August 01, 2018

Warriors for Life at the Warrior Games

AMY MCCULLOUGH 

Everyone’s path to the Warrior Games is a little bit different and each athlete has their own reason for competing, but the Air Force, which hosted this year’s games, says its goal is for the athletes and their families to leave the games stronger than they were before.

Some 300 athletes from the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and US Special Operations Command, along with international athletes from Australia, the UK, and Canada, competed in the Paralympic-style events held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 1 to 9.

The 39 members on team Air Force earned a total of 165 medals, including 70 gold, 56 silver, and 39 bronze, during the 2018 USAF-led games.