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Army

Army Staff Sgt. Dean Isaacs has had numerous painful back surgeries, but the noncommissioned officer looks forward to competing at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Laux, a 28-year-old infantryman, was struck by an improvised explosive device Nov. 18, 2007 while on patrol in Yusufiyah, Iraq. He said he didn't expect to keep his left arm after the blast. Now he's training for the Ultimate Champion competition at the upcoming Warrior Games. Story

A lifelong swimmer, McCartney was being treated for post traumatic stress syndrome when she met her husband and now coach. Today, McCartney is preparing to swim in the Warrior Games and determined to show the world that she is capable of competing despite her injuries. Video

After five years away from Iraq, Moreno still feels that the war has never left him. Despite battling post traumatic stress syndrome, Moreno has found a home and passion in the swimming pool and on the courts. Video

Porter, a Texas Guardsman, has realized that his love of archery has helped him battle the ongoing effects of post traumatic stress syndrome. This week, he will will compete in air rifle and recurve-bow events. Story

Injured soldiers Alcivar and Smith are preparing for the inaugural Warrior Games scheduled to be held in May in Colorado Springs, Colo. StoryArmy Staff Sgt. Dean Isaacs

Navy

Boyce, a culinary specialist who works in the Joint Chiefs kitchen and who suffered a stroke at the age of 20, still dreams big. This week, her dreams have brought her to the backstroke swimming competition in the inaugural Warrior Games. Story | Video

Air Force

Doctors once told wounded Air Force veteran Bilancia that playing sports and competing in athletic competition would be difficult, if not nearly impossible. Story

After an IED left 80 percent of his body covered in third-degree burns, Del Toro Jr. defied doctors' expectations and not only returned to his career field, but also will be competing in the upcoming Warrior Games. Story | Video

Goldy-Sanitate, an injured military veteran, will be shooting, swimming and cycling during the inaugural Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs, Colo., through May 14. Story

Lovato, a wounded warrior who now serves as dean of faculty support staff at the U.S. Air Force Academy, expects to compete in swimming, discus and archery events during the upcoming Warrior Games. Story

A chief master sergeant at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. is one of only 20 airmen and Air Force veterans to participate in the inaugural Warrior Games. Story

It was her combat wounds in 2007 that forced Pearsall to retire and give up her dream career as a combat photographer, but her dream of competing in the Warrior Games has come alive. Story | Portfolio

Three years after surviving a horrific motorcycle accident, Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Pollock II will compete in multiple events including wheelchair basketball during the inaugural Warrior Games this week. Story

Despite undergoing extensive treatment and recovery efforts, Sanders has made sure to keep fitness a part of his lifestyle, after beating an aggressive form of cancer. Story

Marines

A lifelong avid skier, Greene has not allowed his amputations to keep him from competition. He will participate in various sports including wheelchair basketball and cycling during the inaugural May 10-14 Warrior Games. Story

Prior to the amputation of his lower leg, Disbro was active playing sports for fun. Now having regained the ability to run, he is participating in track, field and swimming categories during the inaugural Warrior Games this week. Story

Iazetta, the operation officer for the Marines for Life program, has been a triathlon swimmer since the 90s. However, following his post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis, swimming became a part of his healing process. Story

After ammunition tore up his leg in Iraq, Tack was taken away from the battlefields. This week, he will represent the Marines in the lower body impairment category in the shot put event and the stand and prone air rifle competition during the inaugural Warrior Games. Story