Team Red, White and Blue connects Veterans to their communities with social and physical activities

Team RWB wants you to join the more than 160K Eagles across the Nation



Did you know that there are 3.5 million post-9/11 Veterans nationwide, and that 250,000 more service members will leave active duty this year to join them? These Veterans often face isolation, lack of physical fitness, and a lack of purpose in a world that doesn’t understand the military.

Team Red, White & Blue’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s Veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Utilizing a nationwide network of chapters, Team RWB hosts and participates in events designed to bring veterans together and engage in the communities where they live and work.

Whether it’s workouts, races, social activities or community service projects, Team RWB members, also known as Eagles, support each other through shared values and experiences; there’s probably an RWB chapter near you.

Join Team RWB

Joining Team RWB is easy

Visit the Team RWB homepage to sign up. New members also receive a free Team RWB Nike t-shirt ($5 shipping and handling charge). New eagles are also quickly connected to their local chapter to learn about upcoming local activities. More than 160K Veterans, their families, and non-military supporters have already joined Team RWB.

Team Red, White & Blue is a nonprofit founded by Veterans working to solve the epidemic of loneliness through physical activity. Team RWB is the bridge connecting communities where Veterans and civilians work together to gain common understanding.

Team RWB takes the best of military service–the camaraderie and physical challenges–and creates a new family of Eagles connected through physical activity.

“Staying active both physically and socially is key for a lot of Veterans, especially those who have been wounded, ill or injured,” said Tampa VAMC Chief of Recreation and U.S. Army Veteran Geoff Hopkins. “It’s very important for those Veterans with ‘invisible wounds,’ such as PTSD, to engage in activities in the community, to draw them out of their dark places and get them interacting with others.”

Take the 1776 Challenge (July 17-July 4)

Independence Day is for celebrating our nation’s freedom. This summer, Team Red, White & Blue will showcase their commitment to the men and women who have fought for our freedom with the 1776 CHALLENGE.

Team RWB invites you to join all Team RWB Eagles across the nation. Whether you do it with someone else or weave it into your workout, you will know that thousands of others will be taking on that day’s unique challenge with you! Dedicate your hard work and sweat to celebrate our nation’s Veterans and their commitment to this great nation. Every time you “check in,” you will be entered into a chance to win prizes! 

Take the 1776 Challenge

 

Disclaimer: The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services on the part of the VA.

Author

Steven Clipp

Steve Clipp joined VA in 2017 with the White House/VA Hotline and is currently on detail as a communications specialist with the Veteran Experience Office. Steve, a Navy Veteran, served as an electronics technician in Fighter Squadron 31 (VF 31-F/14s) on-board the USS Abraham Lincoln. Using the GI Bill, he graduated from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Comments

  1. Jay    

    Get some Adidas shirts and then we’ll see.

  2. Dallas Peterson    

    I was pretty upset I missed the swoosh on the shirt, there’s one on the back and front and the back one is way bigger than the front.

    I got most of it off with acetone, and got a latex iron on flag, Stars and Stripes, to iron over it (which cost more than the shirt) so I may wear it out and about just to get a chance to talk about Nike treason supporters. You hear Kapernick nixed a Betsy Ross design Nike had set to come out? ‘Cause it might be offensive?

    So if you have a RWB shirt with a swoosh but you want to disavow Nike politics, carefully use a little acetone in a well ventilated area or just get creative with your own protest, and put a circle with a slash over it, for example.

    As far as the organization is concerned, I have no interest in supporting a Nike operation, and it’s typical for the tone deaf VA to set up and support this franchising effort.

    Resist Wrong-minded Blame

  3. Basil Blake    

    Nike?? … Humm
    Think I’ll wait this out before joining. See where my Fellow veterans go with this…

  4. John Bearden    

    Am I correct, Nike is somewhat involved in this? If so, count me out.

  5. John Bearden    

    What’s on the back of the t-shirt? All that is shown is the front.

  6. Bruce Lisitza    

    If you start a chapter what kind of support from the organization do you receive?

  7. randall sharpe    

    was excited until you mentioned the flag kneeling nike corporation………

    1. Steve Mazy USMC RVN    

      You anti-kneelers are missing the point. It’s not disrespecting the flag, it’s respecting—the right to respect as a citizen of this nation, especially african americans—Many, many who have served their country just like you.

      1. Pam Paulin    

        I disagree with you. Any US citizen that kneels during the playing of the National Anthem are insulting the Country. Period. No exception. No excuse.

    2. Dallas Peterson    

      Ahh, but with the right approach, you can counter their message. Assuming my comment makes it through moderation, see above.

  8. John Jones    

    As a former member of this organization, I can in no way endorse this organization for fellow veterans as their focus is not on “enriching veterans lives”, but rather sales and promotion of their brand. They simply are not fulfilling their mission as charged.

    1. Pam Paulin    

      Thank you John, for sharing your experience. The more I started looking into the organization, the more I got that feeling. I appreciate you confirming my suspicions. Stay safe out there.

  9. David Wilson    

    Free shirt to me is free not 5 dollars shipping I can buy 5 dollar t-shirts kinda seem like a scam
    I do like idea of organization non the less I need to get more social outside of family.

    1. Caitlin Babin    

      The first $5 shirt has lasted us over 3 years .. they are made to last and worth $5 … it is so worth it!!!

  10. Todd Cowan    

    Team RWB is open to all veterans regardless of age. It’s also open to community members who support our veterans. It’s FREE to join.

  11. Gerald schreiber    

    I wouldn’t support anything that Nike is involved with

    1. Steve Mazy USMC RVN    

      You anti-kneelers are missing the point. It’s not disrespecting the flag, it’s respecting—the right to respect as a citizen of this nation, especially african americans—Many, many who have served their country just like you.

  12. William Higgins    

    Is this group for all vets regardless of age or physical status?

    1. Georgina Biehl    

      Yes! All veterans are welcome.

    2. James Walters    

      Opinions are like backsides, one to a customer and most stink. They are disrespecting the flag and the nation. You can come up with any excuse but as my ol’ daddy used to say, “In order to hide behind something, you have to make yourself smaller than it is.”

    3. James Walters    

      Opinions are like backsides, one to a customer and most stink. They are disrespecting the flag and the nation. You can come up with any excuse but as my ol’ daddy used to say, “In order to hide behind something, you have to make yourself smaller than it is.”

  13. Juanita Altobelli    

    Your dates are incorrect for the dates of the challenge. It reads July 17-July 4…it should read JUNE 17 – July 4 under the 1776 Challenge.

  14. Donald R Hause    

    Is Team RWB only open to post 9/11 veterans. Are there similar organizations for Vietnam Era veterans?

    1. James Lord    

      Is there an age limit? Is it open to all vets?

    2. Georgina Biehl    

      We welcome veterans of all eras and anyone who supports us!

    3. Todd Cowan    

      Team RWB is open to all veterans regardless of age. It’s also open to community members who support our veterans. It’s FREE to join.

  15. Sharine Beeson    

    How do I get the t-shirt?
    How can I start a chapter in my area?

  16. Sharine Beeson    

    How can i statt a team in my area?

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