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Warrior Games

Once on the battlefield, now on the playing field...; Celebrate the achievement and abilities of wounded, ill and injured servicemembers though athletic competition. Seven sports, 200+ athletes, be a part of it; May 11-16, Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Marines Win Gold in Sitting Volleyball at 2013 Warrior Games

Marines Win Gold in Sitting Volleyball at 2013 Warrior Games

Photo Essay: Soldiers, Marines Participate in Archery Competition at 2013 Warrior Games

Soldiers, Marines Participate in Archery Competition

Photo Essay: Army Wins Gold Medal in Wheelchair Basketball Match at 2013 Wounded Warrior Games

Army Wins Gold Medal in Wheelchair Basketball Match

Photo Essay: Marines, Soldiers Compete in Track and Field

Marines, Soldiers Compete in Track and Field

Photo Essay: Marine Team Sweeps Competition in Sitting Volleyball at 2013 Wounded Warriors Games

Marine Team Sweeps Competition in Sitting Volleyball

Photo Essay: Wounded Warriors Compete in Air Rifle, Pistol Events at 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado

Wounded Warriors Compete in Air Rifle, Pistol Events

Photo Essay: Britan's Prince Harry Attends 2013 Warrior Games Men's Recumbent Cycling Event

Britan's Prince Harry Attends Men's Recumbent Cycling Event

Photo Essay: Wounded Warriors Compete in Men's Bicycle Open

Wounded Warriors Compete in Men's Bicycle Open

Photo Essay: U.S., U.K. Wounded Warrior Teams Play Exhibition Match

U.S., U.K. Wounded Warrior Teams Play Exhibition Match

Photo Essay: Winnefeld, Athletes Participate in Warrior Games Opening Ceremony

Winnefeld, Athletes Participate in Opening Ceremony

Photo Essay: Army Wounded Warriors Prepare For Warrior Games

Army Wounded Warriors Prepare For Warrior Games

Photo Essay: Marines Prepare for Warrior Games in Colorado

Marines Prepare for Warrior Games in Colorado

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Marines Earn Fourth Title With 93 Medals

The Marine Corps has established a dynasty at the Warrior Games, taking top honors for the fourth year in a row at this year’s competition, which concluded May 16. Story

Gold Medalist Embodies Warrior Spirit

Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil wins the gold medal in the 1,500-meter wheelchair race during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 14, 2013.Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil took three gold medals in the race chair, a bronze medal in the shot put and a bronze in the hand cycle/recumbent cycling race during the 2013 Warrior Games, which concluded May 16 at the Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Marine Archery Coaches Cross Service Lines

Expert Marine archery coaches assisted wounded warrior athletes representng all services and veterans at the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Military Veteran Defies Injuries at Warrior Games

Retired Staff Sgt. Zuleika Cruz-Pereira practices the shot put prior to the start of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Zuleika Cruz is defying painful injuries she'd received during a duty tour in Iraq to participate in the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Wounded Recover Through Massage Therapy

Jeanette Falu-Bishop, a masseuse and the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Structure for Wounded Warriors, helps heal and relax ill, injured and wounded veterans competing at the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Iraq Vet Recovers From Injury to
Compete in Warrior Games

Army veteran Randall “Blake” McMinn from Linden, Texas, is competing in the cycling, swimming, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair basketball events at the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.Warrior Games athlete Randall "Blake" McMinn remembers that during his Army career, he was taught to leave behind the possibility of failure and the temptation of quitting. Story

Team Navy Gains Victories at 2013 Games

Team Navy member Lt. j.g. Laura Root became the first female to ever win a gold medal in shooting at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13. Story

Soldier Learns Patience Key to Good Shooting

One Warrior Games athlete has only been shooting competitively for five months and has already earned gold in the offhand air rifle competition. Story

Marine Team Makes Winning Sprint
Toward Chairman’s Cup

Nearing the final events of the 2013 Warrior Games, the Marine team has earned more than 30 medals, pushing them one step closer toward reclaiming the Chairman’s Cup--now commonly known as the “Commandant’s Cup.” Story

Singing National Anthem Tops
Soldier's 'Bucket List'

Tony Jasso, a former Soldier, who served in Iraq as a combat medic, sings the national anthem prior to the wheelchair basketball playoffs at the 2013 Warrior Games, in Colorado Springs, Colo.With a range of one-and-one-half octaves, the national anthem is widely considered a difficult song to sing. It's even more challenging to do so in front of an audience of current and former military spectators awaiting the start of an athletic event at the 2013 Warrior Games. Story

Wounded Special Ops Thrive on Competition

Extremely tough training and experience give the special operations team’s wounded warriors a competitive edge. Story

Marines Dominate Shooting Competition

As a hush went across the spectators, two Marines, tied in the finals for shooting an air rifle, lined up their final shots in a shoot-off. A tenth of a point on the last shot meant the difference between winning gold and silver for these two Marines. Story