Quantico to Host 2015 Warrior Games

The Defense Department’s 2015 Warrior Games will be held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 19-28, according to a recent Pentagon release. Some 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and US Special Operations Command will participate in the games, which feature eight sporting events. The Defense Department will host the 2015 games for the first time. Previously, the United States Olympic Committee hosted the games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to the release. “The courage, strength, and skill of our warrior athletes and their families inspire their fellow service men and women, and Americans everywhere,” said Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright. “Everyone in the Department of Defense looks forward to celebrating the athlete’s accomplishments before, during, and after June’s competition.”