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U.S Service Members Compete In Invictus Games - For Our Wounded Warriors. Orlando, Fla, May 8-10, 2016

Military athletes from nations around the world participate in the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded warriors to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their countries.


Army Staff Sgt. Zed Pitts cycling in the 2016 Invictus Games.

Teamwork Helps Reservist Medal at Invictus Games

Despite a crash during the road bike circuit race, Army Staff Sgt. Zed Pitts, a heavy equipment operator with the Army Reserve’s 465th Engineering Company in Birmingham, Alabama, finished and the next day took home the silver medal in the men’s 100-meter dash at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. In doing so, he cemented his spot on Team Army for the Defense Department’s 2016 Warrior Games. Story

Retired Army Spc. Haywood Range III poses for a photo after a swimming event

Family Takes Pride in Athlete’s Efforts at Invictus, DoD Warrior Games

As the Florida sun beat down on him, the medically retired infantryman took a deep breath, focused, and threw the shot put, earning a silver medal in his disability category at the Invictus Games. Story

Army Spc. Chasity Kuczer takes aim during the final round of the individual open compound bow competition

Soldier Aims for Slot on Paralympics Team

As the crowd goes silent, the soldier steadies her breath, draws her bow, takes aim and releases her arrow, confident of her shot. Story

Army Sgt. Aaron Stewart races a recumbent bike

Athlete Dedicates Invictus Medals to Soldier Who Saved His Life

As the Florida sun beat down mercilessly on the adaptive athletes, medically retired Army Sgt. Aaron Stewart competed in cycling and swimming at the 2016 Invictus Games here not for medals, but for a fellow fallen soldier. Story

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The Invictus Games are Coming!

The United States has accepted the challenge and will host this year’s Invictus Games! What are the Invictus Games, you ask? Here’s a hint: More