Hidden talents rise during the 2023 Adaptive Recovery Sports Camp
April 2, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Obed Lebron (second from left) dives during training while athlete mentor, program alum, and Invictus Games competitor Ross Alewine looks on. U.S. Army Adaptive Sports Camp at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 31, 2023.Over 70 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are training in a series of athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, powerlifting, track, field, rowing, and wheelchair basketball. The Adaptive Sports Camp celebrates wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers' ability to recover and overcome. The Army holds qualifying trials for Active Duty, wounded, ill or injured Soldiers to assess and select athletes for competition in the Warrior Games Challenge. This year, the DoD Warrior Games Challenge takes place in June 2023 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. (DOD photo by Keisha Frith)

Treating The Whole Soldier
April 2, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Ellison and Coach Tyler Spencer, practice running form during the U.S. Army Adaptive Sports Camp at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 30, 2023. Over 70 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are training in a series of athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, powerlifting, track, field, rowing, and wheelchair basketball. The Adaptive Sports Camp celebrates wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers ability to recover and overcome. The Army Holds qualifying trials for Active Duty, wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers to assess and select athletes for competition in the DoD Warrior Games Challenge. This year, the DoD Warrior Games Challenge takes place in June 2023 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Anthony Hopper.)

Soldier: A life-long commitment
April 1, 2023
U.S. Army coach Ross Alewine, left, shows Staff Sgt. Bill Anderson some shot put techniques during training at the U.S. Army Adaptive Sports Camp at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 30, 2023. Over 70 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are training in a series of athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, powerlifting, track, field, rowing, and wheelchair basketball. The Adaptive Sports Camp celebrates wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers' ability to recover and overcome. The Army holds qualifying trials for Active Duty, wounded, ill or injured Soldiers to assess and select athletes for competition in the Warrior Games Challenge. This year, the Warrior Games Challenge takes place in June 2023 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. (DoD photo by Robert A. Whetstone)

Evolution of wounded warriors
March 31, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. Gabrielle Cales throws the shot while training during the U.S. Army Adaptive Sports Camp at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 30, 2023. Over 70 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are training in a series of athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, powerlifting, track, field, rowing, and wheelchair basketball. The Adaptive Sports Camp celebrates wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers' ability to recover and overcome. The Army holds qualifying trials for Active Duty, wounded, ill or injured Soldiers to assess and select athletes for competition in the Warrior Games Challenge. This year, the Warrior Games Challenge takes place in June 2023 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. (DoD photo by Robert A. Whetstone)

The Final Product Isn’t Always the Art
March 30, 2023
(Photo courtesy Teresa Kramer) Soldiers and Cadre paint on canvas at an art class at the Fort Drum SRU

“If your mental health isn’t good, nothing else will be.”
March 22, 2023
(Photo courtesy Fevee Fotejon) SSG Fevee Fontejon loved every aspect of equine therapy. From riding to the detailed process of taking care of horses, it was one of her favorite activities she said.

Soldier is Cooking up a Great Future After the Army
March 21, 2023
(Photo courtesy Paloma Martinez, Kitchen of Purpose) Sgt. Michael Johnson whips up eggs benedict at the Kitchen of Purpose program.

U.S. Army Recovery Care Program Announces 2023 Adaptive Sports Camp at Fort Bragg
March 10, 2023
SSG (R) Jason Smith plays the adaptive sport of wheelchair rugby on Team Army.

I want to do more so I can be ready.
March 7, 2023
(Photo courtesy Spc. Matthew Peite) Spc. Peite learning how to wake surf!

Getting out of your head by getting out of the barracks
March 3, 2023
(Photo courtesy Ariel Baily) Cpl. (R) Joshua Justice participates in Adaptive Golf at the Ft. Stewart Soldier Recovery Unit.

Safety is the Way to Roll in Wheelchair Rugby
March 2, 2023
Assistant Wheelchair Rugby Coach Ross Alewine shows Spc. Colin Matthews a blocking technique for safety at the goal line.

Soldiers and Cadre Discover Benefits of Wheelchair Rugby
March 1, 2023
(Photo by MaryTherese Griffin) Captain Jessica Campion and Sgt Finlahy Cortez-Powers in a scrimmage at wheelchair rugby camp.

“I didn’t know how to be physical being disabled but wheelchair basketball gave me hope.”
February 7, 2023
Army Specialist (R) Anthony Farve plays wheelchair basketball on Team Army at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.

When you come to terms with what happened to you
February 6, 2023
Tim Bomke at Sitting Volleyball Practice for Team Army 2018.

There’s NO excuse to not be living your full potential
January 7, 2023
Staff Sgt. Armando Mejia just hours after he was injured in Mosul Iraq 2004.

You are Worth the Journey Toward Better
January 6, 2023
t’s often said to have a comeback you have to have a setback. Sgt. 1st Class (R) Lavone Kendrick’s setback to come back was over twenty years in the making and she is living her truth today trying to help others.

Adaptive Sports Feeds Your Soul
January 5, 2023
SFC (R) Dave Iuli leads Team Army in a Haka chant at the 2017 DOD Warrior Games in Chicago

The Army Sergeant Who Threw a Discus into the Stands at Soldier Field
January 4, 2023
Army Sgt, David Crook holds the discus he sent sailing into the stands at Soldier Field during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago

“Push yourself to take leaps of faith and try something you’ve never done before.”
January 3, 2023
Capt. (Ret.) Kenny Rodgers and Jedi.

Soldier Surrenders to Life Changes, Ends up Paralympic Athlete
January 2, 2023
In her spare time, Christina Truesdale was a celebrity dancer at a charity event for Fisher house in Portland Oregon in October 2022. Complete with an adaptive ankle brace, she and her partner Declan Grover wowed the crowd in the “Dancing for Heroes” Gala.