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July 8, 2017

Warrior Games Help Marine Athlete Recover, Provide Joy for Family

For Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Danielle Pothoof, adaptive sports and her participation in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games have helped to keep her and her family happy.

July 8, 2017

Army Takes Gold from Navy in DoD Warrior Games Wheelchair Final

Medically retired Army Sgt. Jhoonar Barrera sank a free throw with 23.5 seconds remaining on the clock to seal a 56-55 Army victory over Navy in the wheelchair basketball final during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

July 6, 2017

Adaptive Sports, Service Dog Aid Airman in Recovery

A medically retired airman competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games credits his participation in adaptive sports and his service dog with helping him learn to live instead of just surviving.

July 6, 2017

Sailor Honors Fallen Comrades With Gold Medal Wins at Warrior Games

After joining the Navy 20 years ago and attending basic training at nearby Naval Station Great Lakes, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ramesh Haytasingh is excited to end his military career in Chicago as he competes in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

July 5, 2017

Soldier Represents Team, Women at Warrior Games

Proud to represent the Army and female service members, Army veteran Michelle Sanchez breaks personal records and aims for gold during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

July 5, 2017

Sailor Shows Son Sportsmanship, Camaraderie of DoD Warrior Games

The 2017 Defense Department Warrior Games are about showing his son perseverance, sportsmanship and camaraderie for Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Rumulo Urtula.

June 30, 2017

Wounded Warrior Turns Tragedies Into Inspirations

Ryan Shannon, a former Navy submariner, has fought health issues including traumatic brain injury and thoughts of suicide, but he perseveres with the help of family and friends. Shannon will compete at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

June 30, 2017

Service Dogs Get Paws-On Training

Soldiers with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, hosted a walk-through for a special group of dogs in training to become service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress and the visually impaired.

June 14, 2017

Translating Military Culture to the Civilian Workplace

Though their leadership and other skills make Army veterans attractive to private-sector employers, transitioning veterans should be cognizant that military jargon and speech patterns could be interpreted as confusing or offensive to their civilian bosses and co-workers.

June 12, 2017

DoD Launches Online Program to Help Military Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault

The Defense Department's new online and mobile educational program is designed to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault.

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