Wounded Warriors Attend Sports Clinic

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, gives opening remarks during the opening ceremony for the 24th National Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2010. The event is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios
  • U.S. Air Force airmen post the colors during the opening ceremony inside The Silver Tree Hotel for the 24th National Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2010. The airmen are assigned to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios
  • Veterans attend the opening ceremony of the 24th National Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening ceremony March 28, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios
  • Veterans attend the opening ceremony for the 24th National Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, right, greets Alan Babin, a U.S. Army veteran and patient at the San Antonio VA Medical Center, during the 24th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 29, 2010. Babin was wounded in Iraq while serving as a medic assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. He is pictured with his mother, Rosalinda Babin. U.A. Army photo by Bob Peterson
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki chats with Sandy Trombetta, founder and director of the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, before last night’s opening ceremonies in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2010. DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Volunteers prepare rows of adaptive ski equipment for the disabled veterans who will use them as a full range of activities kicks off today at the 24th Annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2010. DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • U.S. Army veteran Paul Miosek hits the snow during his 11th year at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 29, 2010.
“I love the slopes!” he said. DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki calls an abandoned row of wheelchairs at the National Disabled Americans Winter Sports Clinic a testament to its success, Snowmass Village, Colo., March 29, 2010. DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki poses with Gene Hodge, a former U.S. Army staff sergeant participating in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., March 29, 2010. “Thank you for all the work you are doing for veterans,” Hodge told the secretary. DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki chats with William Fry, among the first wave of skiers to hit the slopes at the National Disabled Americans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 29, 2010. Fry, a former U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant who suffers from multiple sclerosis and memory loss, returned this year for his third winter sports clinic. DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki chats with William Fry, among the first wave of skiers to hit the slopes at the National Disabled Americans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 29, 2010. Fry, a former U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant who suffers from multiple sclerosis and memory loss, returned this year for his third winter sports clinic. DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki calls an abandoned row of wheelchairs at the National Disabled Americans Winter Sports Clinic a testament to its success, Snowmass Village, Colo., March 29, 2010. DoD photo by Donna Miles