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Veterans Health and Research a Top Priority at Invictus

Veterans Health and Research a Top Priority at Invictus

I cannot begin to explain to you what these Games have meant to me. It was difficult to get off the couch after my injuries...

Team U.S. Gliding to a bronze victory

Team U.S. Gliding to a bronze victory

Weighing approximately 35 pounds of steel and aluminum and used by wheelchair rugby participants who clanked and collided across the floor of a crowded Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Center in Toronto.

Invictus Volunteers, lending a helping hand

Invictus Volunteers, lending a helping hand

Teresa Chorneawski is currently logging 22,000 Fitbit steps a day, twice the amount recommended by the American Heart Association.

Randi Hobson: Warrior Athlete - Warrior Mom

Randi Hobson: Warrior Athlete - Warrior Mom

A swimming pool is where Retired Staff Sgt. Randi Hobson is most comfortable- understandably, she's making waves and causing quite a stir in Toronto at the 2017 Invictus Games.

Team U.S. Medal Count

Gold
13
Silver
8
Bronze
8
Total: 29

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Bobby Green: Together by chance, united by choice

Bobby Green: Together by chance, united by choice

All eyes are currently on Toronto for the 2017 Invictus Games, but for Staff Sgt. Bobby Green, his focus lies on former fallen or wounded, ill and injured Soldiers who are unable to compete. He wears his emotion on his sleeve – literally.

After many deployments, Green suffered multiple injuries including but not limited to Traumatic Brain Injury, spinal cord, back and nerve damage to his right arm. He wears a compression sleeve on his arm due to that damage.

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The Invictus Games: The very best of the human spirit

The Invictus Games: The very best of the human spirit

With the countdown just hours away from the 2017 Invictus Games, his Royal Highness Prince Harry joined a panel of Veterans, caregivers, as well as leadership from charitable, research, medical and government sectors to discuss the vital role families play in a Wounded Warrior recovery.

Hosted by the True Patriot Foundation, the organization has provided more than 22 million dollars to support more than 20,000 military families, including 100 community-based programs across the country that address the unique challenges resulting from service since its inception in 2009.

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Soaring above the net

Soaring above the net

The Team U.S. sitting volleyball squad worked their way to the medal rounds at the 2017 Invictus Games in front of a packed, electrified crowd in the Mattamy Athletics Centre, on September 27. They lost their semi-final match to a methodical Team Georgia. They then set their sights on the bronze medal match against the formidable team from Denmark.

There are aspects of sitting volleyball that make it different from the volleyball most are accustomed to seeing. Besides obviously sitting on the court, matches are played in a best of 3 format, instead of the traditional best of 5; and athletes are classified into one of three categories: open, moderate, and maximum.

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Career and Education Readiness (CER)

1st Lt. Adriana De Hoyos: Curiosity and a field of dreams

1st Lt. Adriana De Hoyos: Curiosity and a field of dreams

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for 1st Lt. Adriana De Hoyos, it opened up a world of possibilities for her future.

“I think I have always been a person that has an interest in many things. Maybe it’s because I have moved around so much in my life, I’ve always tried to be a well-rounded person,” De Hoyos said.

A self-proclaimed Army brat, the Army medical surgical registered nurse says she’s used to change. She moved 11 times before the age of 18. There’s no denying her family legacy set the path for her career, her Grandfather served in the Army as an engineer and her father is retiring in October 2017 after 31 years active service in the Army. The Oklahoma native joined the Army in 2012.

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Event
Date
October 15-16, 2017
Location
Washington, DC
Event
Date
October 18, 2017
Location
Virginia Beach, VA
Event
Date
October 18, 2017
Location
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, SE Humphrey’s Building, Rm 1W-2013, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376
Event
Date
October 22-23, 2017
Location
Dallas, TX
Event Date Location
Northeast Regional Hiring Conference October 15-16, 2017 Washington, DC
Corporate Gray Job Fair October 18, 2017 Virginia Beach, VA
Reverse-Style Career Fair October 18, 2017 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, SE Humphrey’s Building, Rm 1W-2013, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376
South Central Regional Hiring Conference October 22-23, 2017 Dallas, TX

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