Home / Navy Life / Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior

“The Unsung Heroes of the Warrior Games”

As the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games started June 21, athletes have been testing their strengths and endurance. A total of 40 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, who advanced to the DoD level in March as part of the Navy Wounded Warrior–Safe Harbor program, are in the Team Navy. Behind the …

Read More »

Adaptive Sports: Life Changing and Lifesaving

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)

Thirty-nine Team Navy athletes are competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans includes archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. While the athletes are competing for gold, the adaptive sports and …

Read More »

2017 DoD Warrior Games: Recognizing Hidden Heroes

Ida Malone, left, helps her husband, Navy Chief Petty Officer Averill Malone, stretch before bicycling during the Navy’s training camp for the 2015 DoD Warrior Games at Ventura County Naval Station Port Hueneme in Oxnard, Calif., May 31, 2015. Ida is also a caregiver for her husband, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. (Dept. of Defense photo by EJ Hersom/Released)

By Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Commander, Navy Installations Command While the Warrior Games are primarily focused on the athletes and their challenging experiences and inspiring accomplishments, we also acknowledge and recognize the tremendous dedication and support of the “hidden heroes” – spouses, family and caregivers who have made their own …

Read More »

2017 DoD Warrior Games: 90 Days and Counting!

By Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Commander, Navy Installations Command The 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games are around the corner, just 90 days away! As the newest commander for our Navy’s 71 installations under 11 regions worldwide, I am responsible for our mission of sustaining the fleet, enabling our Sailors …

Read More »

Invictus Games 2016

Invictus Games 2016 is an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event that brings together wounded, injured and ill service members in the spirit of friendly athletic competition. Over 500 competitors from 15 nations take part in the event held in Orlando, Fla., May 8-12. Displays of invincible spirit, motivation, willpower, perseverance, inspiration …

Read More »