Donations go directly towards operational support of the organization and our various programs.
OEW expanded our programs in 2018 to include Adventure. Encompassing many facets of endurance and physically-rigorous challenges, the OEW Adventure program answers the call of those wounded veterans who choose to push longer and harder than our typical Athletic Events. With activities such as rucks, mountain climbing, multi-day biking tours, and more... OEW strives to provide safe and challenging activities full of adventure and personal satisfaction towards setting even higher goals and breaking the barriers of adaptability.
As an Operation Enduring Warrior program, OEW archery empowers and motivates our honorees by teaching and practicing the art and sport of archery with a focus on mindfulness, dedication, and precision.
OEW offers wounded veterans the opportunity to physically challenge themselves through overcoming seemingly insurmountable feats. The OEW Team and supporters join alongside our Honorees in a variety of physically challenging events such as obstacle course racing, hand cycling, triathlons and more.
We’ve partnered with Indian Valley Scuba to assist our Honorees in achieving their Open Water Diving Certification. The sport of scuba offers an eye-opening adventure within the depths of a world that many have dared not to explore.
OEW Skydive’s mission is to facilitate skydiving for wounded veterans from initial training through to the achievement of their USPA A-license certification. This program offers an unparalleled sense of freedom of flight and endless mental, physical, and emotional rehabilitative solutions in what can feel like a completely new dimension in their lives, often becoming a lifelong hobby.
Task Force Sentinel (TFS):
Task Force Sentinel is a collaboration borne out of the growing urgency for rehabilitative programs in support of our nation's law enforcement officers. Their front-line readiness and daily struggles in an ever-increasing hostile environment has grabbed our attention and called us to envelope their community in the same strong bonds of brotherly and sisterly love we have come to know as OEW. TFS mirrors all other programs offered by OEW to directly benefit our LEO athletes.
OEW Team Members and Community Ambassadors visit key recovery and rehabilitation facilities to share our experiences as a means to inspire hope and build a larger sense of community. Visits may include locations such as Walter Reed Hospital, military bases and VAs, where members of OEW get to know wounded veterans personally and offer them opportunities to participate with OEW.
Designed to create interaction between wounded veterans and the community, we send our heroes to public speaking courses in order to increase their comfort level with engaging large crowds and obtain a new, lifelong skill. They can then engage in public speaking opportunities with schools, community and veteran groups, corporations, news outlets and other charitable organizations.