Reconnecting America’s Warriors
Every combat veteran deserves the opportunity to reunite, remember, and renew the bond formed in service to country, together. WRF is a 501c3 nonprofit built by combat veterans and run by veterans who are impassioned with helping our brothers and sisters in arms as they continue to navigate civilian life.
Warrior Reunion Foundation supports combat veterans in overcoming the challenges of post-military transition by reconnecting those who served together overseas. We challenge stigma through shared experience, rebuilding essential peer support networks that enable our veterans to live with meaning, purpose, and positive impact in their communities.
Maintaining connection to our battle buddies is the key to combating the isolation our warriors feel in their transition to civilian life.
And we’re just getting started. Demand for our support has never been higher, and the need for connection has never been more urgent.
94% of post-reunion survey respondents said that attending their reunion “strengthened their social connections with their military family.”
What’s at Stake?
America’s warriors share an unbreakable bond. Formed in the cauldron of combat, the connection between those who have fought our nation’s wars endures long after the fields of battle fall silent. But as our veterans transition to life after service they often find themselves separated from their most important resource: each other. Warrior Reunion Foundation solves this problem. Our reunions help warriors thrive in life after service by building peer support networks one unit at a time.
How We Support
We train together. We fight together. We cannot successfully transition alone. Our program connects combat veterans with the only population that can offer real “peer support” – the “battle buddies” they served with in combat. Our unique model eliminates the most common barriers to engagement by mobilizing the unparalleled trust of personal relationships at the small unit level, while covering all costs associated with attending a reunion.
You Can Help
“Thank you for your service” should mean more than a handshake or a yellow ribbon. By partnering with our team, your family, club, organization, company, or community can help sponsor a reunion to reconnect a combat veteran unit that has fought for our nation. We connect you directly with a unit planning a reunion, mobilizing grass-roots support to help them realize their reunion vision. Through shared experience we build lasting relationships between our veterans and communities across America.
In the News
James Ferguson would say that the creation of his organization, Warrior Reunion Foundation, all happened by accident, but many of the best things tend to happen that way. During his six years of service as a Marine Officer (2013-2017), Ferguson completed a combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 where he led a unit of Marines in the Kajaki region of Helmand Province.
Veterans Day is a time to remember and honor the sacrifices of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. No matter when or where they served, there is a bond between them which will never be torn apart. Sometimes that bond needs to be fortified through love, support and an understanding some veterans struggle more than others upon returning home. That’s where the Warrior Reunion Foundation (WRF) steps in.
Founded in 2017 by Marine combat veterans James Ferguson and Drew St Cyr, WRF "supports combat veterans in overcoming the challenges of post-military transition by reconnecting those who served together overseas" through reunions that build camaraderie and community.
“One of the most dangerous things you can do is to isolate people,” said Bart Cole, executive director of WRF and a Marine combat veteran.