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The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games feature 11 sporting events with about 300 athletes representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defense Force and Canadian Armed Forces. Adaptive sports help wounded warriors build strength and endurance while drawing inspiration from teammates. The goal of the Warrior Games is to demonstrate the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.
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Comedian Jon Stewart greets Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Williams during a break in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games gold medal wheelchair basketball round at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 9, 2018. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Leaders, Celebrities Salute ‘Inspirational’ 2018 DoD Warrior Games

British Army Lt. Cmdr. Jason Saunders hugs Army Pfc. Lauren Jahn, who went on to win silver in recurve archery, during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7, 2018. DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg

Warrior Games Athletes Build Friendships Through Competition

Cairo, Air Force Staff Sgt. Brent Young's service dog, waits for Young as he competes in archery during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 7, 2018.  The Warrior Games are an annual event, established in 2010, to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members to adaptive sports as a way to enhance their recovery and rehabilitation.     (DoD Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

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DoD Warrior Games
June 6, 2018 | 1:51
How service dogs help the athletes in everyday life at the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2018, June 6, 2018. The Warrior Games, taking place June 1-9, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, are a Paralympic-style series of events for wounded, ill and injured service members from all U.S. branches of service and this year include teams from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces. (DoD video by Warrior Games)
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Athletes Compete in Rowing Events at the 2018 DoD Warrior Games

Wounded warrior athletes compete in rowing events during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 6, 2018. Photos by multiple DoD photographers

Service Members Compete for Gold During Final Wheelchair Basketball Events

Service members compete in final wheelchair basketball events during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 9, 2018. The Warrior Games are an annual event, established in 2010, to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members to adaptive sports as a way to enhance their recovery and rehabilitation.

Athletes Compete in Swimming Events At The 2018 DoD Warrior Games

Wounded warrior athletes compete in swimming events during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 6, 2018. DoD photos by multiple photographers

Athletes Compete in Sitting Volleyball At The 2018 DoD Warrior Games

Wounded warrior athletes compete in sitting volleyball during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 6, 2018. DoD photos by multiple photographers

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