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DOD Warrior Games Come to Tampa

The Warrior Games Celebrate the World’s Wounded Warriors

 

 

 

U.S. Special Operations Command will host the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21-30, 2019 at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. The Warrior Games are a celebration of the world’s wounded warriors, demonstrating their strength, agility, and teamwork through competition. This year, approximately 300 active service members and veterans from around the world with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress will participate in the games.

Air Force veteran Senior Airman Brett Campfield competes in the visually impaired classification in archery during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 7, 2018. The Warrior Games are an annual event, established in 2010, to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members to adaptive sports as a way to enhance their recovery and rehabilitation. (DoD Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

Air Force veteran Senior Airman Brett Campfield competes in the visually impaired classification in archery during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 7, 2018. The Warrior Games are an annual event, established in 2010, to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members to adaptive sports as a way to enhance their recovery and rehabilitation. (DoD Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

The Warrior Games will consist of 14 Olympic Tournaments. The events include archery, cycling, time-trial cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, tennis, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, powerlifting, and wheelchair rugby. The DOD Warrior Games will also be introducing golf to the competition in 2019. Participating in the events will be representatives from the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. International competitors will again include the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, and the Canadian Armed Forces. The DOD Warrior Games are also proud to welcome the armed forces of the Netherlands, and Danish armed forces to participate in the games for the first time.

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