Coalition in the News

Coalition in the News

Walker Delivers Keynote during Veterans Day Event

Walker spoke on the sacrifice made by veterans everywhere and the toll that service to the country takes on both the service member and their family. READ MORE

Coalition President Presents at Virginia Board of Supervisors Meeting

David Walker shares the Coalition’s mission and more READ MORE 

Coalition Launches Grateful Nation Fund To Support Families of Kabul Airport Bombing Victims

Anonymous donor taps Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to provide funds in honor of 13 KIA servicemembers  READ MORE

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Named Among ‘2022 Best Non-Profits To Work For’

Veterans group among Top 5 of 50 ranked organizations in national survey READ MORE

NAPE Awards $85,000 Grant to Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

Veterans organization receives funding for new ‘America’s Little Helpers’ program READ MORE

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Mourns Passing of Chief Ambassador, Major General Jack Singlaub

War hero and long-standing board member passes at age of 100. READ MORE

John Singlaub, American Commando and Leader, Dies at 100

Major General (Retired) John Singlaub, a legendary commando who left his impact on the U.S. special operations community, passed away aged 100. READ MORE

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Receives 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes(Coalition) as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.  READ MORE

Mary Herrera on the Veteran Voice podcast airing on KRDO Radio.  Mary’s segment starts at 15:45- Hear it HERE.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes sponsors end of summer Palooza for military families at Fort Leonard Wood

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes announced Monday that it will once again join with Blue Star Families of Missouri to help distribute non-perishable foods and hygiene products to active-duty and veteran military families living in and around Fort Leonard Wood. Read more

2 weeks’ worth of food given to military families at JEB Little Creek

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes collaborated Friday with Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek to give our two weeks’ worth of food to 150 military families. Read more.

Walker: The Grim Aftermath of War

Memorial Day calls us to remember the sacrifices of our fellow Americans who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms —and often pay a high price for their courage.Read more.

Check out Coalition Friend – JP Lane
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – “Never give up; never surrender.” That is the message retired Spc. Justin “JP” Lane had for Soldiers here this week during his visit as part of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Holistic Outreach and Engagement Campaign.  CLICK: Fort Leonard Wood gets inspirational visitor | Article | The United States Army

The Coalition and the “Wounded Warrior Experience”

The program examines transitional issues confronted by combat wounded veterans upon their return to the states. This year’s program focuses primarily on mental health. See it all HERE

800 southern Colorado veterans receive meals for a week – Colorado Springs, Colorado

2 news stories about the Coalition’s efforts in ColoradoHERE and HERE

Food distribution supports airmen, families during quarantine at Whiteman Air Force Base

Blue Star Families held its second food distribution event for military families in partnership with The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition) and Feed The Children. Read more…

The Coalition Sponsors Hunger Relief for Military Families

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Hear from our veteran staff member, Mary Jessie Herrera and a fellow veteran on how the isolation and adverse conditions of COVID-19 virus are affecting our injured servicemembers. 

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“How you can help injured veterans during the covid-19 pandemic” – AZTV 7

Hear from our veteran staff member, Mary Jessie Herrera, on how this crises is affecting our veterans.  Watch Video…

Staying in Communication with Veterans During this Crisis

“What you can do to support wounded veterans during the coronavirus pandemic” – Great Day Washington – 9 WUSA  Watch Video…

Veteran’s Caregiver Alliance Launches

Caregivers to Combat-Wounded Veterans Are Focus of Unique Service Launched by the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

Veteran’s Caregiver Alliance created exclusively to meet the needs of often-overlooked heroes. Read more…



Combat-Wounded Veterans Gather for Heroes Freedom Weekend

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes hosts 34 married couples at extraordinary event in New York City Sept 27-Oct. 1. Read more…

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Awards $25,000 Grant to Madison Fields Commercial Greenhouse Project

Donation to provide therapeutic support for combat-wounded veterans with PTSD and other intellectual and developmental disabilities presented Sept. 25. Read more…

Op-Ed: The True Meaning of Patriot Day

Joe Torrillo was a lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department, on limited duty because of a severe injury, when he saw the plane fly into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Read more…

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Awards $7,500 Grant to Combat Veteran Homelessness

LEESBURG, Va. (Sept. 10, 2018) – The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, today presented a $7,500 grant to Wounded Warrior Homes (WWH) of San Marcos, Calif. Read more..

Wounded Veterans to Parachute Onto Jacksonville Beach for Never Quit Warrior Challenge

JACKSONVILLE, FL (June 2, 2015) – Participants and spectators at this weekend’s Never Quit Warrior Challenge are in for a special thrill as six American heroes parachute onto Jacksonville Beach on Saturday afternoon, June 6.  The group, which includes six representatives of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, will also be competing in various physical challenges throughout the day. Read More…

Page Named to Board of Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

LEESBURG, VA (April 20, 2015) – The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, announced today that it has elected Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Page (U.S. Air Force – Ret.) to its Board of Directors. Read More.

Double Amputee to Parachute into ‘Fore Our Troops’ Golf Tournament at Lansdowne

LEESBURG, VA (April 13, 2015) – Participants in a charity golf tournament this Friday are in for a special thrill as Dana Bowman, a member of Team Fastrax, America’s Skydiving Team, parachutes into the Lansdowne Resort golf course with the American flag waving proudly behind. Read More.

BLOG- Rob Jones- The 5th Floor

After my condition stabilized, I was transferred to the fifth floor of the hospital, onto Ward 5 East. The fifth floor was where all of us wounded guys went to heal, and would be my home for the next month. Remembering it now, it seems like it lasted closer to four months. Unfortunately, I had separated from Daniel at this point. Read More.

Patton Veterans Project Receives $5,000 Grant from Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

Feb 3, 2015

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the global War on Terror, today announced the awarding of a $5,000 grant to the Patton Veterans Project, Inc. The grant will help fund a therapeutic filmmaking workshop for wounded veterans planned for Fort Stewart, GA, in early February. Read More.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Awards $5,000 Grant to our Military Kids
Jan 26, 2015
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the global War on Terror, today announced the awarding of a $5,000 grant to Our Military Kids. Read More.

WALKER: The desperate fight against fanaticism
Nov 10, 2014
We expect our soldiers to be brave but assume they hope and pray to survive so they can return home to their loved ones. We are at a loss to understand the mentality of men who are actually eager to sacrifice their lives on the battlefield. Read more.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Announces “Road to Recovery Week”
Oct 13, 2014
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recognizes Coalition’s Road to Recovery Conference to help military veterans and their families reintegrate into civilian life, at the kick-off reception on Oct. 4, 2014. Read more.

Coalition Awards $7500 Grant to Help Build a Home for a Severely Wounded Veteran
Sept 10, 2014
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has awarded a $7500 grant to the EOD Warrior Foundation for the Home for a Hero Community Campaign to build a home for Aaron Causey, a combat-wounded, 12-year military veteran and Bronze Star recipient, his wife Kathleen “Kat” and their 8-month old baby girl. Read more.

Hon. Fred Foreman Retained as Special Counsel
Sept 10, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition) announced today the appointment of the Hon. Fred Foreman as its new Special Counsel. Foreman is currently Senior Counsel at Freeborn & Peters LLP, a Chicago-based law firm. Read more.

Bennigan’s Hosting “Happy Hour with a Hero”
Sept 2, 2014
As part of its summer-long campaign to honor America’s finest, Bennigan’s is hosting a special “Happy Hour with a Hero” at its Tysons Corner location on Thursday, Sept. 4. The guest of honor will be Sgt. Matthew Pennington, U.S. Army (Ret.). Read more.

Help troops get mental health treatment: Your Say
June 24, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs is not ready for an increase in post-traumatic stress disorder cases among troops and veterans, according to an Institute of Medicine panel. Letter to the editor and comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar: Read more.

The Psychic Wounds of Veterans
June 14, 2014
War’s Elite Tough Guys, Hesitant to Seek Healing” (front page, June 6) puts a spotlight on a serious challenge facing the country: how to help the tens of thousands of returning veterans with psychic wounds. Read more.

HERRERA: Remember the female veterans
June 12, 2014
This is Army Week, the 239th anniversary of the Army’s founding, and it offers an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary service of female veterans such as myself — 2.2 million and counting — and the unique challenges we face on active duty and after we leave the service. Read more.

Walker to Speak At National Memorial Day Parade
May 22, 2014
CEO of Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to remind celebrants of veterans’ sacrifices, hidden traumas and on-going need for support. Read more.

Bennigan’s Calls on Americans Everywhere to Help Honor U.S. Military with ‘Wall of Heroes’
May 22, 2014
This year, Bennigan’s is encouraging patriots everywhere to raise a virtual toast in honor of anyone who is currently serving or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces at Supporters may choose from four different drinks, which may be personalized with messages thanking their hero for his or her sacrifice. Read more.

Double Amputee to Parachute into Coca-Cola 600
May 20, 2014
Dana Bowman to deploy special chute honoring Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes at Sunday’s race. Read more.

Community Rallies to Give Wounded Veteran a ‘Dream Wedding’ in Georgetown
May 19, 2014
Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organizes local volunteers, businesses to create special ceremony for couple. Read more.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Elects New Chairman
May 14, 2014
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes announced election of Lt. Col. Thomas J. Orlowski as its new chairman. Read more.

Talented Local Artist, Backed by All-Star Band, to Debut “Salute” to Wounded Heroes
May 12, 2014
On Sunday, May 25, Cassidy will officially debut Salute at a free Memorial Day concert at the Delray Center for the Arts. Read more.

DFW’s Original Mud Run to Benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
March 31, 2014
This Saturday, April 5, you can support wounded veterans when the Original Mud Run returns to North Texas. Read more.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is Named 2014 Helios Apollo Award Finalist
March 26, 2014
The not-for-profit organization has been named a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Helios Apollo Awards. Read more.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Partners with Wild For Life Foundation
March 21, 2014
Wild for Life Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. Read more.

Paralympian Embarks on Cross-Country Cycling Journey
October 14, 2013
Wounded Marine Rob Jones on quest to raise $1 million for charities that supported his recovery. Read more.

$6,500 Grant Awarded to Purdue University for Flight-Training Program
September 16, 2013
One combat-wounded veteran to attend seven-week academy at no cost. Read More.

Coalition’s Daughenbaugh Promoted to Vice President
August 13, 2013
Combat-wounded veteran joins leadership ranks at leading service organization. Read More.

$10,000 Grant to Expand Veteran Job Opportunities through IVET
August 1, 2013
Career transition workshops help wounded veterans prepare for civilian life. Read More.

Veteran turns rundown homes into houses for homeless female veterans
August 2, 2013
CSAH contributes to affordable housing project for homeless female veterans. Watch Now.

$5,400 Grant Awarded to DC-based start up committed to empowering combat-wounded veterans
July 22, 2013
CSAH awards grant to help fund an innovative venture that will hire and train U.S. veterans and their spouses. Read More

BBQ Fundraiser Will Kickoff Cross Country Bike Trip by Wounded Warrior and Paralympian Rob Jones
July 11, 2013
July 27th event by “Fired Up To Help” to benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.Read More

Donation to Final Salute will provide transitional support for women and children
July 10, 2013
CSAH awarded a $5,000 Grant to Final Salute, Inc to provide transitional housing for homeless female veterans and their children. Read More.

$5,000 Grant Awarded to Commissioning Wounded Warrior Sculpture
July 8, 2013
“Heroic Challenges” to serve as inspiration for wounded veterans undergoing rehab.Read More

$7500 in Grants Awarded to VA Hospitals Across the Western U.S.
June 26, 2013
Multi-state grants will fund variety of services for wounded veterans. Read More

U.S. Veterans Arts Program Receives $7,500 Grant from CSAH
June 24, 2013
Donation will fund innovative art-therapy programs for wounded veterans. Read More

CSAH Teams with Feed The Children to Distribute Goods to Wounded Veterans
June 12, 2013
Massive donations of books, bottled water and more delivered to U.S. Army bases.Read More

Bennigan’s to Honor U.S. Military with Wall of Heroes
May 22, 2013
Second annual tribute to veterans, active duty soldiers will benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. Read More.

Lightning Star Marty St. Louis Raises More Than $10,000 for Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
May 15, 2013
The Greater Tampa Bay Area GMC Dealers couldn’t have picked a better player than Marty St. Louis to headline their season-long fundraising effort benefiting America’s wounded veterans. Read More.

America’s Mighty Warriors Receive $12,500 Grant from CSAH
April 2, 2013
This donation will enable wounded warriors, families of fallen to attend Allaso Ranch retreat. Read more

Ramp construction for Nashville based wounded warrior
March 28, 2013
Volunteers from local companies band together to assist veteran and his family. Read more

Horses Helping Heroes Project Receives $6,000 Grant from CSAH
March 28, 2013
This Grant will fund equine-assisted activities and therapies for wounded veterans.Read more.

CSAH Announces 2013 Road to Recovery Details
The signature Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute will take place in Orlando, FL, December 9-12, 2013. Read more

CSAH Awards $25,000 Grant to Boulder Crest Retreat.
A $25,000 grant was presented to the Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, VA. The grant will fund the construction of a therapeutic fishing pier at the new retreat being built for veterans seeking physical, mental and spiritual recovery from the wounds of war. Read more

CSAH Makes $10,000 Grant to Assist Veterans with Brain Injuries.
A donation to the Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injuries (RMHABI) will provide urgent counseling and hyperbaric treatment services to severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror.  The grant will fund the provision of psychological counseling to brain-injured veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS) disorder.
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Grant Funds Combat Veteran Homelessness.
Funding of NACV’s housing project supports initiative by Mayor Gray, DCOVA and Federal VA. The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, today announced the awarding of a $17,000 grant to complete the construction of transitional housing for nine formerly homeless veterans living in Washington, D.C. Read more

The project is being orchestrated by the National Association of Concerned Veterans (NACV) in response to a major initiative by District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, the DC Office of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to end homelessness for District veterans by the year 2015. Read more

High School Volunteers, American Legion Help CSAH Distribute Thanksgiving Gift Checks.
Two high school students from Keller, Texas joined forces with The American Legion to help the CSAH complete its annual Thanksgiving Thank You Meal gift check program for severely wounded Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans.

Karlei Summerford and Taylor Lovera, seniors at Keller High School, volunteered to help the Legion distribute nearly $180,000 in gift checks the CSAH had raised this year for wounded OEF/OIF veterans around the country – nearly 3,000 in all – so they could be assured of sharing a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. Read more.

Field Reps Honor Veterans Day
Coalition national spokesmen, Jorge DeLeon, Jim Kokas, and Donny Daughenbaugh, observed the 2012 Veterans Day by representing the thousands of service members around the country who were severely wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in the variety of celebrations organized by their local communities.

DeLeon, a former sergeant in the Army, addressed students, parents, school and local officials and guests during the Veterans Day ceremonies at Canyon High School in Comal, TX. Kokas, a retired Army medic, was one of the key organizers of the annual “Welcome Home” Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Long Beach (CA) Medical Center. Meanwhile, retired USMC Sgt. Donny Daughenbaugh was an honored guest of Mayor Annise D. Parker for the City of Houston’s annual “Salute American Heroes” celebration.

Coalition Completes Massive Book Distribution. After months of organizing, recruiting and directing a small army of individuals and support organizations, the Coalition recently completed the distribution of 200,000 books donated by author James Patterson earlier this year to military bases around the country. Read more.

Furniture Donation Transforms SFAC at Fort Campbell. With the installation of the set of ultra-comfortable La-Z-Boy recliners, the Soldier and Family Assistance Center at Fort Campbell, KY can now offer what many wounded warriors and their families may need most during their recovery – peace and quiet. Read more.

Television, newspapers, magazines and websites help the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes spread its message. Click on the links below to read about us in the news!

Kudos to CSAH and American Legion

November 25, 2011

Non-Profit Gives Thanks to Wounded Vets for Thanksgiving
Norfolk, VA
November 23, 2011

CSAH and Legion Team Up to Help Wounded Warriors on Thanksgiving

November 15, 2011

Starring Role in Short Film Brings Healing to Wounded Pittsfield Veteran

Bangor Daily News,
Bangor, ME
April 4, 2011

Local Films Help Raise Money for Veterans,
Portland, ME
March 17, 2011

Maine Filmmaker, Disabled Vet Tell Story of Returning Home After War

The Forecaster, Falmouth, ME

March 15, 2011

A Hero Helping Heroes

Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer

Jan. 31, 2011


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