The George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and military families by improving their well-being and unleashing their potential.

Through research, resources, programs and Presidential recognition – the unique ability of the former Commander in Chief to convene, spotlight, and inspire – the Military Service Initiative unites and empowers communities, non-profits (military service organizations), business, academia, philanthropy and individual citizens to effectively support post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families in the areas of jobs, wellness, family, education, housing and women’s veteran issues.

The Warrior Open is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament, including an 18-hole Pro-Am, which will take place on October 1-2, 2014 at Las Colinas Country Club near Dallas, TX.  The event honors U.S. service members who serve and sacrifice to defend the United States of America and heralds the many effective organizations that give their time, talents and resources to support the men and women of our military and their families.

In 2013, Corporal Chad Pfeifer, U.S. Army (Ret.), took home the Champion’s Cup for lowest gross score; Captain Matt Anderson, U.S. Army, and Staff Sergeant Ben Dellinger, U.S. Army (Ret.), tied for the Warrior Cup for lowest net score.

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The George W. Bush Presidential Center today opened applications for the fourth Warrior Open, a golf tournament featuring members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served their country honorably and have been severely wounded since September 11, 2001.

"On Memorial Day, America’s thoughts go to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces who gave their lives for the country they love. They defended our Nation, liberated the oppressed, and served the cause of liberty.