In keeping with the Warrior Care Month theme, Unleashing Unlimited Potential, wounded warriors recently participated in two special athletic events designed to remind them, and those around them, that a wound, illness or injury doesn’t have to slow a wounded warrior down.
On November 18, the Navy hosted a Wheelchair Basketball event
at the Pentagon Athletic Center, including a clinic and a scrimmage game. Navy leadership, including COL John Mayer
, Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment
hosted a Seated Volleyball Clinic and Tournament
on November 22, with teams comprised of wounded, ill and injured Service members from all the Military Services. Facilitating the clinic was
Warrior Athletic Reconditioning Program (WARP), all Service members are provided with an opportunity to participate in recreational activities and competitive athletic opportunities, helping to improve their physical and mental quality of life throughout their recovery.
Participating in adaptive sports and reconditioning programs also allows Service members to enjoy the camaraderie of a team and find a new place to put their warrior ethos to work.