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Army Trials return to Fort Bliss

U.S. Army Veteran Master Sgt. Shawn "Bubba" Vosburg of El Paso, Texas, prepares to throw during the seated shot put event, in Shea Stadium during the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the United States Military Academy, at West Point, New York, June 16. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Tianna S. Wilson/Released)

The 2017 Army Trials are returning to Fort Bliss.

About 125 wounded, ill and injured active-duty soldiers and veterans from across the country will compete for the opportunity to represent Team Army at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 30 - July 8, in Chicago.

Throughout the week of competition, wounded warriors will compete in archery, cycling, track, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming and wheelchair basketball. Army Trials showcase the resilient spirit of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans. Participants include athletes with upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries; amputations; serious illnesses; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Each event is free and open to the public. Present your government issued ID when entering Fort Bliss.

A complete schedule of events can be found here.


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