Domestic Excellence

Team 43

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

Warrior Open, presented by AT&T
Highly competitive golf tournament, coming fall 2021.
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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 180 veterans have participated in Team 43 Sports events.

Team 43 Alumni 

A nationwide alumni program provides leadership and skills training to the veterans who have ridden in the W100K and played in the Warrior Open. 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

Col. Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR
Col. Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR Director, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Christopher Vidaurre
Christopher Vidaurre Senior Program Manager, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Robert A. McDonald
Robert A. McDonald The April and Jay Graham Fellow George W. Bush Institute Full Bio