The Navy, in partnership with the city of Chicago, is hosting this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games, which marks the first time the DoD Warrior Games have been held off a military installation. The athletes are competing now until July 8 in Chicago.
The annual Warrior Games introduces wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic-style sports. The Games demonstrate the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports and provides a tremendous healing power for athletes. The competition provides a means to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.
Team Navy is comprised of 39 athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior–Safe Harbor, the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guard members, providing resources and support to their families. Approximately 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force.
For more information about Team Navy, contact the team’s public affairs officer Kyle Malloy at 319-210-8388 and visit http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/06/30/team-navy-competes-at-2017-dod-warrior-games.