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Looking Back at the 2014 Warrior Games

Warrior Games 2014

Once on the battlefield, now on the playing field...; Celebrate the achievement and abilities of wounded, ill and injured servicemembers though athletic competition. Seven sports, 200+ athletes, be a part of it; September 28 - October 3, Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Once on the battlefield,
now on the playing field...

Celebrate the achievement and abilities of wounded, ill and injured servicemembers through athletic competition.

Seven sports, 200+ athletes, be a part of it.

Photo Essays

Gold medals shine on the chest of Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel Jr. during a ceremony honoring Warrior Games participants.

Warrior Games Conclude

Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel Jr. throws the discus during the Warrior Games track and field competition.

Warriors Compete in Track & Field

Retired Senior Airman Ryan Gallo, center, passes the ball to a teammate during a wheelchair basketball game.

Warriors Play Basketball

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Maryann Miller, foreground, dives into the water at the start of the 50-meter freestyle swim.

Marines Swim At Warrior Games

Retired Army Sgt. Matthew Spang serves the ball while playing sitting volleyball against the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games.

Warriors Play Volleyball

Retired Marine Corps Cpl. Paul Schaus holds up the gold medal he received during the Sochi Paralympics for sled hockey at the opening ceremony.

Games Opening Ceremony

Members of the Marine Corps team react as the clock counts down to the end of their 42-21 victory against the Army in the wheelchair basketball gold medal game.

Marines Win Basketball Gold

Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar serves the ball during the sitting volleyball bronze medal match.

Army Beats Air Force in Volleyball

Marine Corps Sgt. Andres Burgos prepares to send an arrow downrange toward his target during the archery competition at the Warrior Games.

Warriors Compete in Archery

Former Marine Corps Cpl. Jorge Salazar, center right, spikes the ball during a sitting volleyball match.

Marine Warriors Play Volleyball

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Vickery of the Marine team reacts to winning the recumbent cycle race during the 2014 Warrior Games.

Wounded Warrior Racers

Marine Corps Sgt. Allen Melick aims downrange with his teammates Marine Corps Sgt. Clayton McDaniel, center, and Marine Corps Cpl. Richard Stalder, left, during archery practice for the Warrior Games.

Service Members Prep for Games

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2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico

The Defense Department's Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DoD news release. Story

Dempsey Lauds Warrior Games Competitors, Families

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff lauded wounded warriors, their families and sponsors for their participation in the 2014 Warrior Games. Story

Winnefeld: Warrior Games Help Wounded Warriors to Overcome Adversity

The Warrior Games are important because they show America's wounded warriors that ability conquers disability, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Team Navy Brings Home 28 Warrior Games Medals

The Navy's 39-member team captured 12 gold medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Service Dogs Provide Boost to Warrior Athletes

For some of the Air Force's wounded warrior athletes, service dogs provide so much more than just physical assistance. Story

Love Proves Stronger Than Adversity for Warrior

An Air Force staff sergeant's wife helped him persevere after being injured in a serious accident. Story

Coach Focuses on Wounded Warriors' Abilities

The coach of the Air Force's wounded warrior shooting team prioritizes positive attitudes and a willingness to learn. Story

Warrior Cyclists Overcome Challenges as a Team

Army cyclists benefit from competition and camaraderie at the Warrior Games. Story

Athlete Regains 'Sense of Self' at Warrior Games

Competing in Colorado provides a positive experience for a wounded soldier and his family. Story

Army Enjoys Big Performance in Swimming

Members of the Army team captured 26 swimming medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado. Story

Airman Wins Five Gold Medals

Air Force Staff Sgt. August O'Neill was dominant in the pool, winning five gold medals in swimming at the Warrior Games. Story

Wounded Warriors Excel in Archery

The Navy and Marines claimed individual titles, and the Army won the team titles in the archery events at the Warrior Games. Story

Marine Wheelchair Basketball Squad Tops Army

Powered by a strong second-half defensive performance, the Marine Corps wheelchair basketball team triumphed 42-21 over the Army squad during the 2014 Warrior Games at the United States Olympic Training Center. Story

Air Force Tops Socom in Wheelchair Basketball

The Air Force wheelchair basketball team bounced back from a loss to Navy with a decisive win against Socom at the Warrior Games in Colorado. Story

Army Splits Two Matches in Sitting Volleyball

The Army sitting volleyball team beat Socom and lost to the Marines in the Warrior Games sitting volleyball tournament. Story

Navy Brings Home Gold During Games

Team Navy struck gold early at the fifth annual Warrior Games on Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 29. Story

Marines, Airmen Square Off in Sitting Volleyball

The floor of the stadium shook and the cheers from the audience filled the room with excitement as the Marine Corps and Air Force teams took to the volleyball court during the 2014 Warrior Games at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 29. Story

Wheelchairs Clash in First Basketball Matches

The first round of wheelchair basketball brought some fierce competition between the services during the 2014 Warrior Games at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 29. Story

From Partner to Caregiver: Wife's Story of Love, Perseverance

When a couple talks about how they first met, a phrase commonly heard is, "Well, they just fell into my life." For one couple, the expression could be taken quite literally. When Jeremiah Means first met Ashley, she was tripping in front of him as she tried to rush through a doorway. He called out to her to make sure she was ok and in that moment, their relationship began. Story

Woodson Praises Advances in Military Medicine

Appearing at the Warrior Games in Colorado, a senior DoD health affairs official said the military health system has always advanced medical care through periods of war. Story

Wounded Warriors on Their Road to Recovery

The Wounded Warrior Regiment works to help injured service members heal physically and mentally. Story

Adaptive Sports Program Helps Heal Troops

The Defense Department's military adaptive sports program changes the lives of wounded, ill and injured service members by aiding their recoveries, a Defense Department official said. Story

Warrior Games Begin in Colorado Springs

Two hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes are competing in the fifth annual Warrior Games in Colorado. Story

DHA Leaders Discuss Mission at Warrior Games

Defense Health Agency senior leaders attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and discussed their organization's overall mission. Story

A Love Story: Healing the Wounded Warrior

He was a young Air Force officer healing from a recent trauma and she was a dedicated single mother of two. Whether it was friends or fate that first brought them together, neither would have suspected that their chance meeting in Florida would be the key to his recovery. Story

Army Families Gather at Opening Ceremony

"There's no quitters in the crowd," said Juanita Phillips of the audience full of wounded, ill and injured service members at the fifth annual Warrior Games opening ceremony. Story

Warrior Games Kicks Off With Volleyball

The 2014 Warrior Games kicked off with the seated volleyball competition at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 28. Story

Team Navy Kicks Off Warrior Games

Team Navy celebrated the start of the fifth annual Warrior Games during a festive opening ceremony at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Warrior Games Begin in Colorado

The 2014 Warrior Games have opened with a senior Defense Department official praising all those competing as an inspiration to everyone who wears the uniform. Story

Marines Participate in Warriors Games

Marine wounded warriors will compete in eight Paralympic-style sports to fight for gold during the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., from Sept. 28-Oct. 5. Story

Archery Helps Airman Overcome Adversity

Air Force Staff Sgt. Seth Pena, who lost a leg in a vehicle accident, will compete during the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Team Navy Begins Warrior Games Training

Thirty-nine seriously wounded, ill and injured sailors - who hail from across the country - landed in Colorado Springs, Colo., to begin training for the fifth annual Warrior Games, which kick off at the Olympic Training Center, Sept. 28. Story

Wounded Warriors Wrap Up Training

Over 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery. Story

Air Force Wounded Warriors Selected For Games

Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force trials in Las Vegas, April 11. Story

Athletes Gear up During Competition

Athletes with bikes of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the standard upright bike to the handcycle, took their turn at the starting line during the Air Force Warrior Games trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Story

Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials Begin

Wounded warriors joined together here April 7 to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the first Air Force trials competition at the Warrior Fitness Center. Story

Air Force Trials to Begin

The trials will last until April 11, where wounded warriors will compete in various events to see if they can make the U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior team. Story


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