Hundreds of elite athletes, including those from international allied nations, compete in adaptive sporting events such as wheelchair basketball, cycling, indoor rowing, and wheelchair rugby, among others.The DoD Warrior Games serve as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors by providing them exposure to adaptive sports. Participation in the Warrior Games represents the culmination of a service member’s involvement in an adaptive sports program and demonstrates the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.
The 2021 Warrior Games, hosted by the U.S. Army, will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort from September 12-22, and will once again be open to the public, welcoming the community and the world to be a part of the excitement and support these heroes. (source: DoDWarriorGames)
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce the 2021 Air Force Warrior Games team. A team of coaches and staff selected 45 primary and 15 alternates; a combination of active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and veterans, after their 2021 Virtual Air Force Trials competition. The 45-person team will go on to compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida, Sept 12-22, 2021. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Shawn Sprayberry)