Domestic Excellence

Team 43

Highlighting the resilience and continued leadership of our wounded warriors and their families.

Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson
A highly-competitive golf tournament
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Warrior 100K
A high-endurance mountain bike ride
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Team 43 Sports showcases the courage, commitment, and resilience of these warriors and underscores the importance of sports as part of the rehabilitation process for our men and women injured on the front lines.

The Bush Institute hosts two events featuring injured servicemen and women: the W100K, a high-endurance three-day bike ride, and the Warrior Open, a highly competitive golf tournament. Since 2011, more than 140 warriors have participated in Team 43 Sports events.

Team 43 Alumni 

A nationwide alumni program provides leadership and skills training to over 140 warriors. These resources assist in their transition and help them continue to lead in their communities.

Military Service Initiative

Ensuring post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life

Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret.
Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret. April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR
Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR Director, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Kacie Kelly
Kacie Kelly Program Director, Health and Wellbeing George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Emily Casarona
Emily Casarona Associate, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Enisha Williams
Enisha Williams Manager, Leadership Programs George W. Bush Institute Full Bio