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July 2, 2017

Navy Athlete Hears Warrior Games Calling

A Navy athlete at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games said she once wasn't planning to join the military, but after 9/11, she heard a voice that encouraged her to join.

July 2, 2017

Army Veteran Pushes Through PTSD; Hopes to Break Records

Medically retired Army Staff Sgt. Megan Grudzinski hopes to break her own records from last year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.

July 2, 2017

DoD Warrior Games Open With 265 Participants, Celebrities

About 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from U.S., U.K. and Australian forces are competing in Chicago in sports ranging from shooting and archery to wheelchair basketball.

July 1, 2017

9/11 Inspires Warrior Games Athlete to Serve

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. James Dunaway said watching the twin towers fall motivated him to join the Marines. Years later as a veteran with more than 400 combat missions, competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games meant setting goals and telling himself that things are going to get better.

July 1, 2017

Marine Athlete Enjoys Warrior Games, Chicago

Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jack Sigman is competing as an athlete at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago, but this combat zone amputee also rides motorcycles as another means to overcome adversity.

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.

June 9, 2017

Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson to Kick Off Warrior Games With Concert

Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will kick off the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games -- the annual Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans -- at Soldier Field, Chicago, July 1, 2017.

April 21, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Nurse Provides Insight on Cancer Battle

Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a military nurse, visited with nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center's surgical ward on Fort Bliss, Texas, where she shared the story of her battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer that eventually caused the amputation of her left leg.

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