Rustic American Flag Gunny's Job Board

Category Archives: Team Navy

“The Unsung Heroes of the Warrior Games”

As the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games started June 21, athletes have been testing their strengths and endurance. A total of 40 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, who advanced to the DoD level in March as part of the Navy Wounded Warrior–Safe Harbor program, are in the Team Navy.

Behind the scenes, another test takes place; it’s about family, love, care and commitment. The ones who stick together are “The Unsung Heroes of the Warrior Games.”

 

The Warrior Games not only bring the best warriors together to compete; the games also provide support services and resources for their families.

The Warrior Games will conclude June 30 with a closing ceremony.

For the latest news about the DoD Warrior Games, visit dodwarriorgames.com where you can watch games live, and follow the Team Navy on Navy Wounded Warrior–Safe Harbor’s Facebook page.

https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2019/06/28/the-unsung-heroes-of-the-warrior-games/ U.S. Navy

Adaptive Sports: Life Changing and Life Saving

Thirty-nine Team Navy athletes are competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

The Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans includes archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball.

While the athletes are competing for gold, the adaptive sports and the Games are about more than just winning. For some, the experience has been life changing and life saving.

U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Brame

Approximately 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force are competing until July 8 in Chicago.

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/07/06/adaptive-sports-life-changing-and-life-saving/ Jason Kelly

What Independence Day Means to Me

We’re the land of the free because of the brave – like our Team Navy athletes in the Warrior Games.

The team’s wounded warrior athletes in the Paralympic-style competition explain what Independence Day means to them.

U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Brame

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/07/04/what-independence-day-means-to-me/ U.S. Navy

Team Navy Competes at 2017 DOD Warrior Games

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Team Navy at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

Team Navy is comprised of 36 Sailors and four Coast Guardsmen who are competing June 30 to July 8 against other military teams to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball.

This is first time the Navy has hosted the Games and the first time for the Games is being held in a public venue since the DoD became involved in hosting the Games in 2010.

Follow this blog throughout the Games for the latest on Team Navy.

About Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program

The mission of the Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program is to deliver year-round competitive and recreation opportunities for wounded, ill or seriously injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. Adaptive sports — athletic activities that are modified to meet the abilities of injured or ill individuals — are essential to the recuperation of our wounded warriors. All enrollees in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor are encouraged to make athletics a key component of their recovery and rehabilitation plans. The proven and lasting benefits of adaptive sports and reconditioning activities include higher self-esteem, lower stress levels and fewer secondary medical conditions.

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor hosts a series of adaptive athletic reconditioning camps, provides information relative to recreational opportunities and facilitates enrollees’ participation in the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games. Non-medical care managers and recovery care coordinators, along with the transition coordinators, are encouraged to brief all recovering and transitioning service members about adaptive sports opportunities.

Once registered for the sports program, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen are provided with information on all athletic opportunities, including the annual trials where athletes can compete for a spot on Team Navy in the DoD Warrior Games. Participants in the trials include active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries; serious illnesses; traumatic brain injuries; amputations; visual impairment; and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Athletes possessing professionalism, team spirit and the best qualifying times and/or scores are selected to compete on Team Navy in the DoD Warrior Games. The DoD Warrior Games represent the culmination of participation in structured adaptive sports and reconditioning activities of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans throughout their recovery by encouraging participation in physical and cognitive activities, inspiring physical fitness, mental strength and peer support, and encouraging new opportunities for growth and achievement.

 

 

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/06/30/team-navy-competes-at-2017-dod-warrior-games/ U.S. Navy