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June 21, 2018

Sailor Overcomes Combat Injuries, Brings Home 8 Gold Medals From Warrior Games

Despite suffering serious injuries from an attack by a member of the Afghan security forces in 2014, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reina Hockenberry was determined to avoid a medical retirement and stay on active duty.

June 11, 2018

Leaders, Celebrities Salute ‘Inspirational’ 2018 DoD Warrior Games

The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, described by a senior Air Force leader as ‘absolutely’ successful and inspirational, drew to a close at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

June 9, 2018

Warrior Games Athletes Build Friendships Through Competition

They've competed ardently for gold-medal glory, but the more than 300 U.S., U.K., Australian and Canadian service members participating in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games have also shared tears and laughter and made lifelong friends during the nine-day event.

June 8, 2018

Service Dogs Provide Love, Laughter, Support at DoD Warrior Games

While the service members and veterans competing in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games filled the seats with spectators at the U.S. Air Force Academy, their canine companions often stole the show.

June 8, 2018

Warrior Games Athlete Credits Family for Strength of Recovery

“Just because he’s in a wheelchair doesn’t mean he’s not going to be able to do the same things he was doing before,” said the wife of an Army master sergeant. “He’s able to do the same things, but in a wheelchair. Things change.” And now he's got medals from the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

June 8, 2018

Special Forces Speedster Takes Gold, Pioneers Female Engagement Teams

Representing U.S. Special Operations Command, a former Marine Corps Reserve gunnery sergeant earned 100-meter and 200-meter gold in the women’s competition in her disability category at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

June 7, 2018

DoD Warrior Games Athletes Excited for New Sports

This year's Department of Defense Warrior Games feature three sports new to the competition: powerlifting, cycling and rowing, which have proven popular among athletes and spectators alike.

June 7, 2018

Cyclists Conquer Challenging Course at DoD Warrior Games

Athletes took on heat, headwinds, the altitude and sharp turns during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games cycling competition outside the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 6, 2018

Retired Sailor, Wife Enjoy Camaraderie at DoD Warrior Games

For retired Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Diele and his wife, Carolina, the Department of Defense Warrior Games are more than just a competition for medals, it's a place to celebrate camaraderie and help others to keep fighting through injuries.

June 5, 2018

Coaches Help Warrior Games Athletes Achieve Goals

Coaches support their athletes as they compete in a range of adaptive sporting events during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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