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AF hosts, wins wounded warrior sitting volleyball tournament

Retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar serves the ball during the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship game at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force won the tournament by beating the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar serves the ball during the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship game at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force won the tournament by beating the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar gets his leg taped after the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship game at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force won the tournament by beating the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar gets his leg taped after the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship game at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force won the tournament by beating the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III takes a selfie with Air Force wounded warriors after they won the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship match at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III takes a selfie with Air Force wounded warriors after they won the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship match at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III takes a selfie with Air Force wounded warriors after they won the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship match at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III takes a selfie with Air Force wounded warriors after they won the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship match at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to a crowd of fans at the trophy presentation during the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to a crowd of fans at the trophy presentation during the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team, along with Defense Secretary Ash Carter, raise the coveted 1st place trophy after winning the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team, along with Defense Secretary Ash Carter, raise the coveted 1st place trophy after winning the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force team edged out the Marines in the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team pose for photos with the 1st place trophy after winning the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship game at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force edged out the Marines during the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team pose for photos with the 1st place trophy after winning the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament championship game at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force edged out the Marines during the final match. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)

Retired Tech. Sgt. Melissa Monreau serves the ball during a match as part of the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force won this year’s tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

Retired Tech. Sgt. Melissa Monreau serves the ball during a match as part of the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force won this year’s tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team discuss strategy during a timeout in the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team won the match against the Marines, and went on to take home the trophy for the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team discuss strategy during a timeout in the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team won the match against the Marines, and went on to take home the trophy for the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

A member of the Air Force wounded warrior volleyball team spikes the ball during a volleyball match as part of the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team won the match against the Marines, and went on to take home the trophy for the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)
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A member of the Air Force wounded warrior volleyball team spikes the ball during a volleyball match as part of the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team won the match against the Marines, and went on to take home the trophy for the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

Members of the Air Force wounded warriors volleyball team watch as retired Tech. Sgt. Patrick Young serves the ball during a volleyball match as part of the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team won the match against the Marines, and went on to take home the trophy for the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)
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Members of the Air Force wounded warriors volleyball team watch as retired Tech. Sgt. Patrick Young serves the ball during a volleyball match as part of the Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Team won the match against the Marines, and went on to take home the trophy for the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force hosted a joint-service Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament Nov. 19 at the Pentagon Athletic Center, and the Air Force wounded warrior Airmen took home the trophy. 

The tournament was part of the weeklong Warrior CARE Event, held primarily at Joint Base Andrews, where more than 75 wounded, ill or injured service members from different branches of the military competed in adaptive sports and various activities aimed at healing of the body and mind.

The Warrior CARE Event offered participants caregiver support, and recovering Airmen mentorship, training and adaptive and rehabilitative sports training. CARE stands for:

C - Caregiver Support Program

A - Adaptive and Rehabilitative Sports Program

R - Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program

E - Employment and Career Readiness Program

For more information on Warrior CARE, click here.


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