Dogs are often called man’s best friend.

For Team Navy athletes at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, their service dogs are more than that.

In this video, athletes and their families explain why the dogs are a big part of the athletes themselves and also the team.

 

U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico

Thirty-nine Team Navy athletes competed June 30 to July 8 in the Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Team Navy is comprised of 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.