DoD Warrior Games Highlight Resiliency, Warrior Spirit of Service Members, Veterans

By  //  June 18, 2016

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For wounded, ill and injured service members

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Retired Reese Hines poses for a portrait showing his Explosive Ordnance Disposal occupational badge prosthetic eye, during the archery competition at the 2016 DoD Warrior Games held at U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

The 2016 DoD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans being hel through June 21 at held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Approximately 250 athletes will participate in eight sporting events, representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom (U.K.) Armed Forces.

The DoD Warrior Games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of service members, veterans and their families and caregivers.

Adaptive sports and athletic reconditioning activities play a fundamental role in the successful recovery and reintegration of our service members and veterans.

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The DoD Warrior Games, being held June 15-21, is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans.  Athletes compete in archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, and wheelchair basketball.

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro Jr. uses his bite trigger to draw an arrow during the archery competition at the 2016 DoD Warrior Games held at U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

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Staff Sgt. Cory Sandoval races to the finish in the men’s 800 meter wheel chair race of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (Department of Defense photo by EJ Hersom)


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