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Jon Stewart, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans coming to Tampa for Warrior Games Tickets go on sale Friday for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic-style competition of wounded warriors.

TAMPA, Fla. — The 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games are on the way to Tampa, bringing comedian Jon Stewart, country stars Hunter Hayes and Sara Evans and a parade of wounded warriors in an Olympic-style procession.

Gen. Richard D. Clarke, Commander, USSOCOM speaks about Warrior Games at the Tampa Bay Rays Game

Tampa, Fla. – May 27 (video)

Col. Cary Harbaugh, Director of the 2019 Warrior Games talks about the competitions at the Tampa Bay Rays Game

Tampa, Fla. – May 27 (video)

Officials: Warrior Games could have $5M Impact on Tampa Bay area

TAMPA, Fla. — The Warrior Games is coming to Tampa, and tourism officials believe it could have up to a $5 million impact on the Bay Area.

Tampa Bay to Host Warrior Games for the First Time, Events at Alafia State Park Locally

The Warrior Games, for the first time ever, will be hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tamp and will have more than 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes compete Friday to Sunday from June 21-30.

Injured Veterans Train to Compete in 2019 Warrior Games

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa will be home this year to the U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games, which will showcase servicemen and women as well as wounded soldiers competing as they strive to achieve despite their injuries.

Athletes Ramp Up Training Ahead of Warrior Games

TAMPA, Fla. – The Warrior Games are a little more than a month away and the home team is training hard. More than 300 injured or wounded veterans and active duty military members from across the nation are expected to compete in the Olympic-style games, which are sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Veteran with prosthetic leg finds her strength in running, will compete in 2019 Warrior Games

TAMPA, Fla. – Countless heroes have stepped foot on the quarter-mile track on MacDill Air Force Base, including Lauren Montoya. Most days, the 27-year-old can be seen running laps and building her strength while calming her mind. 

Team Canada wraps up training camp ahead of Warrior Games

April 2, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces. Team Canada has completed its training camp in Victoria, British Columbia, with members prepared to compete at the 2019 Warrior Games. This is the second year that Team Canada will participate in the competition that will take place June 21-30 in Tampa, Florida.

USSOCOM Announces 2019 DoD Warrior Games Team

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Tampa, Fla. – Col. Cary Harbaugh, director of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition), is proud to announce the athletes who will represent “Team SOCOM” at the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games.

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Announces 2019 Team Navy

Washington– Forty wounded, ill and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and veterans who will represent Team Navy at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21-30 in Tampa, Fla.

Army Warrior Care and Transition Announces Members of Team Army for 2019 DOD Warrior Games

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans who will represent Team Army at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida June 21 — 30 hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

AF announces 2019 Warrior Games team line-up

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO,  Texas — The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) is proud to announce the 2019 Air Force Warrior Games team. Forty primary and ten alternates were selected by a team of coaches and staff at the 6th Annual Air Force Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on March 7. […]

The Warrior Games are coming

TAMPA — After he was blown off a roof in Afghanistan by a Taliban mortar, Jarrid Collins suffered in pain until doctors finally concluded they would have to remove his left leg below the knee. Collins, 42, who retired as a first sergeant in December after 23 years as an Army Green Beret, didn’t spend […]

USSOCOM and the city of Tampa mark 100 days from the 2019 Warrior Games

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – On a bright, beautiful south Florida day the city of Tampa and U.S. Special Operations Command announced that March 14 is 100 days away from the DoD Warrior Games. More than 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes come to Tampa Bay June 21-30 to compete […]

National Wounded Warrior Games set to take place in Tampa

Video interview of Army Col. Cary Harbaugh on Great Day Live, Tampa, March 12, 2019

Jon Stewart at Gasparilla Parade 2019

Interview of Jon Stewart, Warrior Games emcee and athletes along the Gasparilla Parade Route, Jan. 26, 2019.

Wounded Warriors participate in Tampa’s Gasparilla parade

TAMPA (WFLA) – On the White House web page, President Barack Obama reflects on meeting U.S. Army Ranger Cory Remsburg for the first time. They met in 2009 in Normandy, France. Remsburg stood straight and tall with fellow members of his elite combat group.

SOCOM and Tampa gearing up for Defense Department’s Warrior Games, coming here in June

In a little more than six months, some 300 adaptive sports athletes from around the military and about 1,000 of their family members will converge on Tampa to take part in the Defense Department’s Warrior Games.

SOCOM rolls out plans for 2019 Warrior Games in Tampa

U.S. Special Operations Command, which synchronizes the global war on terror, is gearing up for a new mission. The command is working to make sure the Department of Defense Warrior Games, which are coming to Tampa next year between June 21 and June 30, are a big success.