U.S. Army Team Athletes Prepare for 2013 Warrior Games

By 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentMay 7, 2013

Fort Carson, CO - Sgt. 1st Class (Retired) Charles Armstead from Needville, Texas, takes a lap during a cycling practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013.  It will be Armstead's first year participating in the games.  He hopes to take home a medal in cycling, sitting volleyball, or wheelchair basketball.  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO - Sgt. 1st Class (Retired) Charles Armstead from Needville, Texas, takes a lap during a cycling practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. It will be Armstead's first year participating in the games. He hopes to take home a medal in cycling, sitting volleyball, or wheelchair basketball. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " Lt. Col. Danny Dudek, Warrior Transition Command Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexandria, Va., warms up before cycling training May 7, 2013. Dudek, along with 49 other Army wounded warriors, will be representing the Army in the upcoming 2013 Warrior Games. Since suffering spinal injury in Baghdad in2007, Dudek has participated in a wide variety of adaptive reconditioning activities, including hand-cycle races, triathlons, and two Army Ten-Milers.  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " Lt. Col. Danny Dudek, Warrior Transition Command Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexandria, Va., warms up before cycling training May 7, 2013. Dudek, along with 49 other Army wounded warriors, will be representing the Army in the upcoming 2013 Warrior Games. Since suffering spinal injury in Baghdad in2007, Dudek has participated in a wide variety of adaptive reconditioning activities, including hand-cycle races, triathlons, and two Army Ten-Milers. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Soldiers train during cycling practice May 7, 2013 in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Soldiers train during cycling practice May 7, 2013 in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " Staff Sgt. David Lee Carte from the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas, lines up a shot during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Carte says he was incredibly excited when he heard he had been selected to participate in the games. The Hollister, California native sustained a back injury while on assignment in Iraq in 2006.  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " Staff Sgt. David Lee Carte from the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas, lines up a shot during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Carte says he was incredibly excited when he heard he had been selected to participate in the games. The Hollister, California native sustained a back injury while on assignment in Iraq in 2006. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " Staff Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson, Colo., makes adjustments to her rifle during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Creager-Lumpkins is one of few competitors in the games to be competing in every event: cycling, field, shooting, swimming and track. The Garland, Utah, native hopes to win the title of Ultimate Champion.  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " Staff Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson, Colo., makes adjustments to her rifle during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Creager-Lumpkins is one of few competitors in the games to be competing in every event: cycling, field, shooting, swimming and track. The Garland, Utah, native hopes to win the title of Ultimate Champion. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins with the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Bliss, Texas, inspects his rifle during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Robbins hopes to win an individual award for shooting as well as help Team Army win the Commander's Cup. The San Francisco native sustained serious lower back and left knee injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins with the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Bliss, Texas, inspects his rifle during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Robbins hopes to win an individual award for shooting as well as help Team Army win the Commander's Cup. The San Francisco native sustained serious lower back and left knee injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Ms. Yves Marie Daley (ocpaplans)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO - Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Bliss, Texas, takes aim during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Robbins hopes to win an individual award for shooting as well as help Team Army win the Commander's Cup. The San Francisco native sustained serious lower back and left knee injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO - Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Bliss, Texas, takes aim during rifle practice in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games, May 7, 2013. Robbins hopes to win an individual award for shooting as well as help Team Army win the Commander's Cup. The San Francisco native sustained serious lower back and left knee injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Quitarious Almon from Anniston, Ala., runs alongside fellow Team Army competitors during track and field practice May 7, 2013. Almon, along with 49 other Army wounded warriors, will be representing the Army in the upcoming 2013 Warrior Games. Despite sustaining a number of injuries during an automobile accident while on R&R from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, the Anniston, Ala., native believes wounded, ill or injured Soldiers shouldn't look at their injuries as "life ending events, but as life changing events.  You adapt to it and carry on."  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill and injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Quitarious Almon from Anniston, Ala., runs alongside fellow Team Army competitors during track and field practice May 7, 2013. Almon, along with 49 other Army wounded warriors, will be representing the Army in the upcoming 2013 Warrior Games. Despite sustaining a number of injuries during an automobile accident while on R&R from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, the Anniston, Ala., native believes wounded, ill or injured Soldiers shouldn't look at their injuries as "life ending events, but as life changing events. You adapt to it and carry on." Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill and injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Lacey Hamilton from New Castle, Del., runs alongside fellow Team Army competitors during track and field practice May 7, 2013. Hamilton, along with 49 other Army wounded warriors, will be representing the Army in the upcoming 2013 Warrior Games. Despite sustaining a number of injuries during her deployment to Afghanistan, the New Castle, Dela., native says she looks fondly on her time there. "Given the opportunity, I would do it all over again," she said.  Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Lacey Hamilton from New Castle, Del., runs alongside fellow Team Army competitors during track and field practice May 7, 2013. Hamilton, along with 49 other Army wounded warriors, will be representing the Army in the upcoming 2013 Warrior Games. Despite sustaining a number of injuries during her deployment to Afghanistan, the New Castle, Dela., native says she looks fondly on her time there. "Given the opportunity, I would do it all over again," she said. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Soldiers train during track and field practice May 7, 2013 in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Carson, CO " U.S. Army Soldiers train during track and field practice May 7, 2013 in preparation for the 2013 Warrior Games. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Yves-Marie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: 1st Lt YvesMarie Daley, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL