Jon Stewart to host opening and closing ceremonies for the DoD 2021 Warrior Games

By U.S. Army Training and Doctrine CommandJune 7, 2021

FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Comedian, actor and filmmaker Jon Stewart will be the host of the opening and closing ceremonies during the upcoming 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games taking place Sept. 12 to 22 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.

Stewart will mark his fifth time participating in the annual event, which celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill and injured active-duty and veteran U.S. military service members and enhances their recovery and rehabilitation by providing them exposure to adaptive sports.

“The Warrior Games is a truly inspiring event that shows just how resilient these warriors are, and how they refuse to let their worst day define who they want to be,” said Stewart. “Serving as the host of the opening and closing ceremonies is an honor that I cherish, but being able to hear from and spend time with each of them, and their families, is what this is all about, and I’m looking forward to seeing these athletes in action in September.”

Participation in the Warrior Games represents the culmination of a service member’s involvement in an adaptive sports program and demonstrates the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.

The 2021 Warrior Games will once again be open to the public, welcoming the community and the world to be a part of the excitement and to support these heroes.

More information about the 2021 DoD Warrior Games, including any applicable safety and health measures related to COVID-19, will be available closer to the event. Learn more about the Warrior Games at