Work: Warrior Games Showcase Overcoming Obstacles

By Karen ParrishDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, June 29, 2015 – The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games provided a showcase for how determination and support can help people overcome seemingly impossible obstacles, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said yesterday at Marine Corps Base … [Read more...]

Marines Lead 2015 DoD Warrior Games to Ceremonial Close

By Karen ParrishDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, June 29, 2015 – The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games concluded with a ceremony yesterday at Butler Stadium, an open-air venue at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, that serves as parade ground and athletic arena. As the hosting … [Read more...]

Military Athletes Show Skills at 2015 DoD Warrior Games

By Karen ParrishDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, June 29, 2015 – The Defense Department’s 2015 Warrior Games, which concluded yesterday at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, provided an Olympic-style spectacle of warrior-athletes competing in games of skill not too different from the “arts … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Soldier Leads From the Front

By Army Staff Sgt. Toshiko Gregg81st Regional Support CommandFORT JACKSON, S.C., June 29, 2015 – After graduating high school in 1993, Army Master Sgt. Tomeka Brown wasn’t ready to follow the crowd and head toward college. She felt as if she needed a change in her life, and she decided to join Army … [Read more...]

Army Takes Gold, AF Earns Silver in Warrior Games Volleyball

By Shannon CollinsDoD News, Defense Media ActivityMARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 29, 2015 – The Army volleyball team took the gold medal in a three-game match against the Air Force at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games here yesterday. The Army team beat the Marines in the first playoff … [Read more...]

U.S., Coalition Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, June 28, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported … [Read more...]

Sailor Attributes Warrior Games Medals to Family’s Support

By Shannon CollinsDoD News, Defense Media ActivityMARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 28, 2015 – Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Austin Reese earned a gold medal in the men’s 50-freestyle and a silver medal in the 100-freestyle in classification 1.0-3.0 during the swimming competition at the Freedom … [Read more...]

Marine Pushes Through Pain to Win Warrior Games Gold

By Shannon CollinsDoD News, Defense Media ActivityMARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 28, 2015 – Medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder earned gold medals in the women’s 50-meter freestyle and 100-freestyle and a silver medal in the women’s 50-meter backstroke in classification 4.5 in … [Read more...]

Warrior Games Athlete’s Illness Strengthens Couple’s Bond

By Shannon CollinsDoD News, Defense Media ActivityMARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 28, 2015 – U.S. Special Operations Command veteran Sean Walsh earned silver medals in the 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter backstroke and a bronze medal in the 50-meter breaststroke in swimming … [Read more...]

Swimmer Uses Imagery Skills to Earn Warrior Games Medals

By Shannon CollinsDoD News, Defense Media ActivityMARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 28, 2015 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike McPhall earned gold medals in the men’s 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter breaststroke and in the men’s 200-meter relay and a silver medal in the men’s 50-meter … [Read more...]