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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 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.

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 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.

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