Airmen Display Warrior Spirit at Games

The Air Force came away from the 2013 Warrior Games with a total of 30 medals, nearly doubling its medal count from last year. Airmen won three gold, 11 silver, and 16 bronze medals. Three-time triathlete and first-time Warrior Games competitor Air Force Capt. Mitchell Kieffer won the title of the Ultimate Champion for his performance in five competitions: the 50-meter freestyle swim, 10-meter prone air rifle shooting, a 100-meter sprint, cycling, and shot put. He won the silver medal in the rifle shooting. This was the first time an airman won the Ultimate Champion title in the games, which have taken place annually since 2010. Athletes competed in seven different sports during the six days of all-services paralympics games, which took place at the Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., through May 16. They were: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. Click here to continue to the full report.