The Warrior Games showcase the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill, and injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the resilience of today’s force and the spirit of competition.
Since 2010, approximately 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and Veterans have competed annually at the Warrior Games, a unique partnership between the Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program. Athletes representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations compete for gold in each of seven sports:
- Sitting volleyball
- Track and field
- Wheelchair basketball
The Warrior Games is the pinnacle event in the Army’s adaptive reconditioning program for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers recovering at the Army’s 25 Warrior Transition Units (WTUs). As part of the Warrior Games and Trials, Soldiers can participate in a wide range of physical activities that support their physical and emotional well-being and contribute to a successful recovery, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life.
The Warrior Games is about more than winning medals—it’s about overcoming challenges to celebrate accomplishments. Each athlete competing tells a story of triumph, regardless of whether they stand on the podium.
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December 11, 2014 USMA
welcomes Army’s warrior-athletes
October 6, 2014 Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games
October 6, 2014 With 71 Medals, Army Team Wins Chairman’s Cup at 2014 Warrior Games
October 3, 2014 Nothing Stops Army Athlete John Arbino from Training His Hardest
October 3, 2014 Army Wheelchair Racer 1st. Lt. Kelly Elmlinger all about Hard Work, Sweat as she Competes against Men at Warrior Games
October 3, 2014 Army women sweep the shot put competition at the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
October 2, 2014 Carson hosts Warrior Games.
October 2, 2014 Army tops medal table in track and field at 2014 Warrior Games
October 1, 2014 Army Archers Put a Team Effort into an Individual Sport
October 1, 2014 Never Give Up: Army Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Live by the Warrior Creed
October 1, 2014 Army team wins 26 medals in Warrior Games swimming events
October 1, 2014 Army wins bronze medal in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games
October 1, 2014 Army will compete for bronze in sitting volleyball
Each branch of the military selects members for its respective team. This year, the Army hosted regional training and selection clinics for wounded, ill and injured athletes around the country. Soldier and Veteran athletes with the most competitive times and scores were invited to the first U.S. Army Warrior Trials, which were held June 6 – 21, 2014, at West Point, New York.
These men and women served, sacrificed and continue to prove that the strength of the Army comes from its Soldiers.
U.S. Army Team claims their first Chairman's Cup at the 2014 Warrior Games, the pinnacle event in the Army's adaptive reconditioning program for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey raises the 2014 Warrior Games Commanders Cup with Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander of the Pacific Fleet (right). Click to see more Warrior Games action. (Photo credit: EJ Hersom)