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April 2012

Warrior Games

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; April 30 - May 5, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colo.
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“Every competitor here has faced adversity that most of us can never imagine. But because of your hard work, because of your grit and your resilience, today those challenges amplify all of you.”
First Lady Michelle Obama
Warrior Games Opening Ceremonies, April 30, 2012

Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Wounded Warriors Compete in Cycling Events

Wounded Warriors Compete in Cycling Events

Photo Essay: Mrs. Obama, Dempsey Attend Opening for 2012 Warrior Games

Mrs. Obama, Dempsey Attend Opening for 2012 Warrior Games

Top Stories

Air Force Athletes Capture 18 Medals at Games

The Air Force brought home a team-record of 18 medals after participating in the 3rd annual Warrior Games which ran April 30 through May 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Wounded Warriors Compete in Track and Field

Army athletes took six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals during track and field events at the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 4. Story

Team Navy/Coast Guard Gets Pep Talks

Team Navy/Coast Guard was visited by senior Navy leadership for what turned out to be a pep rally during the 2012 Warrior Games, May 3. Story

Army Marksmen Earn 3 Medals

Wounded warriors faced off in the third day of competition at the 2012 Warrior Games winning three medals in the shooting competition, May 3, 2012. Story

Techniques Help Army Archers Garner Silver

The techniques of retired Army Staff Sgt. Jesse White and other archers helped them earn four silver medals May 2 at the 2012 Warrior Games. Story

Team Navy/Coast Guard Wins Bronze in Archery

Team Navy/Coast Guard's archers won the team's first medal in the second day of competition of the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 2. Story

Air Force Men's Cycling Teams Take Medals

Air Force athletes got a strong start to the 2012 Warrior Games by snagging the silver and bronze medals the in the men's recumbent cycling competition, the first event of the week. Story

Competition Helps Soldiers Heal at Games

The soldiers competing at the 3rd Warrior Games are members of one of the Army's 29 Warrior Transition Units using the competition as an opportunity to transition back to daily life and activity. Story

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