Growing Veteran Connections in the Panhandle
About The Program:
Panhandle Warrior Partnership™ (PWP) is a veteran-focused, community-led initiative to proactively connect with all veterans and ensure access to quality resources and opportunities available in collaboration with the community. The Florida Panhandle is home to one of the largest concentrations of military installations and personnel in the country and while there is a well-knit support structure for active duty and their families; that support structure becomes disjointed and not easily navigated when our service members become veterans. An estimated 100,000 veterans reside in the communities of Northwestern Florida, “The Panhandle”. The larger cities within Northwestern Florida have a variety of support organizations and opportunities, but many veterans, especially in the largely rural areas that span the distance between the Panhandle cities, are not aware of them or the benefits they’ve earned. Veteran organizations are focused on direct services and do not have the capacity to proactively engage the veteran population prior to a need being identified. Additionally, community offerings within the cities can be unaware of what the veterans in the Panhandle are looking for and how to best support them.
PWP is standing by to serve veterans, their families, and caregivers in Northwest Florida. Coordinated assistance with veterans’ benefits and connections to local and national resources are just a call away!
For questions, please contact Keith Manley at
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Meet Our Program Lead
Keith Manley currently serves as Program Lead of the Florida Panhandle Warrior Partnership program, supporting the community and the veterans served through the America’s Warrior Partnership Community Integration Model.
Throughout a robust career in the United States military, he retired as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, having deployed to Southwest Asia, Europe, and Central America in combat and humanitarian missions. He has spent much of his civilian career in project and program management, business development, and training. Keith is an Alumni of Troy University where he received a B.S. in Business Resource Management.
After raising five children, he and his wife live on the Florida Gulf Coast and spend their free time trail running, recreational SCUBA diving, and volunteering in the community.
Interested in supporting the veteran community of Northwest Florida? Please donate electronically using the form.
If you have a vehicle that you are looking to get rid of, PWP is now accepting vehicle donations in partnership with Vehicles for Veterans! Call 1-855-811-4838 or visit the link for more info!