The 2014 Warrior Games kicked off this past Sunday. The competition features over 200 wounded service members and veterans from five U.S. teams representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations. This year's Warrior Games run from Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2014, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the United States Air Force
Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We wanted to thank the military news blog BuiltUSA for reminding us of this great competition featuring these true American heroes. BuiltUSA shared a short blurb discussing Team Navy training for the 5th annual Warrior Games on their blog last week.
First introduced in 2010, the Warrior Games are a unique partnership between the Department of Defense and U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program. The games feature competition in the following seven sports: wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, archery, track and field, cycling, shooting, and swimming.
The following, from the offical DoD video website, sums up the spirit of this competition. "The Warrior Games showcase the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill, and injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the resilience of today’s force and the spirit of competition."
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