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June 9, 2018

Warrior Games Athletes Build Friendships Through Competition

They've competed ardently for gold-medal glory, but the more than 300 U.S., U.K., Australian and Canadian service members participating in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games have also shared tears and laughter and made lifelong friends during the nine-day event.

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. 28, 2017

U.S., Denmark Battle for Medals in Invictus Games Rugby Semifinal

Overturned wheelchairs, strong blocking and speed scoring were showcased as national teams competed here at the Mattamy Athletics Centre during preliminary matches leading to the rugby semifinals at the 2017 Invictus Games.

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 11, 2017

Master Resilience Trainers Help Soldiers Compete at Warrior Games

As soldiers competed for gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, they had a support staff of coaches who helped them mentally prepare for the challenge.

June 30, 2017

Airman Reflects on Warrior Games' Evolution, Growth

As one airman took the sitting volleyball court at McCormick Place here for practice before the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, he reflected on how the games have changed since he began competing in 2011.

June 29, 2017

Severely Injured Sailor to Compete at Wounded Warrior Games

A severely injured sailor has persevered in the face of a devastating loss, and he now looks forward to competing in the upcoming 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

June 29, 2017

Archery Coach Helps Fellow Wounded Warriors Adapt to ‘New Normal’

While deployed to Iraq in 2005 as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic, then-Army Staff Sgt. Jessie White had no way of knowing the blast from an improvised explosive device would change his life forever.

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