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  • Special Edition: DOD Warrior Games Week in Photos

    This week's photos features Air Force wounded warrior athletes preparing for and participating in various events at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
  • Adaptive Warrior: No one fights alone

    Betty O'Brien went from mother to caregiver after her son, Senior Airman Kevin O’Brien, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 23-years-old in 2013.
  • Airman beats brain tumor, grateful for Warrior Games

    Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Craig Zaleski didn’t earn a medal in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games here this week, but he said the adaptive sports competition was an emotional and rewarding experience.
  • BLUE: Charlie Mike to recovery

    In this episode of BLUE, through the fog of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic injury and illness, American veterans realize that the ability to regain control of their minds and bodies lies within themselves. Wounded warriors talk about how the Air Force Wounded Warrior Care Program has helped them on the road to recovery.
  • Carter opens 2015 Warrior Games

    The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games opened June 19, with about 250 athletes from the U.S. and U.K. gathering at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, to compete for a different victory: celebrating their new lives and their enduring abilities.
  • Breast cancer survivor’s journey leads her to Warrior Games

    The Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Tech. Sgt. Linn Knight, a breast cancer survivor and explosive ordnance disposal technician, competed and placed in several events at the trials, advancing her to the June games.
  • Armed assault survivor moves on to Warrior Games

    Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane, a victim of an armed assault, placed in several events at the trials and is moving on to the Warrior Games in June.
  • Resilient security forces Airman advances to Warrior Games

    The Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Retired Senior Airman Jennifer Stone competed and placed in several events at the trials, advancing her to the June games.
  • Brain tumor survivor moves on to Warrior Games

    Senior Airman Kevin O'Brien, a brain tumor survivor, competed and placed in several events at the trials, advancing him to the Warrior Games.
  • Pentagon holds 4th Annual Pentagon Sitting Volleyball Tournament

    Fifty-two active-duty and veteran athletes from each of the military services and the U.S. Special Operations Command participated in the 4th Annual Pentagon Sitting Volleyball Tournament Nov. 20 at the Pentagon Athletic Club.
  • AFW2 helps Airmen take steps toward recovery

    One would never know the twelve current and retired Airmen walking into the Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Nov. 18, were wounded, ill or seriously injured. Minutes later, it is evident as the bleachers and floor fill with gym bags, volleyballs and prosthetic limbs, while two dogs sit loyally on the sideline waiting for their owners to return from practice.
  • First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

    General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant -- taking care of people.
  • The final stage in healing

    For some, the Warrior Games might be the first step toward healing, but for Air Force athlete Steven Malits the games are the last step in his long journey of recovery.
  • Dempsey lauds Warrior Games competitors, families

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff lauded wounded warriors, their families and sponsors Oct. 4, for their participation in the 2014 Warrior Games competition.
  • Love proves stronger than adversity

    Seven months before their wedding date, most brides are picking out invitations, booking musicians and florists and sending out save-the-date cards, however, Meagan Pinney was driving as fast as possible from Pheonix, Arizona, to Las Vegas to see her then-fiance, Ryan, in the hospital after a serious bicycle accident.
  • No greater friend

    Service dogs can range from being a person's eyes, sensing a seizure or low blood sugar, to sniffing out improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. For some of the Air Force's wounded warrior athletes, service dogs provide so much more than just physical assistance.
  • Coach zeroes in on Wounded Warriors' abilities

    He doesn't see scars, illnesses or disabilities. Don't get him wrong, he does care. However, in his sport, he only has one requirement.
  • Volleyball: Army too much for AF in bronze medal round

    Fans and players from the Air Force and the Army flooded into the U.S Olympic Training Center gymnasium Oct. 1, to watch as the two services clashed in this one last game with the 2014 Warrior Games sitting volleyball bronze medal on the line.
  • Wheelchair basketball attracts Air Force wounded warriors' biggest fans

    After a disappointing loss against the Navy, the Air Force wheelchair basketball team stood poised to start fresh in their game against the U.S. Special Operations Command Sept. 30, at the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Sitting Volleyball: Marines, Airmen square off in battle of undefeated team at 2014 Warrior Games

    The floor of the stadium shook and the cheers from the audience filled the room with excitement as the Marine Corps and Air Force teams took to the volleyball court on Sept. 29, during the 2014 Warrior Games hosted here at the United States Olympic Training Center.
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