WWE has a long history of supporting our Armed forces because we are extremely grateful for the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes.
– Vince McMahon, CEO
WWE’s longstanding commitment to the military in the U.S. and abroad includes visiting nearly 400 military installations, entertaining U.S. soldiers through Tribute to the Troops annual holiday special, offering all U.S. military personnel free tickets to all its Live Events in the United States and partnering with military organizations, such as Hire Heroes USA to provide workforce assistance through personalized employment training, career panels and networking events.
Tribute to the Troops
WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops is a multi-day event, during the holidays, to thank our servicemen and women and their families for their service to our country, complete with WWE community outreach events featuring WWE Superstars.
Hire Heroes USA and WWE
WWE’s partnership with Hire Heroes USA is focused on creating job opportunities for military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training, career workshops and panels hosted by WWE and public awareness campaigns during Memorial Day, Veterans Day and WWE’s Tribute to the Troops.
WWE is proud to support USO-Metro and their tireless efforts to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. USO-Metro awarded WWE with its first Legacy of Hope Award and WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon serves on its Board of Directors.
How Is WWE Involved With the Military
WWE Superstars regularly visit military bases and hospitals, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center (prior to closing its doors in 2011) and Bethesda Naval Hospital to bolster the morale of our troops. In 2004, the USO of Metropolitan Washington presented WWE with the first ever “Legacy of Hope” award for the company’s extensive support of our troops and the USO’s Operation Care Package program.
WWE is also a proud supporter of the National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Program, which assists youths in obtaining their G.E.D. or becoming educated in technical trades. WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston serves as spokesperson for the program.
WWE is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. WWE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. WWE also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws.