Families and Caregivers: Essential element in athletes’ recovery and rehabilitation

The 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games have been an opportunity for families and caregivers of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to share common experiences and celebrate the accomplishments of their service members and families in overcoming adversity and thriving. Thirty-nine athletes competed June 30 to July 8 on behalf of Team …

Service Dogs: More than Man’s Best Friend for Team Navy Athletes

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 …

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 …

2017 DoD Warrior Games: Recognizing Hidden Heroes

By Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Commander, Navy Installations Command While the Warrior Games are primarily focused on the athletes and their challenging experiences and inspiring accomplishments, we also acknowledge and recognize the tremendous dedication and support of the “hidden heroes” – spouses, family and caregivers who have made their own sacrifices to help our warrior …

2017 DoD Warrior Games: 90 Days and Counting!

By Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Commander, Navy Installations Command The 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games are around the corner, just 90 days away! As the newest commander for our Navy’s 71 installations under 11 regions worldwide, I am responsible for our mission of sustaining the fleet, enabling our Sailors and supporting their families, which …