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June 4, 2018

Families Experience Warrior Games Adaptive Sports at Two-Day Expo

Community members and families of 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games competitors learned about what it's like to be an adaptive sports athlete during the games’ first two-day exposition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 3, 2018

Retired Airman Meets Biological Sister at DoD Warrior Games

Medically retired Air Force Senior Airman Karah Behrend won gold medals in discus and shot put so far at the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games, but she received her biggest thrill by a first-time meeting with her biological sister, Crystal Boyd.

June 3, 2018

Senior Military Leaders, Celebrities Signal Start of DoD Warrior Games

Senior military leaders and celebrities joined together during opening ceremonies to signal the official start of the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

May 31, 2018

Air Force Academy Hosts 2018 DoD Warrior Games

The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, which showcase the resilient spirit of wounded service members and veterans through Paralympic-style sports, will begin June 1 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

May 31, 2018

Air Force Pilot Prepares for Competition at DoD Warrior Games

A 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot was trapped in a seizure. It was a result of brain cancer that doctors would soon discover. Now he's a member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and a participant in the Warrior Games.

May 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Depression Recovery Like Coming Out of Darkness, Soldier Says

Army Sgt. 1st Class Julio Rodriguez was deployed in Iraq when he began having suicidal thoughts. He confided in a friend as the first step to getting help, and now openly shares his story of recovery as a testament to resiliency and hope.

May 22, 2018

Face of Defense: Army NCO Faces, Overcomes Adversity

After dealing with a back injury and several autoimmune diseases, Army Master Sgt. Aaron De Los Santos says his body paid a price. The Texas native found support at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas and has developed a love for adaptive sports.

April 2, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Faces Life’s Challenges Head-On

Army Spc. Angel Euson recently competed at the 2018 Army trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, where she won four gold medals in swimming, two in field and one in track and became one of 40 athletes selected to represent the Army at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

March 23, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier From India Says Military Service is His Calling

Army Sgt. Manthan Patel and his family moved from India to Indiana, and that's where he heard about the Army National Guard and thought it would work for him since he could have a civilian life and serve in the military at the same time.

March 8, 2018

Army Veteran Helps Soldiers Find Way Back to True Selves

An Army veteran is serving with service members again, this time volunteering as an assistant coach for sitting volleyball at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

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