The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
DoD Warrior Games is an annual sporting competition that brings together wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from across the country.
This is the first year that the department is organizing the games, which were previously run by the United States Olympic Committee and held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
DoD Warrior Games 2015 will feature eight sporting events with approximately 200 athletes representing teams from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, and U.S. Special Operations Command.
Adaptive sports and athletic reconditioning activities play a fundamental role in the recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration of service members back into their units or as they transition into the civilian environment.
In 2011, the Department of Defense created the Military Adaptive Sports Program to enhance warrior recovery by engaging wounded, ill, and injured service members in ongoing, daily adaptive activities, based on their interests and abilities. The program has assisted more than 158,000 service members at 325 structured camps and clinics.
For more information, visit www.defense.mil/warriorgames.