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July 11, 2017

Master Resilience Trainers Help Soldiers Compete at Warrior Games

As soldiers competed for gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, they had a support staff of coaches who helped them mentally prepare for the challenge.

July 11, 2017

Airman Fights Cancer, Earns Silver at DoD Warrior Games

Medically retired Air Force Capt. Austin Williamson, who's fighting an advanced form of cancer, earned a silver medal in the ultimate champion competition during the 2017 Defense Department Warrior Games in Chicago.

July 9, 2017

Vice Chairman Praises 'Hidden Heroes' at Warrior Games Closing Ceremony

After a week of intense competition that yielded 1,101 medals for more than 90 events earned by athletes from the U.S., United Kingdom and Australian armed forces, the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close in Chicago.

July 9, 2017

Navy Takes Gold in Sitting Volleyball Final at DoD Warrior Games

In a hard-fought matchup for the sitting volleyball gold medal at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the United Center in Chicago, Navy topped Army, 25-20 and 25-23.

July 8, 2017

Service Dogs Provide Care, Support for DoD Warrior Games Athletes

About 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans have been competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games. But most of them would tell you the stars of the games have been the athletes' service dogs.

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 7, 2017

Ambassadors, Coaches Support DoD Warrior Games Athletes

Military members and veterans competing at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games are getting support from former athletes and service members who are serving as coaches and ambassadors.

July 7, 2017

Cyclists Race for More Than Medals at DoD Warrior Games

With no breeze and the heat bearing down, cyclists battle it out for the medal podium, but most said the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games is more about teamwork.

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.

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