The Warrior Games showcases the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill, or injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the power of ability over disability and the spirit of competition.
Since 2010, nearly 200 wounded, ill, or injuredservice members and Veterans have competed annually at the Warrior Games, a unique partnership between the Department of Defense and U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program. Athletes compete in sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling, track & field, archery & competitive shooting. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the athletes or team members place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their events respectively.
On Wednesday, May 8, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, we will discuss the 2013 Warrior Games live from the Warrior Games with Master Sgt. Jarrett Jongema, Adaptive Sports & Reconditioning Branch, U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command.
Master Sgt. Jarrett Jongema will answer your questions about the Games and about how adaptive sports and reconditioning support wounded, ill, or injured soldier recovery and transition.