Injured Veterans Train to Compete in 2019 Warrior Games

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More than 100 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans are at Fort Bliss to train and compete in adaptive sports. Special Operations Command and the British Armed Forces will compete in the.

5 days ago · Wounded veterans More and more wounded veterans have been taking up Paralympic sports by the year.. By the time of the Games, all train and bus hubs are expected to be 100-percent accessible.

More than 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all four U.S. military branches, U.S. Special Operations Command and five partner nations competed in adaptive sports for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by U.S. Special Operation Command in Tampa Bay, Florida June 21-30.

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The 2019 Games marks the first time that the U.S. Special Operations Command will serve as the host for the DoD Warrior Games. Created in 2010, the DoD Warrior Games introduce wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic-style sports.

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Vacations for Warriors, a Colorado non-profit founded in 2014, provides free vacations for soldiers who are injured during combat. Nearly 50,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in recent conflicts, according to the Wounded Warrior Project. The organization recently sent U.S. Army Sgt. Rob Easley and his wife Megan to Hawaii.

For the ninth year, wounded Marines and veterans are converging. Part of the Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program, the games are designed to promote healing and teamwork. Some of the best.

BACKGROUND. The 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held June 21 to 30 in Tampa Bay, Florida. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the Paralympic-style competition.