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Air Force Staff Sgt. Elmer Sanders crosses the finish line ahead of the three other service members during the track and field event at the Warrior Games May 14, 2011 at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Griffin

May 14, 2010

Army Chief Presents Medals at Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2010 – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. made a surprise visit to the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., capping a pivotal night in medal game play. Story

Marines Roll Away With
Wheelchair Basketball Gold

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2010 – Marine Corps athletes used teamwork and skill to win gold in the wheelchair basketball tournament, but Lance Cpl. Justin Martin’s performance could lead people to believe he could have won the game all by himself. Story

Marines Earn Gold in Sitting Volleyball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2010 – A rivalry that had been brewing since the start of the inaugural Warrior Games was decided when the Marine Corps team topped the Army in sitting volleyball competition. Story

Air Force Spikers Take Bronze

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2010 – The Air Force team bounced back from a loss to Army in sitting volleyball competition at the inaugural Warrior Games here yesterday, ultimately earning the bronze medal. Story

May 13, 2010

Air Force Earns First Gold in Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – The Air Force Warrior Games team earned two medals, including its first gold, in cycling. Story

Navy Athletes Undaunted By Early Losses

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Navy coaches and athletes vow to to better in swimming events after the first two days of competition in basketball and volleyball at the inaugural Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Navy Safe Harbor Program
Helps Wounded Warriors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Safe Harbor, the Navy's organization for coordinating the nonmedical care of wounded, ill, and injured sailors, Coast Guardsmen and their families, also recruited participants to compete at the inaugural Warrior Games being held in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Games Give Injured Soldier Focus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Injured soldier Army Staff Sgt. Eugene Ethengain IV competed in archery events at the inaugural Warrior Games being held in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Army Earns Archery Medals, Has
Top Swimming Qualifying Times

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Army teams now have something to cheer about after taking home four medals in archery and qualifying with the best time in 12 of 24 preliminary swim categories at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Husband, Wife Coach Shooting Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Windmassenger and his wife, Marine Corps Sgt. Emily Windmassenger, are coaching the Marine shooters at the inaugural Warrior Games being held in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Former Medic Participates in Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Ricky Tackett, a member of the Air Force’s sitting volleyball team that’s competing at the Warrior Games, takes a break during the match against Army. Story

Air Force Volleyball Team Unbeaten

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – The Air Force sitting volleyball team took down two Army teams to finish undefeated in pool play, advancing to the semifinals at the inaugural Warrior Games being held in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Air Force Takes Bronze in Basketball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – With a 13-10 victory over Navy, the Air Force earned the bronze medal in wheelchair basketball in the inaugural Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Marines Earn Gold, Silver in Archery

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Marines earned both gold and silver medals in compound-bow archery competition at the inaugural Warrior Games held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Army took the bronze medal. Story

Adaptive Sports, Warrior Games
Bring Families Together

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – Families and relatives are cheering on the 200 wounded troops and veterans competing at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. Story

May 12, 2010

Marines Dominate in Early Competition

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12, 2010 - The Marine Corps team is on top after the first day of competition at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., sweeping their opponents and finishing 4-0 in team play. Story

General Looks to Warrior Games' Future

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12, 2010 - Only one day into the inaugural Warrior Games for wounded, ill and injured servicemembers at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here, the commander of the Army's Warrior Transition Command already is dreaming about future competitions. Story

Basketball Coach Adapts Approach

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12, 2010 - Air Force 1st Lt. Dan Taylor said he had to adjust his perspective before he could begin coaching his wheelchair basketball players at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Army Regroups After First Day

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12, 2010 - Yesterday’s games featured preliminary rounds in sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball, where the Army finished the night with one win and four losses, including a total blowout by the Marine Corps on the hardwood. Story

May 11, 2010

Olympic Path Marks Troops’
Journeys to Fulfilled Dreams

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 11, 2010 - Hundreds of spectators waved flags, took pictures and cheered and clapped as the formation of troops passed by basking in what has become the gold standard of community support this new generation of veterans enjoys. Hailed as hometown heroes well beyond their capability to take up arms on the battlefield, they are a group of war-wounded veterans who redefine the term “standing on your own two feet.” Story

Navy Athletes Participate in Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 11, 2010 - Twenty-five Sailors joined nearly 200 service members marching down the center of the U.S. Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10, at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Warrior Games - a weeklong competition among wounded athletes from all the services. Story

First Warrior Games Draw Competitors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 11, 2010 - Some 200 wounded warriors and disabled veterans from all branches of military service marched proudly down Irwin “Ike” Belk Olympic Path at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the opening ceremony for the inaugural May 10-14 Warrior Games. Story

Soldier Aims for Gold at Warrior Games

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 - Wounded soldier Army Sgt. Robert W. Laux wants to win some medals at the inaugural Warrior Games being held through May 11 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Amputee Soldier Carries Torch at Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 11, 2010 - Army Sgt. Robert Price was the first servicemember to carry the torch before handing it over to representatives from each of the other services during the opening ceremonies of the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Pre-Game

Games Include Pentathlon Challenge

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2010 - The inaugural Warrior Games competition May 10-14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., will feature individual and team events and an ultimate champion multi-sport challenge for a Chairman’s Cup trophy. Story

U.S. Flags Salute Warrior Athletes

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2010 - Five U.S. flags previously flown in Afghanistan, Germany, Hawaii, Iraq and South Korea will be unfurled at the inaugural Warrior Games to be held in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10-14. Story

Warrior Games Approaching Fast

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, April 23, 2010 - With fewer than three weeks to go, the Air Force team is making preparations for the Department of Defense's inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10th through the 14th. Story

Adaptive Sports Give Wounded Warriors Confidence, Chance to Showcase Skills

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2010 – Retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tim Lang and other injured military veterans and servicemembers plan to showcase more than their athletic abilities at the inaugural Warrior Games next month. Story

Warrior Games Athletes Train in Archery

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 15, 2010 – Soldiers at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, hope to bring home medals in archery from the first Warrior Games, and beyond that, to show that their injured bodies can still be successful at physical endeavors. Story

Games Seek to Inspire Disabled Warriors

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2010 – The goal of the inaugural Warrior Games, scheduled for May in Colorado Springs, Colo., is to build confidence and provide rehabilitation for disabled servicemembers and veterans. Story

Sailors, Guardsmen Selected for Team

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2010 – Sailors and Coast Guardsmen were informed of their selection to represent the Navy and Coast Guard in the Defense Department's inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10-14. Story

Wounded Vets to Participate in Games

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2010 – Some 200 wounded active duty members and military veterans will compete in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Defense Department officials announced. Story