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Team Navy Competes at 2017 DOD Warrior Games

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Team Navy at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

Team Navy is comprised of 36 Sailors and four Coast Guardsmen who are competing June 30 to July 8 against other military teams to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball.

This is first time the Navy has hosted the Games and is the first time they have been held in a public venue since the DoD became involved in hosting the Games in 2010.

Roster Sports Schedule

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Follow this blog throughout the Games for the latest on Team Navy.

Day 8 (July 8)

Swimming

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CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Members of the 2017 Warrior Games line up at the blocks as they prepare for the swim competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Members of the 2017 Warrior Games line up at the blocks as they prepare for the swim competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks of Team Navy prepares for the backstroke competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks of Team Navy prepares for the backstroke competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz, a native of Kearny, N.J., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, participates in the women’s 50 meter backstroke at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz, a native of Kearny, N.J., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, participates in the women’s 50 meter backstroke at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Retired Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ryan Shannon, a native of Morris, Ill., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, takes a breather after finishing his race at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Retired Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ryan Shannon, a native of Morris, Ill., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, takes a breather after finishing his race at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Lt. Jason Roberts of Team Navy pushes off the block during the backstroke competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Lt. Jason Roberts of Team Navy pushes off the block during the backstroke competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Navy Lt. Anna Kerry of Team Navy competes in the freestyle event at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Navy Lt. Anna Kerry of Team Navy competes in the freestyle event at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Coast Guard Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Rob Troha competes in the freestyle event at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Coast Guard Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Rob Troha competes in the freestyle event at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Information System Technician 1st Class Ryan Shannon of Team Navy competes in the freestyle event at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Information System Technician 1st Class Ryan Shannon of Team Navy competes in the freestyle event at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the 2017 Warrior Games. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Retired Coast Guard Yeoman 3rd Class Kristen Esget, a native of Beaufort, S.C., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, hugs an opponent after finishing a race at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Retired Coast Guard Yeoman 3rd Class Kristen Esget, a native of Beaufort, S.C., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, hugs an opponent after finishing a race at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Lt. Anna Kerry, a surface warfare officer and native of Miami, Fla., and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz, a native of Kearny, N.J., both members of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, share a moment between races at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 8, 2017) Lt. Anna Kerry, a surface warfare officer and native of Miami, Fla., and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz, a native of Kearny, N.J., both members of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy swim team, share a moment between races at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
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Day 7 (July 7)

Wheelchair Basketball

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CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Yeoman Javier Rodriguez grabs a rebound for Team Navy while playing in the final wheelchair basketball competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Yeoman Javier Rodriguez grabs a rebound for Team Navy while playing in the final wheelchair basketball competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., and member of Team Navy Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, prepares to pass the ball down-court during the championship game at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., and member of Team Navy Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, prepares to pass the ball down-court during the championship game at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Gunner’s Mate Hector Varela, a Fabens, Texas native and member of Team Navy’s 2017 Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, prepares to pass the ball down-court during the championship game at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Gunner’s Mate Hector Varela, a Fabens, Texas native and member of Team Navy’s 2017 Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, prepares to pass the ball down-court during the championship game at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Yeoman Javier Rodriguez, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico and member of Team Navy’s 2017 Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, takes the ball down-court during the championship game at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Yeoman Javier Rodriguez, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico and member of Team Navy’s 2017 Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, takes the ball down-court during the championship game at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., and member of Team Navy Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, takes a shot during the championship game against Team Army at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., and member of Team Navy Warrior Games wheelchair basketball team, takes a shot during the championship game against Team Army at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Yeoman Javier Rodriguez shoots a layup for Team Navy while playing in the final wheelchair basketball competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Chief Yeoman Javier Rodriguez shoots a layup for Team Navy while playing in the final wheelchair basketball competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
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Sitting Volleyball

LIVE FROM CHICAGO: Watch Team Navy take on Team Army in seated volleyball at the Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Friday, July 7, 2017

 

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CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Team Navy competes against Team Army in the sitting volleyball gold medal game during the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Team Navy competes against Team Army in the sitting volleyball gold medal game during the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Roel Espino, from Pasadena, Calif., with Team Navy, cheers during the sitting volleyball finals for the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Roel Espino, from Pasadena, Calif., with Team Navy, cheers during the sitting volleyball finals for the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brian Canich, from Upland, Calif., prepares to serve during the sitting volleyball finals for the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brian Canich, from Upland, Calif., prepares to serve during the sitting volleyball finals for the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Team Navy poses after winning the gold medal in sitting volleyball at the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Team Navy poses after winning the gold medal in sitting volleyball at the 2017 Warrior Games at the United Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
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Rifle

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CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brian Canich participates in the final rifle competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brian Canich participates in the final rifle competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer participates in the final rifle competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer participates in the final rifle competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Romulo Urtula participates in the final rifle competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Romulo Urtula participates in the final rifle competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
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Day 6 (July 6)

Cycling

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CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Lt. Andrew Hoyle, a chaplain and native of Fort Mill, S.C., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy approaches the final turn during the cycling event at Museum Campus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Lt. Andrew Hoyle, a chaplain and native of Fort Mill, S.C., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy approaches the final turn during the cycling event at Museum Campus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Adrian Mohammed of Team Navy and his pilot Jess E. Kruchoski pass officials during the tandem cycling event during the 2017 Warrior Games at Museum Campus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Adrian Mohammed of Team Navy and his pilot Jess E. Kruchoski pass officials during the tandem cycling event during the 2017 Warrior Games at Museum Campus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
Team Navy member retired Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Ron Condrey’s wife and his service dog Via wait for him to pass during the cycling event at the 2017 Warrior Games at Museum Campus in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
Team Navy member retired Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Ron Condrey’s wife and his service dog Via wait for him to pass during the cycling event at the 2017 Warrior Games at Museum Campus in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz, a native of Kearny, N.J., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy takes the lead in the female upright cycle event at Museum Campus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz, a native of Kearny, N.J., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy takes the lead in the female upright cycle event at Museum Campus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Adrian Mohammed (far right), a native of Oconomowoc, Wis., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy participates in the visually impaired cycling event with his pilot, Jess E. Kruchoski, at Museum Campus (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Adrian Mohammed (far right), a native of Oconomowoc, Wis., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy participates in the visually impaired cycling event with his pilot, Jess E. Kruchoski, at Museum Campus (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Intelligence officer Lt. Joshua Connell, a native of Clear Lake City, Texas, and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy participates in the cycling event at Museum Campus, in which he took the bronze medal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Intelligence officer Lt. Joshua Connell, a native of Clear Lake City, Texas, and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy participates in the cycling event at Museum Campus, in which he took the bronze medal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Retired Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Ron Condrey’s service dog Via greets him after the Team Navy member won the bronze medal in the cycling competition at the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Retired Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Ron Condrey’s service dog Via greets him after the Team Navy member won the bronze medal in the cycling competition at the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)

 

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Pistol

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CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, El Paso, Texas, participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, El Paso, Texas, participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks, from Stafford, Va., participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks, from Stafford, Va., participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks, from Stafford, Va., participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks, from Stafford, Va., participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, El Paso, Texas, participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
CHICAGO (July 6, 2017, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, El Paso, Texas, participates in the final pistol competition for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
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Day 5 (July 5)

Field

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CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., participates in a shot put competition for the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., participates in a shot put competition for the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven /Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Roel Espino of Team Navy takes part in the field portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Roel Espino of Team Navy takes part in the field portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz of Team Navy takes part in the field portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Melissa Klotz of Team Navy takes part in the field portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) U.S. Coast Guard Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jose Estrada, a native of Houston, Texas, and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy prepares to throw a shot put during the field events at Soldier Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) U.S. Coast Guard Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jose Estrada, a native of Houston, Texas, and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy prepares to throw a shot put during the field events at Soldier Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Coast Guard Fireman Christopher North, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy prepares to throw a shot put during the field events at Soldier Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Coast Guard Fireman Christopher North, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy prepares to throw a shot put during the field events at Soldier Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Retired Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer of Team Navy plays with his daughter after taking part in the field portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer of Team Navy plays with his daughter after taking part in the field portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
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Day 4 (July 3)

Archery

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CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Mario Ingram participates in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Mario Ingram participates in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Pou Pou participates in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Pou Pou participates in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Retired Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer removes an arrow after shooting for Team Navy during the archery portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer removes an arrow after shooting for Team Navy during the archery portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)

 

 

CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez records his score for Team Navy during the archery portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez records his score for Team Navy during the archery portion of the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)

 

CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Adrian Mohammed, a native of Oconomowoc, Wis., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy sits blindfolded while preparing for the archery tournament round for the visually impaired. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Adrian Mohammed, a native of Oconomowoc, Wis., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy sits blindfolded while preparing for the archery tournament round for the visually impaired. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)

 

 

 

 

CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Adrian Mohammed, a native of Oconomowoc, Wis., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy participates in the visually impaired archery tournament, with his wife, Grace, at his side. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 3, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Adrian Mohammed, a native of Oconomowoc, Wis., and member of the 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy participates in the visually impaired archery tournament, with his wife, Grace, at his side. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
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Day 3 (July 2)

Track

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CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Retired Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ryan Shannon, from Morris, Ill., participates in a track competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Retired Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ryan Shannon, from Morris, Ill., participates in a track competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Coast Guard Fireman Christopher North runs for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Coast Guard Fireman Christopher North runs for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Athletes compete in a track competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Athletes compete in a track competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Construction Electrician 2nd Class Alan Thomas, a native of Copperas Cove, Texas and member of 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy, races towards the finish line during a running event at Lane Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Construction Electrician 2nd Class Alan Thomas, a native of Copperas Cove, Texas and member of 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy, races towards the finish line during a running event at Lane Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)

 

CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Construction Electrician 2nd Class Alan Thomas rests after running for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Construction Electrician 2nd Class Alan Thomas rests after running for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Retired Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer rests after running for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer rests after running for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
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CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer, a native of Ranchester, Wyo., and member of 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy receives a gold medal from Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command, after placing first in a running event at Lane Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith, deputy chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics, speaks with Coast Guard Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Robert Troha after racing for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith, deputy chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics, speaks with Coast Guard Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Robert Troha after racing for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith, deputy chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics, speaks with Coast Guard Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Robert Troha and Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Andrea Dubus after they finished racing for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith, deputy chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics, speaks with Coast Guard Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Robert Troha and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Andrea Dubus after they finished racing for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Andrea Dubus rests after racing for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Andrea Dubus rests after racing for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at Lane Stadium in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
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Day 2 (July 1)

Opening Ceremony

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Warrior Games Opening Ceremony

It's time for the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago opening ceremony with Jon Stewart. 39 Sailors are participating in the Paralympic-style completion for wounded, ill and injured service members in Chicago. Go Navy!

Posted by U.S. Navy on Saturday, July 1, 2017

 

 

CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and his wife Dana Richardson cheer during the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games’ opening ceremony at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and his wife Dana Richardson cheer during the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games’ opening ceremony at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano, and their spouses salute during the National Anthem at the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games’ opening ceremony at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano, and their spouses salute during the National Anthem at the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games’ opening ceremony at Soldier Field in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and comedian Jon Stewart cheer athletes competing in the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago during the opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and comedian Jon Stewart cheer athletes competing in the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago during the opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
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Sitting Volleyball

LIVE NOW: Team Navy competing against United States Air Force in sitting volleyball at Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style competition, against other military branches, the United Kingdom and Australia for wounded, ill and injured service members. Go Navy!

Posted by U.S. Navy on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Rifle

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CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Pou Pou, from Fituta Manu’a, American Samoa, with Team Navy dons a competition shooting jacket before a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Pou Pou, from Fituta Manu’a, American Samoa, with Team Navy dons a competition shooting jacket before a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Retired Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer, from Ranchester, Wyo., with Team Navy sites his rifle before a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer, from Ranchester, Wyo., with Team Navy sites his rifle before a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley, from Victoria, Minn., with Team Navy shares a moment with his service Gauge during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley, from Victoria, Minn., with Team Navy shares a moment with his service Gauge during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Pou Pou, from Fituta Manu’a, American Samoa, with Team Navy participates in a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Pou Pou, from Fituta Manu’a, American Samoa, with Team Navy participates in a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Lt. Anna Kerry, with Team Navy participates in a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Lt. Anna Kerry, with Team Navy participates in a rifle competition during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
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Day 1 (June 30)

Team Navy Kicks Off 2017 Warrior Games

Warrior Games Day 1

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games got underway today in Chicago.Watch for a look at Team Navy's competition in shooting, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball on Day 1.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Friday, June 30, 2017

Team Navy kicked off the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games June 30 in Chicago, Illinois, with competition in shooting, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

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Archery

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CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Coast Guard Fireman Christopher North, from Jacksonville, Fla., participates in an archery practice round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Coast Guard Fireman Christopher North, from Jacksonville, Fla., participates in an archery practice round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., practices before participating in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., practices before participating in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., practices before participating in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., practices before participating in the archery portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., participates in an archery practice round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., participates in an archery practice round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., participates in an archery practice round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel Gonzalez, from Rialto, Calif., participates in an archery practice round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
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Shooting

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CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, from El Paso, Texas, participates in the pistol qualification round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van'tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks, from Stafford, Va., (left) and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, from El Paso, Texas, participate in the pistol qualification round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks, from Stafford, Va., (left) and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, from El Paso, Texas, participate in the pistol qualification round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ricks, from Stafford, Va., (left) and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, from El Paso, Texas, participate in the pistol qualification round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, from El Paso, Texas, participates in the pistol qualification round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van'tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Valerio, from El Paso, Texas, participates in the pistol qualification round for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
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Wheelchair Basketball

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CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Team Navy competes against the United Kingdom’s basketball team during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Team Navy competes against the United Kingdom’s basketball team during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Retired Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., participates in the wheelchair basketball portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Retired Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., participates in the wheelchair basketball portion for Team Navy during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Angelo Anderson, a native of Atlanta, and retired Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., both members of Team Navy Warrior Games basketball team interact during a time out against Team Air Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
CHICAGO (June 30, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Angelo Anderson, a native of Atlanta, and retired Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Steve Davis, a native of Modesto, Calif., both members of Team Navy Warrior Games basketball team interact during a time out against Team Air Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)
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About Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program

The mission of the Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program is to deliver year-round competitive and recreation opportunities for wounded, ill or seriously injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. Adaptive sports — athletic activities that are modified to meet the abilities of injured or ill individuals — are essential to the recuperation of our wounded warriors. All enrollees in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor are encouraged to make athletics a key component of their recovery and rehabilitation plans. The proven and lasting benefits of adaptive sports and reconditioning activities include higher self-esteem, lower stress levels and fewer secondary medical conditions.

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor hosts a series of adaptive athletic reconditioning camps, provides information relative to recreational opportunities and facilitates enrollees’ participation in the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games. Non-medical care managers and recovery care coordinators, along with the transition coordinators, are encouraged to brief all recovering and transitioning service members about adaptive sports opportunities.

Once registered for the sports program, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen are provided with information on all athletic opportunities, including the annual trials where athletes can compete for a spot on Team Navy in the DoD Warrior Games. Participants in the trials include active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries; serious illnesses; traumatic brain injuries; amputations; visual impairment; and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Athletes possessing professionalism, team spirit and the best qualifying times and/or scores are selected to compete on Team Navy in the DoD Warrior Games. The DoD Warrior Games represent the culmination of participation in structured adaptive sports and reconditioning activities of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans throughout their recovery by encouraging participation in physical and cognitive activities, inspiring physical fitness, mental strength and peer support, and encouraging new opportunities for growth and achievement.

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