Warrior Games track and field competition

By Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentMay 14, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Rifle, Colo. native Sgt. Ryan McIntosh, an infantryman assigned to the Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion and four-time Warrior Games medalist, sprints around the track at the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013.  McIntosh put on an impressive display of speed to win his events.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Rifle, Colo. native Sgt. Ryan McIntosh, an infantryman assigned to the Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion and four-time Warrior Games medalist, sprints around the track at the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. McIntosh put on an impressive display of speed to win his events. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho (left), the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, congratulates Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil, a combat medic assigned to Bravo Company, Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion and native of Prescott Valley, Ariz., after Wasil won a gold medal in the women's 1500 meter wheelchair event during the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
2 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho (left), the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, congratulates Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil, a combat medic assigned to Bravo Company, Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion and native of Prescott Valley, Ariz., after Wasil won a gold medal in the women's 1500 meter wheelchair event during the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Lakewood, Colo. native Sgt. (Ret.) Margaux Mange, a former military policeman and six-time medalist of the Warrior Games, throws a discus in the sitting discus event during the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
3 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Lakewood, Colo. native Sgt. (Ret.) Margaux Mange, a former military policeman and six-time medalist of the Warrior Games, throws a discus in the sitting discus event during the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Army veteran Juan Soto from Arlington, Texas, fights for position during a race at the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
4 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Army veteran Juan Soto from Arlington, Texas, fights for position during a race at the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Sgt. Ryan McIntosh from Rifle, Colo., leads a pack of runners during a race at the  Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
5 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Sgt. Ryan McIntosh from Rifle, Colo., leads a pack of runners during a race at the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Reserve Spc. Quintarious Almon from Anniston, Ala., takes the lead during a track event at the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
6 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Reserve Spc. Quintarious Almon from Anniston, Ala., takes the lead during a track event at the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Charles "Chuck" Allen from Odessa, Texas, prepares for the shot put during the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Charles "Chuck" Allen from Odessa, Texas, prepares for the shot put during the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil from Prescott Valley, Ariz.,  keeps a strong lead during a track event at the Warrior Games the May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
8 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil from Prescott Valley, Ariz., keeps a strong lead during a track event at the Warrior Games the May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Chanda Gaeth from La Crosse, Wis.,  throws the discus during the track and field event of the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
9 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Chanda Gaeth from La Crosse, Wis., throws the discus during the track and field event of the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Chanda Gaeth from La Crosse, Wis., throws the discus during track and field event of the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
10 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Chanda Gaeth from La Crosse, Wis., throws the discus during track and field event of the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Chanda Gaeth from La Crosse, Wis., completes a lap during the track event of the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
11 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army veteran Chanda Gaeth from La Crosse, Wis., completes a lap during the track event of the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Retired Army Sgt. Anthony Robinson, a full-time student in therapeutic recreation and native of Baton Rouge, La., receives medical assistance after suffering a muscle cramp during the Men's 1500 meter wheelchair race at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
12 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Retired Army Sgt. Anthony Robinson, a full-time student in therapeutic recreation and native of Baton Rouge, La., receives medical assistance after suffering a muscle cramp during the Men's 1500 meter wheelchair race at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Army Sgt. Monica Southall (center), from Suffolk, Va., salutes Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, after winning the women's discus throw during the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
13 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Sgt. Monica Southall (center), from Suffolk, Va., salutes Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, after winning the women's discus throw during the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Army Spc. Quinton Picone, an infantryman from McAlester, Okla., assigned to the Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion, takes his turn throwing a shot-put during the seated shot-put competition at the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
14 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. Quinton Picone, an infantryman from McAlester, Okla., assigned to the Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion, takes his turn throwing a shot-put during the seated shot-put competition at the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil, a combat medic assigned to Bravo Company, Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion and native of Prescott Valley, Ariz., takes her turn throwing a discus in the women's sitting discus event at the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
15 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil, a combat medic assigned to Bravo Company, Fort Sam Houston Warrior Transition Battalion and native of Prescott Valley, Ariz., takes her turn throwing a discus in the women's sitting discus event at the Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   A stack of medals wait to be claimed by athletes at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
16 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A stack of medals wait to be claimed by athletes at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Retired Army Spc. Luis Puertas, a native of Orlando, Fla., celebrates with Army Master Sgt. Jarrett Jongema, adaptive reconditioning branch noncommissioned officer-in-charge, Warrior Transition Command, Alexandria, Va., after winning the Men's 1500 meter (above the knee single and double amputee)  race at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. Puertas's impressive run earned him his first gold medal at the Warrior Games.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
17 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Retired Army Spc. Luis Puertas, a native of Orlando, Fla., celebrates with Army Master Sgt. Jarrett Jongema, adaptive reconditioning branch noncommissioned officer-in-charge, Warrior Transition Command, Alexandria, Va., after winning the Men's 1500 meter (above the knee single and double amputee) race at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. Puertas's impressive run earned him his first gold medal at the Warrior Games. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Army Spc. Quintarious Almon (center), an Army Reservist and motor transport operator assigned to the 287th Transportation Company, 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, sprints toward the finish line in the Men's 100 Meter Open during the 2013 Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy here May 14.  The Anniston, Ala., native won the race.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
18 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. Quintarious Almon (center), an Army Reservist and motor transport operator assigned to the 287th Transportation Company, 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, sprints toward the finish line in the Men's 100 Meter Open during the 2013 Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy here May 14. The Anniston, Ala., native won the race. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Army Sgt. Monica Southall, an automated logistics specialist assigned to the Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit in Virginia, throws a discus during the 2013 Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy here May 14.  The Suffolk, Va., native's throw easily beat her competitors, and she went on to claim a gold medal. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
19 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Sgt. Monica Southall, an automated logistics specialist assigned to the Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit in Virginia, throws a discus during the 2013 Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy here May 14. The Suffolk, Va., native's throw easily beat her competitors, and she went on to claim a gold medal. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -   Retired Army Spc. Luis Puertas, a native of Orlando, Fla., celebrates as he crosses the finish line first after completing the Men's 1500 meter (above the knee single and double amputee)  race at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. Puertas's impressive run earned him his first gold medal at the Warrior Games.  The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
20 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Retired Army Spc. Luis Puertas, a native of Orlando, Fla., celebrates as he crosses the finish line first after completing the Men's 1500 meter (above the knee single and double amputee) race at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 14, 2013. Puertas's impressive run earned him his first gold medal at the Warrior Games. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Sgt. Ryan McIntosh from Rifle, Colo., rushes toward the finish line during a track event at the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
21 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Sgt. Ryan McIntosh from Rifle, Colo., rushes toward the finish line during a track event at the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013. The week-long event began May 11 and pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. Service members will compete in track and field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, archery and cycling. The Warrior Games are intended to help service members advance their recovery by helping them overcome challenges associated with their physical injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor J. Ayala, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL