Operation Ward 57 has served the veteran and wounded warrior community for many years. When we first started, the mission was to assist and support the veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the mission must adapt and evolve.


One of Operation Ward 57’s most successful programs was the Honor and Courage Program, led by Heather Sliwinski. Heather’s efforts have assisted and supported thousands of veterans, as many of you know. We are very excited to announce that The Honor and Courage Foundation is now registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization where it will honor the legacies while giving hope and healing to those still in the fight.


After much reflection, we have decided to close our doors and pass the baton to the Honor and Courage Foundation to take flight and continue the mission.


We are confident that you will find that the Honor and Courage Foundation will take the mission into the future and will continue to support our veterans, wounded warriors, and caregivers for many years to come.


One of the first things that The Honor and Courage Foundation will be continuing and launching is the Adopt a Family Program that OPW57 has run for many years to spread Christmas Cheer to veteran and Gold Star Families in need. The applications are live on the website for both families and sponsors, and this year, Vietnam Veterans will be permitted to apply, so sponsors can send some Christmas Cheer their way.


Please visit their website and social media pages to learn more:


Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551069111193

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honorandcouragefoundation/


It has been a pleasure assisting all of you over the years, so although it is sad to see this chapter closed, we are very excited about the wonderful things to come.


The Honor and Courage Foundation will continue to advocate for and support our veterans and wounded, because as we know, For the Wounded, the Fight Never Ends.




Let’s Bless Gold Star Moms!

Let’s Bless Gold Star Moms!

Let's Bless Gold Star Moms! In honor of Gold Star Mother's Day on 9/25 we are looking for donations, gift cards, or products to give to Washington State Gold Star Mother's for some self care and relaxation! It can be gift cards, experiences., beauty products, tea/coffee, candles etc. We are partnering with Foresters Financial And Team Atkins - Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation to make this happen! Contact brittney@operationward57.org for...

4th Annual Comfort Kit Drive

COMFORT KIT DRIVE - WA STATE   It’s our 4th annual Comfort Kit Drive in partnership with Fairway Independent Mortgage and Gateway Real Estate! And we need your help! We are in need of new small items for comfort kits for kids in distress- these will be...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Join Abigail Cole Racing and Operation Ward 57 this Thanksgiving to support our Veteran families by placing a warm hearty meal on their table. This is our way to give THANKS to those whom have served. If you are local to Orting or Auburn, WA we will be partnering with...

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Adopt A Family Returns in 2021

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN 10/1 AND PAIRING WILL BEGIN ON 11/1 Our goal is to help wounded warrior military families and gold star families in need with Christmas and Hanukkah presents for their children, along with a grocery gift card or prepaid Visa gift card for...

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Get Involved

There are many ways you can be active in supporting Operation Ward 57 and wounded soldiers. There are many ways that you can become involved and contribute including purchasing an official Operation Ward 57 shirt, join our social networks and share us with family and friends, and to volunteer with us.

Our Programs

Warrior & Caregiver Support

We offer morale and comfort items, visit patients, deliver dvds and video games, serve the needs of families and children, offer storage and supplies, and service animal support.

Honor & Courage

The Honor & Courage Hotline is available 24/7 to any era Veteran, service member, family member or caregiver as well as all Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and First Responders.

Deployment Support

Active duty service members who work on the ward, have volunteered, or served as a combat medic and then deploy, are provided substantial care packages.

Holiday Cheer

OPW57 creates morale and spirit boosting events and gifts for patients, families and staff with the support of your donations and shop purchases.

Visit Our Shop

The following are some of our best-selling items in the shop.  You can help us support wounded veterans and their families by purchasing items from our shop and/or donating.