Navy

The Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor (NWW) organizations provides individually-tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors' recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities. The NWW is solely responsible for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, including introducing service members to adaptive sports, as well as providing resources and support to their families and caregivers. Through proactive leadership, NWW is the gold standard of comprehensive care it provides each and every enrolled Sailor and Coast Guardsman, as well as caregivers and loved ones.

Team Navy

Archery

John Dusseau

E-6/PO1

John Dusseau

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Current Location: Holland, Mich.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: I love to compete and watching people over come hurdles to compete. Gets me motivated in my recovery.

Josh Erickson

E-7/CPO

Josh Erickson

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Aviation Electrician’s Mate

Hometown: Ruidoso, N.M.

Current Location: Lakeside, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: To help in my recovery by proving to myself I am not broken and I can overcome.

Jaime Garza Jr.

E-4/PO3

Jaime Garza Jr.

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Hometown: The Colony, Texas

Current Location: Little Elm, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Hometown: Rialto, Calif.

Current Location: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injured

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Operations Specialist 3rd Class

Hometown: Holden, La.

Current Location: Virginia Beach, Va.

Events: Archery, Field, Swimming, Track

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Nurse

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

Current Location: Silver Spring, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I am going to the Warrior Games in order to get myself back. I have been very depressed and withdrawn lately. The Games are an opportunity to be with people who are like me, who understand me. I spent 11 years in Special Operations and I was in really good shape before I was injured, I was very active. I am coming back!

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate

Hometown: Gladstone, Ore.

Current Location: Portsmouth, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Utilitiesman 2nd Class

Hometown: Menifee, Calif.

Current Location: Menifee, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Why I Compete: Pride also getting to do things again rather then sitting at home and isolating myself from everything and networking with all the veterans.

William F. Longworth

E-8/SCPO

William F. Longworth

E-8/SCPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Senior Chief Electronics Technician

Hometown: Auberry, Calif.

Current Location: Poulsbo, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games to help show myself I can still do things I enjoy and try new things as well. Also to show my two daughters that a disability shouldn't hold you back from anything.

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Master-at-Arms

Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.

Current Location: Suffolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Wheelchair Basketball

Chris North

E-3/SN

Chris North

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Fireman (USCG)

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Current Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cryptologic Technician 1st Class

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current Location: San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games gives me a chance to re-establish myself as a competitor since adapting to my amputation. It provides me ability to experience the comradery of team sports while representing the Navy and competing alongside fellow shipmates and other service members.

Cycling

Chris Alarcon

E-5/PO2

Chris Alarcon

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Powerlifting, Shooting

Why I Compete: I want to compete in Warrior Games because since my injuries and during my recovery I felt as if I lost my career. I felt alone and lost, especially lost not being able to deploy with my brothers. Since joining Team Navy and being able to compete I have found myself again. I have found that camaraderie I lost. I am happy and very grateful to be a part of the Team Navy and being able to compete in Warrior Games.

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Dana Point, Calif.

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Richard Curtis

E-9/CMC

Richard Curtis

E-9/CMC

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Command Master Chief

Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

Current Location: Roanoke, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Three words come to mind - - RECOVER, GROW, & LIVE! [side note: the WW program is the only place where visibles and invisibles can come together and NO ONE ever feels judged!]

Anthony Dieli

E-4/PO3

Anthony Dieli

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: To be part of the team and to know that I can still accomplish things.

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Eastpoint, Mich.

Current Location: Norfolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Track

Josh Erickson

E-7/CPO

Josh Erickson

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Aviation Electrician’s Mate

Hometown: Ruidoso, N.M.

Current Location: Lakeside, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: To help in my recovery by proving to myself I am not broken and I can overcome.

Chance Field

E-3/SN

Chance Field

E-3/SN

Status: Veteran

MOS: Aviation Electronics Technician

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

Current Location: Amarillo, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation

Hometown: New Smyrna, Fla.

Current Location: Crestview, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Visible

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Personnel Specialist

Hometown: Kalihi, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Combat Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate

Hometown: Gladstone, Ore.

Current Location: Portsmouth, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chaplain

Hometown: Fort Mills, S.C.

Current Location: Oceanside, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Why I Compete: Being with my teammates at our training camps and the games challenges me to work hard at healing and self-improvement. It also gives opportunities to develop life-long friendship and mutual support with others who have gone through similar challenges.

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Musician 3rd Class

Hometown: Oronoco, Minn.

Current Location: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Surface Warfare

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Current Location: Stafford, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury and Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cyber Security (USCG)

Hometown: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Current Location: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Navy Diver

Hometown: Delton, Mich.

Current Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: This is my first year participating in adaptive sports and February was my first exposure to the Navy team. I was unsure what to expect when I arrived for the first day, my physical injuries came eight months after I returned from my last trip to Afghanistan and my mental injuries have been very private; so I was very concerned that I didn’t belong there. I didn’t even make it into the door to check into the Navy Lodge before I was given a hug and was being introduced to what would soon be my NWW-SH family. In a matter of hours it was clear that my injuries didn’t matter, my lack of memory was irrelevant, and the pauses in my speaking where not acknowledged as being noticed by others… in short for the first time in many years I felt normal. I was surrounded by friends, shipmates, and military family from around the world who actually understand the day to day struggles and tribulations, and we all support each other. I am honored to compete at Warrior Games to help demonstrate that although we may be physically and mentally injured, our warrior spirit continues to drive us to excel!

Chris North

E-3/SN

Chris North

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Fireman (USCG)

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Current Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class

Hometown: Hanford, Calif.

Current Location: Hanford, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Having an opportunity like this to help in my recovery is amazing and i feel so lucky to be able to compete.

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Engineman

Hometown: Rockville, Ind.

Current Location: Hampton, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Everett, Wash.

Current Location: Everett, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Current Location: St. Cloud, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Emmitsburg, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: I participate in the games because of two reasons. 1. The games provided me the opportunity to gain the strength to adapt to my new normal and knowing that I'm capable of achieving my goals just like before my illness. 2. I enjoy helping fellow service members adapt to their new normal through sports and friendship. Hopefully I'm able to provide the same experience I I'm provided by the games.

Field

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Dana Point, Calif.

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Eastpoint, Mich.

Current Location: Norfolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Track

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Machinist Mate 2nd Class

Hometown: Ranchester, Wyo.

Current Location: Graham, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Machinist’s Mate

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track

Jaime Garza Jr.

E-4/PO3

Jaime Garza Jr.

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Hometown: The Colony, Texas

Current Location: Little Elm, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Hometown: Rialto, Calif.

Current Location: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injured

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Visible

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Operations Specialist 3rd Class

Hometown: Holden, La.

Current Location: Virginia Beach, Va.

Events: Archery, Field, Swimming, Track

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Sonar Technician 3rd Class

Hometown: Corbin, Ky.

Current Location: Corbin, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s another chance to wear my nations colors and represent the world’s finest Navy.

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate

Hometown: Gladstone, Ore.

Current Location: Portsmouth, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chaplain

Hometown: Fort Mills, S.C.

Current Location: Oceanside, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Why I Compete: Being with my teammates at our training camps and the games challenges me to work hard at healing and self-improvement. It also gives opportunities to develop life-long friendship and mutual support with others who have gone through similar challenges.

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Culinary Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Aliceville, Ala.

Current Location: Orange Park, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Being alive and having the opportunity to get better everyday and my children.

Alexis King

E-4/PO3

Alexis King

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Yeoman 3rd Class

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Field, Shooting

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Utilitiesman 2nd Class

Hometown: Menifee, Calif.

Current Location: Menifee, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Why I Compete: Pride also getting to do things again rather then sitting at home and isolating myself from everything and networking with all the veterans.

William F. Longworth

E-8/SCPO

William F. Longworth

E-8/SCPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Senior Chief Electronics Technician

Hometown: Auberry, Calif.

Current Location: Poulsbo, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games to help show myself I can still do things I enjoy and try new things as well. Also to show my two daughters that a disability shouldn't hold you back from anything.

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Master-at-Arms

Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.

Current Location: Suffolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Wheelchair Basketball

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Engineman

Hometown: Rockville, Ind.

Current Location: Hampton, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Everett, Wash.

Current Location: Everett, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cryptologic Technician 1st Class

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current Location: San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games gives me a chance to re-establish myself as a competitor since adapting to my amputation. It provides me ability to experience the comradery of team sports while representing the Navy and competing alongside fellow shipmates and other service members.

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Emmitsburg, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: I participate in the games because of two reasons. 1. The games provided me the opportunity to gain the strength to adapt to my new normal and knowing that I'm capable of achieving my goals just like before my illness. 2. I enjoy helping fellow service members adapt to their new normal through sports and friendship. Hopefully I'm able to provide the same experience I I'm provided by the games.

Indoor Rowing

John Dusseau

E-6/PO1

John Dusseau

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Current Location: Holland, Mich.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: I love to compete and watching people over come hurdles to compete. Gets me motivated in my recovery.

Josh Erickson

E-7/CPO

Josh Erickson

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Aviation Electrician’s Mate

Hometown: Ruidoso, N.M.

Current Location: Lakeside, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing

Why I Compete: To help in my recovery by proving to myself I am not broken and I can overcome.

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Machinist’s Mate

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation

Hometown: New Smyrna, Fla.

Current Location: Crestview, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Hometown: Rialto, Calif.

Current Location: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injured

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Visible

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Personnel Specialist

Hometown: Kalihi, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Combat Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chaplain

Hometown: Fort Mills, S.C.

Current Location: Oceanside, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Why I Compete: Being with my teammates at our training camps and the games challenges me to work hard at healing and self-improvement. It also gives opportunities to develop life-long friendship and mutual support with others who have gone through similar challenges.

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Musician 3rd Class

Hometown: Oronoco, Minn.

Current Location: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Everett, Wash.

Current Location: Everett, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cryptologic Technician 1st Class

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current Location: San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games gives me a chance to re-establish myself as a competitor since adapting to my amputation. It provides me ability to experience the comradery of team sports while representing the Navy and competing alongside fellow shipmates and other service members.

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.

Current Location: Marysville, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Powerlifting

Chris Alarcon

E-5/PO2

Chris Alarcon

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Powerlifting, Shooting

Why I Compete: I want to compete in Warrior Games because since my injuries and during my recovery I felt as if I lost my career. I felt alone and lost, especially lost not being able to deploy with my brothers. Since joining Team Navy and being able to compete I have found myself again. I have found that camaraderie I lost. I am happy and very grateful to be a part of the Team Navy and being able to compete in Warrior Games.

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Machinist’s Mate

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Emmanuel Gonzalez

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Hometown: Rialto, Calif.

Current Location: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injured

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Sonar Technician 3rd Class

Hometown: Corbin, Ky.

Current Location: Corbin, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s another chance to wear my nations colors and represent the world’s finest Navy.

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Personnel Specialist

Hometown: Kalihi, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Combat Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Culinary Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Aliceville, Ala.

Current Location: Orange Park, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Being alive and having the opportunity to get better everyday and my children.

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Joe Paterniti

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Everett, Wash.

Current Location: Everett, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cryptologic Technician 1st Class

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current Location: San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games gives me a chance to re-establish myself as a competitor since adapting to my amputation. It provides me ability to experience the comradery of team sports while representing the Navy and competing alongside fellow shipmates and other service members.

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Construction Electrician 2nd Class

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Current Location: Austin, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Shooting

Chris Alarcon

E-5/PO2

Chris Alarcon

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Powerlifting, Shooting

Why I Compete: I want to compete in Warrior Games because since my injuries and during my recovery I felt as if I lost my career. I felt alone and lost, especially lost not being able to deploy with my brothers. Since joining Team Navy and being able to compete I have found myself again. I have found that camaraderie I lost. I am happy and very grateful to be a part of the Team Navy and being able to compete in Warrior Games.

Tommy Chase

E-7/CPO

Tommy Chase

E-7/CPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Current Location: San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Shooting, Track

John Dusseau

E-6/PO1

John Dusseau

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Current Location: Holland, Mich.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Indoor Rowing, Shooting

Why I Compete: I love to compete and watching people over come hurdles to compete. Gets me motivated in my recovery.

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Machinist Mate 2nd Class

Hometown: Ranchester, Wyo.

Current Location: Graham, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation

Hometown: New Smyrna, Fla.

Current Location: Crestview, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Jaime Garza Jr.

E-4/PO3

Jaime Garza Jr.

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Hometown: The Colony, Texas

Current Location: Little Elm, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Nurse

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

Current Location: Silver Spring, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I am going to the Warrior Games in order to get myself back. I have been very depressed and withdrawn lately. The Games are an opportunity to be with people who are like me, who understand me. I spent 11 years in Special Operations and I was in really good shape before I was injured, I was very active. I am coming back!

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Dakota Hollingsworth

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate

Hometown: Gladstone, Ore.

Current Location: Portsmouth, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Cycling, Field, Shooting

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Surface Warfare

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Current Location: Stafford, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury and Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Alexis King

E-4/PO3

Alexis King

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Yeoman 3rd Class

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Field, Shooting

William F. Longworth

E-8/SCPO

William F. Longworth

E-8/SCPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Senior Chief Electronics Technician

Hometown: Auberry, Calif.

Current Location: Poulsbo, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games to help show myself I can still do things I enjoy and try new things as well. Also to show my two daughters that a disability shouldn't hold you back from anything.

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Navy Diver

Hometown: Delton, Mich.

Current Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: This is my first year participating in adaptive sports and February was my first exposure to the Navy team. I was unsure what to expect when I arrived for the first day, my physical injuries came eight months after I returned from my last trip to Afghanistan and my mental injuries have been very private; so I was very concerned that I didn’t belong there. I didn’t even make it into the door to check into the Navy Lodge before I was given a hug and was being introduced to what would soon be my NWW-SH family. In a matter of hours it was clear that my injuries didn’t matter, my lack of memory was irrelevant, and the pauses in my speaking where not acknowledged as being noticed by others… in short for the first time in many years I felt normal. I was surrounded by friends, shipmates, and military family from around the world who actually understand the day to day struggles and tribulations, and we all support each other. I am honored to compete at Warrior Games to help demonstrate that although we may be physically and mentally injured, our warrior spirit continues to drive us to excel!

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Master-at-Arms

Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.

Current Location: Suffolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Wheelchair Basketball

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class

Hometown: Hanford, Calif.

Current Location: Hanford, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Having an opportunity like this to help in my recovery is amazing and i feel so lucky to be able to compete.

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Emmitsburg, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: I participate in the games because of two reasons. 1. The games provided me the opportunity to gain the strength to adapt to my new normal and knowing that I'm capable of achieving my goals just like before my illness. 2. I enjoy helping fellow service members adapt to their new normal through sports and friendship. Hopefully I'm able to provide the same experience I I'm provided by the games.

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.

Current Location: Marysville, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Sitting Volleyball

Mark Eldridge

E-4/PO3

Mark Eldridge

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Current Location: Grove City, Ohio

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Nurse

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

Current Location: Silver Spring, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I am going to the Warrior Games in order to get myself back. I have been very depressed and withdrawn lately. The Games are an opportunity to be with people who are like me, who understand me. I spent 11 years in Special Operations and I was in really good shape before I was injured, I was very active. I am coming back!

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Sonar Technician 3rd Class

Hometown: Corbin, Ky.

Current Location: Corbin, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s another chance to wear my nations colors and represent the world’s finest Navy.

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Culinary Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Aliceville, Ala.

Current Location: Orange Park, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Being alive and having the opportunity to get better everyday and my children.

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Utilitiesman 2nd Class

Hometown: Menifee, Calif.

Current Location: Menifee, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Why I Compete: Pride also getting to do things again rather then sitting at home and isolating myself from everything and networking with all the veterans.

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cyber Security (USCG)

Hometown: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Current Location: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Chris North

E-3/SN

Chris North

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Fireman (USCG)

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Current Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Engineman

Hometown: Rockville, Ind.

Current Location: Hampton, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Current Location: St. Cloud, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Tyson Schmidt

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cryptologic Technician 1st Class

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current Location: San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball

Why I Compete: Competing at Warrior Games gives me a chance to re-establish myself as a competitor since adapting to my amputation. It provides me ability to experience the comradery of team sports while representing the Navy and competing alongside fellow shipmates and other service members.

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Construction Electrician 2nd Class

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Current Location: Austin, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Emmitsburg, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: I participate in the games because of two reasons. 1. The games provided me the opportunity to gain the strength to adapt to my new normal and knowing that I'm capable of achieving my goals just like before my illness. 2. I enjoy helping fellow service members adapt to their new normal through sports and friendship. Hopefully I'm able to provide the same experience I I'm provided by the games.

Swimming

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Dana Point, Calif.

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Richard Curtis

E-9/CMC

Richard Curtis

E-9/CMC

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Command Master Chief

Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

Current Location: Roanoke, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Three words come to mind - - RECOVER, GROW, & LIVE! [side note: the WW program is the only place where visibles and invisibles can come together and NO ONE ever feels judged!]

Anthony Dieli

E-4/PO3

Anthony Dieli

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: To be part of the team and to know that I can still accomplish things.

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Eastpoint, Mich.

Current Location: Norfolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Track

Mark Eldridge

E-4/PO3

Mark Eldridge

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Current Location: Grove City, Ohio

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Machinist’s Mate

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Robert Fry

O-4/LCDR

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation

Hometown: New Smyrna, Fla.

Current Location: Crestview, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Operations Specialist 3rd Class

Hometown: Holden, La.

Current Location: Virginia Beach, Va.

Events: Archery, Field, Swimming, Track

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Sonar Technician 3rd Class

Hometown: Corbin, Ky.

Current Location: Corbin, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s another chance to wear my nations colors and represent the world’s finest Navy.

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Raina Hockenberry

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Personnel Specialist

Hometown: Kalihi, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Combat Injury

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Musician 3rd Class

Hometown: Oronoco, Minn.

Current Location: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Surface Warfare

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Current Location: Stafford, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury and Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Josh Laban

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Utilitiesman 2nd Class

Hometown: Menifee, Calif.

Current Location: Menifee, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Why I Compete: Pride also getting to do things again rather then sitting at home and isolating myself from everything and networking with all the veterans.

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cyber Security (USCG)

Hometown: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Current Location: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Navy Diver

Hometown: Delton, Mich.

Current Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: This is my first year participating in adaptive sports and February was my first exposure to the Navy team. I was unsure what to expect when I arrived for the first day, my physical injuries came eight months after I returned from my last trip to Afghanistan and my mental injuries have been very private; so I was very concerned that I didn’t belong there. I didn’t even make it into the door to check into the Navy Lodge before I was given a hug and was being introduced to what would soon be my NWW-SH family. In a matter of hours it was clear that my injuries didn’t matter, my lack of memory was irrelevant, and the pauses in my speaking where not acknowledged as being noticed by others… in short for the first time in many years I felt normal. I was surrounded by friends, shipmates, and military family from around the world who actually understand the day to day struggles and tribulations, and we all support each other. I am honored to compete at Warrior Games to help demonstrate that although we may be physically and mentally injured, our warrior spirit continues to drive us to excel!

Chris North

E-3/SN

Chris North

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Fireman (USCG)

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Current Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class

Hometown: Hanford, Calif.

Current Location: Hanford, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Having an opportunity like this to help in my recovery is amazing and i feel so lucky to be able to compete.

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Matthew Parker

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Engineman

Hometown: Rockville, Ind.

Current Location: Hampton, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.

Current Location: Marysville, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Track

Tommy Chase

E-7/CPO

Tommy Chase

E-7/CPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Current Location: San Antonio, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Shooting, Track

Anthony Dieli

E-4/PO3

Anthony Dieli

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: To be part of the team and to know that I can still accomplish things.

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Julie Dye

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Hospital Corpsman

Hometown: Eastpoint, Mich.

Current Location: Norfolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Track

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Machinist Mate 2nd Class

Hometown: Ranchester, Wyo.

Current Location: Graham, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Ferlin Espinal

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Machinist’s Mate

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track

Chance Field

E-3/SN

Chance Field

E-3/SN

Status: Veteran

MOS: Aviation Electronics Technician

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

Current Location: Amarillo, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Susan Guzowski

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.

Current Location: San Diego, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Visible

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Damion Hedington

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Operations Specialist 3rd Class

Hometown: Holden, La.

Current Location: Virginia Beach, Va.

Events: Archery, Field, Swimming, Track

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Andrew Hoyle

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chaplain

Hometown: Fort Mills, S.C.

Current Location: Oceanside, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Indoor Rowing, Track

Why I Compete: Being with my teammates at our training camps and the games challenges me to work hard at healing and self-improvement. It also gives opportunities to develop life-long friendship and mutual support with others who have gone through similar challenges.

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Culinary Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Aliceville, Ala.

Current Location: Orange Park, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Being alive and having the opportunity to get better everyday and my children.

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Abbie Johnson

E-4/PO3

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Musician 3rd Class

Hometown: Oronoco, Minn.

Current Location: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, Track

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Anna Kerry

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Surface Warfare

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Current Location: Stafford, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury and Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Daniel Lee

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Cyber Security (USCG)

Hometown: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Current Location: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Julius McManus

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Navy Diver

Hometown: Delton, Mich.

Current Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: This is my first year participating in adaptive sports and February was my first exposure to the Navy team. I was unsure what to expect when I arrived for the first day, my physical injuries came eight months after I returned from my last trip to Afghanistan and my mental injuries have been very private; so I was very concerned that I didn’t belong there. I didn’t even make it into the door to check into the Navy Lodge before I was given a hug and was being introduced to what would soon be my NWW-SH family. In a matter of hours it was clear that my injuries didn’t matter, my lack of memory was irrelevant, and the pauses in my speaking where not acknowledged as being noticed by others… in short for the first time in many years I felt normal. I was surrounded by friends, shipmates, and military family from around the world who actually understand the day to day struggles and tribulations, and we all support each other. I am honored to compete at Warrior Games to help demonstrate that although we may be physically and mentally injured, our warrior spirit continues to drive us to excel!

Chris North

E-3/SN

Chris North

E-3/SN

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Fireman (USCG)

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Current Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Track

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Austin Parker

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class

Hometown: Hanford, Calif.

Current Location: Hanford, Calif.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Why I Compete: Having an opportunity like this to help in my recovery is amazing and i feel so lucky to be able to compete.

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Current Location: St. Cloud, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Construction Electrician 2nd Class

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Current Location: Austin, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Carlos Valerio

E-6/PO1

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Current Location: Emmitsburg, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Field, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Track

Why I Compete: I participate in the games because of two reasons. 1. The games provided me the opportunity to gain the strength to adapt to my new normal and knowing that I'm capable of achieving my goals just like before my illness. 2. I enjoy helping fellow service members adapt to their new normal through sports and friendship. Hopefully I'm able to provide the same experience I I'm provided by the games.

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Tim Vaughn

E-7/CPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.

Current Location: Marysville, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Indoor Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Track

Wheelchair Basketball

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Cassidy Busch

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Dana Point, Calif.

Current Location: Alexandria, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Richard Curtis

E-9/CMC

Richard Curtis

E-9/CMC

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Command Master Chief

Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

Current Location: Roanoke, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Cycling, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Three words come to mind - - RECOVER, GROW, & LIVE! [side note: the WW program is the only place where visibles and invisibles can come together and NO ONE ever feels judged!]

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Joe Engfer

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Machinist Mate 2nd Class

Hometown: Ranchester, Wyo.

Current Location: Graham, Wash.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Shooting, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Chance Field

E-3/SN

Chance Field

E-3/SN

Status: Veteran

MOS: Aviation Electronics Technician

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

Current Location: Amarillo, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Carl Hill

O-3/LT

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Nurse

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

Current Location: Silver Spring, Md.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: I am going to the Warrior Games in order to get myself back. I have been very depressed and withdrawn lately. The Games are an opportunity to be with people who are like me, who understand me. I spent 11 years in Special Operations and I was in really good shape before I was injured, I was very active. I am coming back!

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Doug Hill

E-4/PO3

Status: Veteran

MOS: Sonar Technician 3rd Class

Hometown: Corbin, Ky.

Current Location: Corbin, Ky.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: It’s another chance to wear my nations colors and represent the world’s finest Navy.

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Mario Ingram

E-5/PO2

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Culinary Specialist 2nd Class

Hometown: Aliceville, Ala.

Current Location: Orange Park, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Field, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Why I Compete: Being alive and having the opportunity to get better everyday and my children.

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

David Mills

E-8/SCPO

Status: Active Duty

MOS: Senior Chief Master-at-Arms

Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.

Current Location: Suffolk, Va.

Injuries/Illness: Illness

Events: Archery, Field, Shooting, Wheelchair Basketball

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Javier Santiago

E-7/CPO

Status: Veteran

MOS: Chief Yeoman

Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Current Location: St. Cloud, Fla.

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Alan Thomas

E-5/PO2

Status: Veteran

MOS: Construction Electrician 2nd Class

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Current Location: Austin, Texas

Injuries/Illness: Injury

Events: Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track, Wheelchair Basketball