Winnefeld, Athletes Participate in Warrior Games Opening Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Team Army members keep each other motivated as they get ready for the opening ceremony for the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. More than 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans will compete for gold in track and field, shooting, swimming, cycling, archery, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. The games run through May 16. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Team Marine athlete Pvt. 1st Class Artem Lazukin relays the official torch to begin the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Team Air Force enters the U.S. Olympic Training Center for the opening ceremony of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Team Air Force athletes enter the U.S. Olympic Training Center during the opening ceremony for the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Ultimate champion hopeful Sarah Evans, a Team Air Force member, relays the official torch to begin the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Britain's Prince Harry and Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua Miles, the master of ceremonies, salute during the playing of the national athems at the opening of the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Olympian Missy Franklin, paralympian Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder and Britain's Prince Harry prepare to light the official torch to begin the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Paralympian Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, center, Olympian Missy Franklin and Britain's Prince Harry light the official torch to begin the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Navy, Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to the Warrior Games athletes and their families during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The torch for the 2013 Warrior Games burns at the opening ceremony for the games in Colorado Springs, Colo. May 11, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Gen. William L. Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, left, speaks with Ken Fisher, chairman and founder of the Fisher House Foundation, at the 2013 Warrior Games opening ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Britain's Prince Harry shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, during a U.S.-U.K. exhibition volleyball match during the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main