Veterans

April 15, 2016
 

Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open

Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com.

Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors — as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches — must register online to participate.

The Army will host the DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., from June 15-21.

The Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Approximately 250 athletes will participate in eight sporting events, representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and United Kingdom Armed Forces.

The games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of service members, veterans and their families and caregivers. They represent the culmination of participation in structured adaptive sports and reconditioning activities of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans through their recovery.

Spectators are invited to attend and support the athletes during the games, including opening and closing ceremonies, and registration is not required.

Volunteer information
Volunteer support is necessary in order to put on an event worthy of the hundreds of competitors at the Warrior Games. No special expertise is required and mandatory volunteer training will be provided. Lodging, food and transportation are all at the volunteer’s expense. Volunteer positions include escorts, back up scorers, cheering squad and spectators, crowd control, parking guide, runner, setup/cleanup, time keeper, etc. The Military Academy is a federal installation and additional documentation may be required for individuals requesting access. For more information about group and minor volunteer requirements, contact DoDWGVolunteers@mail.mil.

For more information about the 2016 DOD Warrior Games, visit http://warriorgames.dodlive.mil/.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – September 24, 2018

News Sexual assault: Here are the bases where troops are most at risk – Men and women assigned to Navy ships at sea are far more likely to be sexually assaulted than service members at bases elsewhere across the force, according to a new Defense Department report.     Business Sub builder Electric Boat injects...
 
 

News Briefs – September 24, 2018

U.S. sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons. U.S. government officials say China’s Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu violated a 2017 law meant to punish Russia for interfering in U.S. elections and other activities. Administration...
 
 
NASA photograph by Steve Moon

Partnership, teamwork enable landmark science glovebox launch to ISS

NASA photograph by Steve Moon NASA’s new Life Sciences Glovebox undergoes testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, prior to its Sept. 22 flight to the International Space Station. The r...