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From June 21-30, 2024, U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command will host the Department of Defense Warrior Games bringing together hundreds of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran military members to compete in adaptive sports as part of their recovery journeys.

What is the DoD Warrior Games?

The Department of Defense (DoD) holds an annual adaptive-sports competition, the Warrior Games. This year is the 14th anniversary highlighting the exceptional physical skills and mental toughness of wounded, ill and injured active-duty and veteran service members. Men and women representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command will compete in a variety of adaptive sports.

When and where is the 2024 DoD Warrior Games?

The U.S. Army will host the 2024 DoD Warrior Games from June 21 to 30, 2024 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. Specific dates and details will be released closer to the event.

What are adaptive sports?

The adaptive sports featured in the DoD Warrior Games are a part of the larger DoD Warrior Care program. Within this program, adaptive sports provide reconditioning activities and competitive athletic opportunities to all wounded, ill and injured service members to improve their physical and mental wellness throughout the continuum of recovery and transition. Modified equipment and additional classification systems allow each athlete to compete, regardless of their injury or illness.

Which sports have been adapted?

Adaptive sports featured at the 2024 DoD Warrior Games will include archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, shooting, indoor rowing, and powerlifting.

Who can attend the Warrior Games?

The public will once again be invited to experience the excitement and inspiration of the DoD Warrior Games when it returns to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in June 2024. Information on competition and attendance will be provided closer to the event.

Why are the DoD Warrior Games important?

First and foremost, the Warrior Games are designed to enhance recovery by engaging wounded, ill, and injured service members outside of traditional therapy settings. The program hopes to inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement. Second, the games raise awareness about the resources available through the DoD Warrior Care programs. The adaptive sports program is just one facet of the continuum of recovery and care our active-duty and veteran warriors receive.

What does it feel like to compete in adaptive sports?

Media will have select opportunities to experience and appreciate the special challenges faced by these warriors. Adaptive equipment and interaction with the athletes offer a unique chance to share their experiences with the audience.

How do I get information about Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, or other event details?

Details regarding Warrior Games events, including Opening and Closing Ceremony, will be released closer to the event.

How can my business support the Warrior Games?

The Warrior Games appreciates the support of all its Corporate Sponsors and supporters. Companies interested in Corporate Sponsorship opportunities should contact:
Jane Porto
Commercial Sponsorship & Advertising
U.S. Army Installation Management Command
jane.m.porto-turner.naf@army.mil

Where is the schedule of sporting events?

Details regarding DoD Warrior Games sports schedules and events will be released closer to the event.

Will there be international team participation in the 2024 DoD Warrior Games?

International teams will once again be invited to participate in the 2024 DoD Warrior Games. More information and details about those teams will be released closer to the event.

You did a Warrior Games Challenge in 2023 – will this year be a Warrior Games Challenge, too?

The 2024 DoD Warrior Games will be a traditional full-scale Warrior Games experience featuring elite-level adaptive sports and hundreds of wounded, ill, and injured athletes using the power of adaptive sports as part of their recovery journey.