The opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 19 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172.
This historic opening ceremony will mark the commencement of the first Department of Defense-led Warrior Games competition. The event will include opening remarks from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and will be attended by senior military and government leadership from across the national capital region. The opening ceremony will be live-streamed at http://defensetv.tv/.
The Warrior Games, including the opening ceremony, is open to the public. However, access to the event will be limited and registration is required through CVENT at: www.cvent.com/d/6rq2x3/6X.
It is recommended that all spectators, guests and media representatives arrive at least two hours prior to the event in order to ensure timely access to the event site.
The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games will showcase the resiliency and fighting spirit of our service members and veterans. The Warrior Games will highlight 270 of the finest athletes from all military branches and our partners in the British Armed Forces, as well as the faithful support of their caregivers, families and the Military Adaptive Sports Program.
Please note: on June 19, the National Museum of the Marine Corps will be operating with a delayed opening of 1 p.m. in order to provide dedicated support to this historic event.
Media interested in attending the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games are required to preregister. All events will be open press; in addition June 18 has been designated as a media day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The United States Marine Corps is organizing the games, and will grant media credentials via the following registration process:
1. Go to the registration website: www.cvent.com/d/6rq2x3/6X
2. Scroll to the bottom, select "Register Now"
3. Under "Registration Type" drop-down, select "Other"
4. Under the "Choose" drop-down, select "Media"
For more information about the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games please visit:
Additional information may be requested by email at WWR_PAO@usmc.mil or by contacting Capt. James Ferguson, USMC at 571--465-6659.