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May 16, 2011
"Watching these warriors demonstrate their incredible athletic abilities is an example to our nation of their resilience and their ability to continue to succeed... We are very proud of every single one of them."
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Sept. 2010 - prior to the first Warrior Games in May 2011

Photo Essays

Dempsey Speaks, Meets With Gold Star Mothers

Basketball, Volleyball Events Continue on Day 4

Basketball, Volleyball Events Continue at 2011 Warrior Games

Swimmers Compete in Events at 2011 Warrior Games

Wounded Warriors Take Aim During 2011 Warrior Games

Military Teams Participate in 2011 Warrior Games

Wounded Warriors Compete in Basketball, Volleyball

Athletes Attend Opening Ceremony

Wounded Warriors Prepare for Games

Stories

Games End With Camaraderie, Music

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 25, 2011 - The 2011 Warrior Games came to a close Saturday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., with awards and a free concert with American pop singer Colbie Callait, courtesy of the USO. Story

Warrior Games About More Than Medals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 24, 2011 - The 2011 Warrior Games officially came to an end here May 21 following closing ceremonies. The Warrior Games were an opportunity for the current and former service members to incorporate athletic training as a part of their overall transition and recovery plan. Story

Hero Miles Program Brings Families
And Healing at Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 23, 2011 - For wounded or injured servicemembers, family support is a vital lifeline during the initial and long-term recovery process that helps them find a new "normal" in their life. Story

Air Force Warriors Back on the Battlefield

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 23, 2011 - It started as a low whisper. As the volume increased, so did the intensity. The mob of warriors and steel steeds began to pulse with energy as they decreed their battle cry. Can't stop, won't stop. Gotta, gotta, gotta win. Can't stop, won't stop. Gotta, gotta, gotta win. Story

'Jersey' Jeanne Takes Home Bronze

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 23, 2011 - Under a nearly cloudless sky and with a slight chill in the air, retired Staff Sgt. Jeanne Goldy-Sanitate took off down the hill at the U.S. Air Force Academy chasing a medal during the women's cycling race at the 2011 Warrior Games here May 20. Story

Team Navy/Coast Guard Nets 27 Medals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 23, 2011 - Team Navy/Coast Guard celebrated the end of the 2011 Warrior Games May 21, after winning a total of 27 medals during the games. The medals were won in a variety of events such as archery, cycling, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. Story

Navy defeats Air Force, Takes
Bronze in Wheelchair Basketball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 23, 2011 - The Air Force wheelchair basketball team fought to the end against the Navy, but it wasn't enough as the Navy edged out the Air Force 13-12 in the bronze-medal game May 20 during the 2011 Warrior Games here. Story

Team Navy/Coast Guard Swims to Victory

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 21, 2011 - Team Navy/Coast Guard swam to victory in the swimming finals of the 2011 Warrior Games, May 20th. Their efforts netted nine gold medals, three silvers and a bronze from the men's and women's events. Story

Army Swimmers Win 15 Medals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2011 - The swimming finals at the 2011 Warrior Games Friday brought the Army 15 medals, including several gold. Story

Army Marches Through Air Force
In Sitting Volleyball Semifinals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2011 - Earning a shot at gold, the Army took down the Air Force in the sitting volleyball semifinals during the final semifinal game at the second annual Warrior Games here May 19. Story

Archers Practice Patience, Marksmanship in Training for Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2011 - As the bow string is pulled back to the archer's cheek, time stands still. Not a muscle is moved. Then, suddenly, the arrow flies to the center of the 16-inch target 59 feet away. Story

Marine Corps Shoots Down Air Force in Wheelchair Basketball Action

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2011 - In a defense-heavy match-up, the Marine Corps defeated the Air Force 46-10 in the wheelchair basketball competition May 19 at the 2011 Warrior Games here. Story

Army Archers Take Silver in Two Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2011 - Two Army athletes took home silver medals Thursday in the 2011 Warrior Games Archery Finals at the Olympic Training Center. Story

Army Takes Bronze Medals in Rifle

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2011 - Bronze was the color of the day for two Army athletes who each placed third in their categories during the Shooting Finals at the Olympic Training Center. Story

Air Force Makes Splash in Swim Prelims

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2011 - Members of the Air Force team qualified in five swimming events during the 2011 Warrior Games preliminary competition here May 18. Story

Warrior Games Welcomes New Faces

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19, 2011 - For the second year, the Warrior Games has returned here, bringing competition among all branches of the military and Coast Guard, during a week-long series of sporting events. Story

Warriors Move on to Archery Finals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19, 2011 - Wednesday's events at the 2011 Warrior Games began with the Archery Ranking Round, where Staff Sgt. Curtis Winston was one of three Army recurve bow shooters to move on to the finals. Story

Corps’ Top Leaders Pump Marines

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19, 2011 - Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Carlton Kent said the All-Marine team is doing exactly what he told them to do - “kick some ass.” Story

Navy/Coast Guard Archers,
Swimmers Move Closer to Gold

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19, 2011 - The Navy/Coast Guard Team's archers and swimmers progressed to finals in preliminary action at the U.S. Olympic Training Center during the 2011 Warrior Games, May 18. Story

Army, Navy Score Early Basketball
Wins Against Marines, Air Force

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2011 - Both the Army and Navy scored first-round wheelchair basketball wins May 17 during the 2011 Warrior Games here. Story

Marines Squash Army in Sitting Volleyball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2011 - The All-Marine sitting volleyball team squashed the hype from the Army during their first matchup May 17 during the 2011 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Army Men Take Silver in Track Relay

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2011 - The Army took the silver medal yesterday in the men's relay during the 2011 Warrior Games here, at Garry Berry Stadium. Story

Air Force Brings Home Gold on Day One

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2011 - The Marines fell to the Army in the first round of the wheelchair basketball games at the 2011 Warrior Games May 17. Story

Team Navy/Coast Guard Scores
Eight Individual, Team Medals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2011 - Team Navy/Coast Guard scored eight medals on the first day of the 2011 Warrior Games, May 17. Story

Marines Give Victory to Army
Rivals in Wheelchair Basketball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - Air Force athletes brought home gold during the first day of competition May 17 at the 2011 Warrior Games here. Story

Air Force Earns Gold, Bronze in
Track and Field at Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - The Air Force team earned first place in one event and third in two track events during the 2011 Warrior Games track and field competition May 17 here. Story

Army Gears Up for Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - The 2011 Warrior Games kicked off Monday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center when Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lit the torch to start the games. Story

Navy Participates in Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - More than 200 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen opened the 2011 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 16th. Story

Navy Participates in Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - More than 200 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen opened the 2011 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 16th. Story

Airmen Begin Warrior Games
At Olympic Training Complex

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - Twenty-five Airmen joined nearly 200 other wounded warriors for the 2011 Warrior Games opening ceremony May 16 at the Olympic Training Complex here. Story

Marines Ready to Defend Sitting Volleyball Title at Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - The stakes are high for the Marines at the 2011 Warrior Games. At the 2010 Inaugural Warrior Games, the All-Marine team took home the Chairman’s Cup, including 19 gold medals, 24 silver and 16 bronze. Story

Games Kick Off with Opening Ceremony

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 - The U.S. Paralympics and Department of Defense held its opening ceremony today for the 2011 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Giunta to Light Warrior Games Torch

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 15, 2011 - Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will light the torch to start this year’s Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 16. Story

Safe Harbor Provides Sideline Support

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2011 - Three days into the inaugural Wounded Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Team Navy's fans are still going strong, shaking pom-poms and jangling yellow cowbells distributed by Navy Safe Harbor in what were referred to as Navy pride packs. Story

Wheelchair Basketball Team Gears Up

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 - The second annual Warrior Games, a joint endeavor between the U.S. Olympic committee and the U.S. Department of Defense, is gearing up for competition with practice sessions, to include wheelchair basketball. Story

2011 Warrior Games Shows Spirit
To Colorado Springs Civic Leaders

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2011 - Training for the 2011 Warrior Games has kicked off here with Air Force team members demonstrating their winning spirit in a warrior-civic leader volleyball match, with a catch. The game is played less than four feet off the floor while sitting on a basketball court with a lowered net as team members vie for the ball. Story

Shipmate of the Week: Michael Bell

May 13, 2011 - Despite suffering a massive stroke that left the right side of his body paralyzed while serving at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, Bell worked his way through a year-and-a-half rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk, talk, eat and so many of the things we take for granted. This week Bell will represent the Coast Guard in the 2nd annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Team Navy/Coast Guard Prepares Early

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12, 2011 - Members of Team Navy/Coast Guard have ascended upon Colorado Springs, Colo. a week earlier than they did for last year's games, devoting valuable time to training, developing team cohesion, and acclimating to the high altitude. Story

AFSPC Commander Welcomes AF Wounded Warriors, Kicks Off Competition

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12, 2011 - The U.S. Air Force Warrior Games team gathered for breakfast here May 8 to mark the beginning of a week of training before the kick-off of the 2011 Warrior Games. Story

Marine Athletes Scrimmage
Colorado Community Leaders

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 11, 2011 - Colorado community leaders and a combination of Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard athletes faced-off in a seated volleyball scrimmage at the Olympic Training Center here, with four members of the All-Marine Warrior Games team. Story

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