Wandering Warriors is a fundraising initiative of the Australian Special Air Service Association. In 2015 Wandering Warriors became a nationally registered company. The unique bonds that are formed by service in the SAS are never severed. We hold that we have a lifelong obligation to care for and support our brothers and their families and, where practicable, extend that care to the wider veteran community.

Our volunteers strive to assist all wounded, injured and ill veterans and their families. Wandering Warriors relies on YOUR GENEROSITY to support all its services and programs.

 

Education

Military skills don’t always translate readily or practically into the civilian world. Veterans looking to re-focus their lives who need further education or retraining. Wandering Warriors has linked with institutes of higher learning, such as the University of Queensland Business School, to provide degree programs for selected veterans.

 

Employment

Wandering Warrior is building a network of Australian companies committed to training and offering work placement for veterans. Companies looking for employees who have demonstrated such qualities as loyalty, integrity, courage, tenacity, initiative, perseverance and humor. Or companies wishing to simply thank a veteran. As we expand nationally, we expect this program to grow. If you operate an Australian company that would be interested in our program, please contact us!

 

Mentoring

The Australian SAS Regiment and defence force at large, has produced an extensive network of successful individuals in many walks of life; including former soldiers who continue to serve their community in leadership roles in government, in the business world, and in a range of professions. Wandering Warriors taps into that network to provide mentoring for veterans seeking new challenges. It also taps into the skill sets available within our range of corporate partners and supporters. Wandering Warriors corporate partners also provide a significant and diversified field of ‘on the job training’ opportunities. We also provide opportunities to undertake trade and technical training.

 

Respite

The unique nature of special force service where training and operations are conducted at a tempo not experienced by the wider defence community, places addition and cumulative mental and emotional stresses not only on the soldiers but also their wives and children. The respite program enables families to escape the up tempo environment at the regiment to unwind, relax and reconnect.

Introducing the Project Excalibur program which enables selected families to escape the day-to-day stresses of their military life for a quiet respite.

 

Events

Wandering Warriors originally raised funds by conducting endurance events that aligned with the ethos and reputation of the SAS Regiment. Events that challenged physically and emotionally. The first two events held were:

Events now include:

  • Corporate Leadership lunches
  • Corporate Broadroom lunches
  • Corporate Warrior Challenge
  • Corporate Stretcher Carry Challenge
  • The occasional long walk

 

Other services

Wandering Warriors works cooperatively with the Department of Defence, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and other ex-service organisations to ensure that veterans are directed to the agency or organisation best equipped to handle their cases or needs. In some instances, our charity partners – such as the White Cloud Foundation which operates PTSD clinics – have the best specialist support capabilities.

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