Forty seriously wounded, ill and injured athletes have been selected to represent the Navy during the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
2018 Warrior Games
The Air Force will host the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. About 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition. The athletes will represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the United Kingdom armed forces, Australian Defense Force and Canadian armed forces will also compete. Teams include active-duty service members and a small number of veterans with upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress disorder. They will compete in 11 events, including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, wheelchair basketball -- and for the first time in Warrior Games history -- indoor rowing, powerlifting and time trial cycling. Each of the Team Navy athletes is enrolled in the program, which has provided them with non-medical care and connected their families and caregivers to resources and support.