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Oct. 5, 2017

DoD Disability Awards Celebration Reflects Progress, Official Says

Defense Department officials recognized 21 DoD service members and civilians with disabilities for their outstanding contributions supporting DoD’s mission during the 37th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards ceremony.

Sept. 30, 2017

Soldier Credits Adaptive Sports for Recovery, Medal Wins at Invictus Games

"Adaptive sports is a big part of recovery because I know, for me, without adaptive sports, I would’ve been lost,” said Army Spc. Stephanie Morris, who lost a leg during service in Afghanistan. Morris won a gold medal in discus, a silver in shot put and a bronze in hand cycle in the women’s track and field competition at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 28, 2017

Retired Navy Chief Shocked to Medal at Invictus Games

As Sharona Young, a medically retired Navy chief petty officer, crossed the finish line at the 2017 Invictus Games, she was in shock that she had earned her first medal in an athletic competition.

Sept. 26, 2017

Retired Marine Breaks Personal Record, Takes Gold at Invictus Games

At the Invictus Games in Toronto, more than 550 wounded, ill and injured service members from 17 nations are competing in 12 sporting events, including medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder.

Sept. 25, 2017

Captain Excited to Lead U.S. Team at Invictus Games

A pilot who returned to active duty after losing her leg to an accident said she's honored to lead the U.S. team at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 25, 2017

Medically Retired Soldier Encourages Others to ‘Just Try’

Whether it’s adding another medal to his collection or meeting his comrades for another friendly competition on the tennis or basketball courts this week, Roosevelt Anderson, a medically retired U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant, said he looked forward to competing at the third Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 24, 2017

Third Invictus Games Adaptive Sports Competition Kicks Off in Toronto

Competitors, celebrities, royalty and spectators came together in Toronto to kick off the 2017 Invictus Games where more than 550 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from 17 nations will compete in 12 sporting events.

July 5, 2017

Soldier Represents Team, Women at Warrior Games

Proud to represent the Army and female service members, Army veteran Michelle Sanchez breaks personal records and aims for gold during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

April 25, 2017

Second Lady Sees Art Therapy in Action at Hawaii Base

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited with military and civilian leaders at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to talk about how art therapy is being used to help service members and their families deal with difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses.

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