Annual Air Force Trials ignites competition at NAFB

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A member of team USA competes in the 100 meter backstroke during the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials at the University of Las Vegas indoor pool, Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 28. Service members are participating in adaptive athletic reconditioning for lasting effects on physical and emotional recovery.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Members of the American team look on as the colors are presented at the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials Feb. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. U.S. Air Force and Australian wounded warriors are here to compete during the Air Force Trials Feb. 27 through March 5.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Onlookers cheer on a member of team USA during the cycling competition of the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 27. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Staff Sgt. August O’Neill stands with his working dog during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials Feb. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Wounded warriors are encouraged to come out and try adaptive sports as a way to begin a new chapter within their life.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A member of team USA participates in the discus during the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Mar. 1. This will be the fifth time Nellis is hosting the camp and wounded warriors are hopeful to come back.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A member of team USA light the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior flame during the opening ceremony on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 26. The Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A member of the U.S. Air Force Parachute Team, the Wings of Blue glides across the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 26. The opening ceremony signified the official start of the Air Force Trials which will run Feb. 27 to March 5.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A member of team USA lines up her shot during the archery competition of the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 29. This will be the fifth time Nellis is hosting the camp and wounded warriors are hopeful to come back.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A member of the American team holds his hand over his heart during the opening ceremonies at the 2016 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials, Feb. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 100 wounded, ill or injured service members from around the country along with their support teams have gathered for the Trials.

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