2015 U.S. Army Trials
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Army Staff Sgt. Allan Armstrong, Walter Reed Warrior Transition Battalion, stretches prior to track practice at #WestPoint. Armstrong is prepping for the 2014 #ArmyWarriorTrials slated for June 15-19 at the Academy.
(U.S. Army Photo by SPC James K. McCann) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Soldiers warm up prior to track practice during 2014 #ArmyWarriorTrials at #WestPoint.
(U.S. Army Photo by SPC James K. McCann) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Training at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, Staff Sgt Petrina William’s, Fort Benning, Georgia Warrior Transition Unit, zeroes in her weapon for the first time since arriving at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Training began on June 9, 2014, in the Tronsue Marksmanship Center.
(U.S. Army Photo by SPC Jacob Seguin) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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At the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, officer in charge and head coach of the West Point Military Academy pistol team, Duston Saunders, teaches a class on the proper fundamentals of air pistol shooting at the Tronsue Marksmanship Center.
(U.S. Army Photo by SGT Evangelia) — with Cari Soong at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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On the archery range at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, Staff Sgt. Isaac Rios said he has been a competitor for about a year. Originally from Coney Island, he is currently assigned to the Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Unit. Rios is complementary of the adaptive reconditioning activities and sports, noting he feels more positive after beginning adaptive reconditioning.
(U.S. Army Photo by Ron Wolf) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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U.S. Army Master Sgt. Daniel Hendrix, Fort Carson Warrior Transition Unit, speaks with Coach Saul Mendoza during a cycling practice session for the 2014 Army Warrior Trials. — with Dan Hendrix at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Army Sgt. Carlita Harter, Walter Reed Warrior Transition Battalion, stretches prior to a cycling practice at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point N.Y. Harter is preparing to compete in the 2014 Army Warrior Trials slated for June 15-19 at the Academy where more than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members will compete in archery, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brooks Schnetzler) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Chief Warrant Officer 2nd class, Kimberly Hendrix, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bliss, Texas, stretches her hamstring before taking a practice run at Gillis field house, in preparation for the 2014 Army Warrior Trials at U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Wounded warriors participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials practice running techniques at the Gillis field house in West Point, NY, June 9, 2014.
(U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. Zack Melgares, U.S. Marines, Wounded Warrior Battalion, Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA, warms his leg muscles before a practice run on the indoor track at the Gillis field in preparation for the 2014 Army Warrior Trials at U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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From left: Lance Cpl. Darrius Doster, U.S. Marines, Wounded Warrior Battalion, Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Maj. Mike Crowell, U.S. Army, Physical Therapist, West Point, NY, and Darrell Gerik, Physical Therapist, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, take a break to check the mobility joints of Lance Cpl. Doster's foot at the Gillis field house in West Point prior to 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. (U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Master Sgt. Dan Hendrix, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Carson, CO, swims through an exercise lane to practice his inhalation technique at the Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center at West Point in preparation for the 2014 Army Warrior Trials at U.S. Military Academy.
(U.S. Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — with Dan Hendrix at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. Kadina Baldwin, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Campbell, KY, practices the long stroke at the Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center, West Point.
(U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. James Taylor, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, acclimates his body by jumping into the pool before a swim practice at the Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Wounded warriors participating in the 2014 #ArmyWarriorTrials swimming trials enjoy taking swimming pointers from U.S. Paralympic swimming Coach Glen O'Sullivan at the Arvin cadet physical development center in West Point.
(U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — with Scotty Hasting and Joel Druvenga at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. 1st Class Katie Kuiper, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, practices the long stroke and exercises her muscles during swimming practice at Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center, West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros)
— at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Staff Sgt. Chanda Gaeth took to the six-lane track at West Point - The U.S. Military Academy Prep School to train for wheelchair racing in next week’s #ArmyWarriorTrials. She hopes to land a spot on the Army’s team to compete in her fourth Warrior Games this fall.
— at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Armstrong relies on adaptive reconditioning to help him recover from injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident.
"It takes a step at a time to recover. Participating in track events helps me run faster, and if I can run faster I can certainly walk faster," he said.
— at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Fellows (left) gets help with sitting volleyball during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Fellows is stationed at Camp Lejeune and is assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East; his hometown is Youngstown, Ohio.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Arthur Ruepong) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway (far left) gets ready to serve a ball during sitting volleyball practice at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 9, 2014. Galloway is assigned to Fort Sam’s Brooke Army Medical Center and is from San Antonio, Texas.
(Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Adam Miller sets a ball during sitting volleyball practice at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 9, 2014. Miller is assigned to the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Unit and is from Kokomo, IN.
(Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Marine Sgt. Alex Nguyen practices sitting volleyball during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 9, 2014. Nguyen is stationed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and is assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East; his hometown is Sioux City, Iowa.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Arthur Ruepong) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Isaac Rios practices sitting volleyball during #ArmyWarriorTrials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Rios is assigned to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Warrior Transition Battalion and is from Coney Island, N.Y. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Arthur Ruepong)
— at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Betty Lehman from New River, AZ, works on techniques taught by her cycling coaches, for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, on the roads of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Wounded, ill, and injured service members competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials race up and down the hills of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY during a training session on June 10, 2014.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Bike mechanic Ian Crawford assists Sgt. Jessica Brennan, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Gordon, GA, by helping repair a tire on her recumbent bike before the start of training for the 2014 U.S Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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"It helped build my confidence and gave me something to focus on instead of focusing on my injuries. I call it post-traumatic growth instead of post-traumatic stress,” said Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Betty Lehman on the importance of adaptive reconditioning. “We have to go outside of our realm do something and focus on our recovery.”
She will compete in three #ArmyWarriorTrials sports this year, including track, cycling and wheelchair basketball. Learn more about Sgt. 1st Class Lehman here: bit.ly/1kTrP8N — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Leaning against a cane to support himself, Staff Sgt. John Elmore, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC, trains at the air rifle range on at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, June 15- 19.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway from Fort Sam Houston, Texas trains for the standup air rifle shooting competition. On June 10, 2014, he spent three hours on the range working on his fundamentals of shooting at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Sgt. Christopher Kurtz, Clarksville, TN practices his shooting fundamentals at the air pistol range, on June 10, 2014 at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.
(U.S. Army Photo Sgt Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Billy Meeks, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas, receives one-on-one training on the air pistol, from Coach James Hall on June 10, 2014 on the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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The coaches of the cycling team give the competitors of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials a safety brief on before they take off for their first bike ride through the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber/ released) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. Jason Blair, Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Battalion, warms up for his first bike ride at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He will be competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials in cycling.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Capt. Michael Phillips, Hamilton, GA, stretches before beginning the first day of training on his recumbent exercise bike. He will be competing in the cycling event at the 2014 Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. 1st Class Sam Goldenstein practices sitting volleyball during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Goldenstein is assigned to the 325th Combat Support Hospital, Independence, Missouri, and is from Kansas City, MO.
(U.S. Army Photo by Suzanne Ovel) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Ollie Knowland practices sitting volleyball at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, June 10, 2014. Knowland is assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Kleber Kaserne, Germany, and is from San Antonio, Texas.
(U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jacob Seguin) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. Amanda Lyle practices sitting volleyball during the 2014 #ArmyWarriorTrials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Lyle is assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Unit and is from Paducah, KY. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Arthur Ruepong)
— at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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“To me they were heroes when they signed on the dotted line,” Mrs. Hasting said, “but this is amazing.”
— at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Shooting coach Sara Hall, coaches a competitor from the Warrior Transition Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Maj. Ray O'Donnel, on the fundamentals of picturing a good sight for the shooting event on June 12, 2014 for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Coach James Hall helps attach an arm sling for Sgt. Carlitamaria Harter, Walter Reed Warrior Transition Battalion, that helps improve her shooting during training for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the range on the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, observes in the background so he will know how to put one on himself.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. Jennifer Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Belvoir, VA, checks her mirrors before setting off to train on the streets of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.
(U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jacob Seguin) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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The rain doesn't stop the wounded, ill and injured service members from cycling training in preparation for the U.S. Army Warrior Trials on June 12, 2014. Receiving a class on gear shifting while at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. Jennifer Pariona from the Fort Belvoir, VA, Warrior Transition Battalion and Spc. Amanda Lyle from Fort Campbell, Ky, Warrior Transition Battalion, talk over a common interest in cycling before training begins at West Point for the 2013 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. 1st Class Allan Armstrong, Walter Reed Transition Unit, Bethesda, Md, aces his swimming exercise by practicing proper breathing and flutter kick techniques during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials swimming practice at the Arvin cadet physical development center in West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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U.S. Army Veteran Michael Kacer from Yonkers N.Y., practices the flutter kick exercise during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials swimming practice at the Arvin cadet physical development center in West Point, N.Y., on June 12, 2014.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. Bethany Stewart, Army National Guard, Fort Riley, Kan., swims with ease during the 2014 U.S. Army Warriors Trials swimming practice at the Arvin cadet physical development center in West Point N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Brian Boone, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, TX, adjusts his breathing pattern and takes a deep breath during the 2014 Wounded Warriors Trials swimming practice at the Arvin cadet physical development center in West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Cpt. Michael Phillips, formerly with the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Benning, GA, focuses on the archery target as Coach John Fuller looks on. Phillips will compete in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 15 to 19. Phillips says, "Adaptive sports gave me a second chance at life as an athlete. It allows me not to be defined by my injuries but by my achievements." He wants to help establish an adaptive sports program in Columbus, GA.
(U.S. Army photo by Ron Wolf) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. Jessica Brennan, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Gordon, GA, works on her release technique with an archery coach for the U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Ron Wolf) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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U.S. Army Veteran Michael Kacer from Yonkers, NY, smoothly passes the baton to Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Both men run during the relay race practice for the 2014 Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Pfc. Willie Stafford, U.S. Army National Guard, Fort Stewart, GA, stretches his leg muscles and tests leg height by utilizing the "Frankenstein" technique during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials practice at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Lance Cpl. Kyle Fellows, U.S. Marines, Warrior Transition Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC, swims through the practice lane to test his endurance during the 2014 U.S. Army Warriors Trials swimming practice at the Arvin cadet physical development center in West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Cpl. Brandon Hammonds, U.S. Marines, Warrior Transition Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC, holds his breath during an underwater practice swim during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials swimming practice at the Arvin cadet physical development center in West Point, NY, June 13, 2014.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Goldstein, U.S. Army reservist, 325th Combat Support Hospital, Independence, MO, rotates her body in a dance like exercise to safely stretch her muscles during practice for the the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. 1st Class David Hall, Walter Reed Warrior Transition Battalion, throws the discus under the watchful eye of the discus coach while practicing for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Ron Wolf) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Sgt. Matthew Spang, a bi-lateral below the knee amputee, adapted to his wounds and is now competing in three events at the #ArmyWarriorTrials.

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Army Warrior Trials kick off with a reception hosted by USO at Kimsey Athletic Center, West Point, N.Y. Athletes chat before going in to visit Kenna Hall Home to the Army Sports Hall of Fame. The Kenna Hall of Army Sports depicts the history of physical education and both intercollegiate varsity and club sports at the U.S. Military Academy. — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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2014 U.S. Army Warrior Games athletes gather at Kimsey Athletic Center, West Point, NY, to enjoy a reception hosted by USO. — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Wounded, ill and injured active duty service members and Veterans enjoy a Texas Road House dinner at Kimsey Athletic Center, West Point, N.Y. The opening reception was hosted by USO and honored athletes who will be participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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2104 U.S. Army Warrior Trials competitors visit Kenna Hall during a USO hosted reception at West Point, N.Y. — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. Quintarious Almon practices his serve during sitting volleyball practice at West Point, N.Y. for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. Almon is assigned to the 287th Transportation Company and is from Anniston, Ala. — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo blocks a ball during sitting volleyball practice for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw, Clarksville, Tenn., tries to block Marine Staff Sgt. Adam Vickery's shot during wheelchair basketball training for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Sgt. Monica Southall, Suffolk, Va., gets ready to serve during sitting volleyball practice for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. James Taylor serves a ball during sitting volleyball practice at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Taylor is assigned to the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Warrior Transition Unit and is from Cleveland, Ohio. (U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Petrina Williams practices sitting volleyball during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. Williams, from Queens Village, N.Y., is assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Benning, GA.
. (U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Sgt. Matthew Spang serves a ball at sitting volleyball practice during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. Spang is from Colorado Springs, CO.
(U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. James Taylor sets a ball during sitting volleyball practice at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. Taylor is assigned to the Fort Sam Houston, Texas Warrior Transition Unit and is from Cleveland, Ohio.
(U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Wheelchair basketball coach Jermell Pennie shares ball-handling techniques during practice for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. From left are Pennie, Coach Rodney Williams, Sgt. Kadina Baldwin, Fort Campbell, KY, and retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, Fort Hood, Texas.
(U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Wheelchair basketball coach Joey Gugliota, right, demonstrates offensive ball-handling techniques to retired Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw, Clarksville, TN, during training for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army Photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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On the last day of practice for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, cycling coaches direct wounded, ill and injured service members in timed drills, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Who can stay in the circle the longest? Cycling competitors training for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials compete in an exercise that works on their turning skills and the last one remaining inside the circle wins.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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In prep for cycling events in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, Coach Jim Cunningham from South Carolina, trains retired Sgt. Anne Oravec from Denver, CO, on techniques with balance and turns.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Flashing the peace sign during the last day of training for the 2014 U.S Army Warrior Trials, retired Capt. Micheal Phillips, Hamilton, GA, trains on the streets of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Coach JD Malone, Colorado, Springs, CO, gives advice to Soldiers and Veterans at sitting volleyball practice for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. James McCann) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials athletes gather in front of Citi Field before the New York Mets - San Diego Padres game, June 14, 2014, compliments of the USO.
(U.S. Army Photo by Mike O'Toole) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Compliments of the USO, 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials athletes enjoy the New York Mets playing the San Diego Padres, on the Army's 239th birthday, June 14, 2014. From left: Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Pardo's stepfather, Fidel Malave.
(U.S. Army Photo by Mike O'Toole) — with Eric Pardo and Fidel Malave at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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The USO provides a day out in New York City for wounded, ill and injured athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. From left: Sgt. Marco Aguilar and Cpl. Kyle Kohnke, both Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalion East, Camp Lejuene, NC. Aguilar and Kohnke enjoy the New York Mets' game against the San Diego Padres, June 14, 2014.
(U.S. Army Photo by Mike O'Toole) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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The USO provides a day out in New York City for wounded, ill and injured athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. From left: Staff Sgt Eric Pardo, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Retired Capt. Will Reynolds, Bethesda, MD, in front of Citi Field before the New York Mets' game with the San Diego Padres, June 14, 2014, the Army's 239th birthday.
(U.S. Army Photo by Mike O'Toole) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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More than 20 athletes gathered in the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center with their coaches to train in air rifle and air pistol for the #ArmyWarriorTrials shooting event.

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Vision impairment won’t stop wounded Veteran at #ArmyWarriorTrials.

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“I was the first amputee to return to combat,” said retired Sgt. 1st Class Andy McCaffrey, the first amputee from Afghanistan to return and continue the fight.

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Lance Cpl. Darrius Doster, Camp Pendleton, CA, concentrates on proper exercise of his leg muscles before participating in the relay race during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials track practice at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY on June 12, 2014.
(Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Army Veteran, Sgt. Sean Hook, practices his shot at archery practice during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, June 12, 2014. The Warrior Trials will be held from June 15-19. The Army Warrior Trials will help determine the athletes who will represent Team Army in the 2014 Warrior Games slated for Sep. 28-Oct. 4, Colorado Springs, CO.
(U.S. Photo by Pfc. Bernardus Pol) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Spc. Jennifer Pariona stays focused as she fires her air rifle at a 10-meter target on the indoor range at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY June 12, 2014, in preparation for this year’s U.S. Army Warrior Trials.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Maj. Charles Hansrote, assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Stewart, GA, finishes with a smile on his face as he completes the hill, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, in his recumbent bike, the last day of training before the time trials race for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials begin on Sunday June 15, 2014.
(U.S. Army Photo by Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Army Sgt. Jessica Brennan, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Gordon, GA, gets her bike inspected by a mechanic on the last day of cycling training for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(U.S. Army Photo by Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Brian Boone with the Army Green team hits the ball during the sitting volleyball competition at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., June 15, 2014. The Army Green team beat the Marines team in the first round of competition, and will be playing in the championship game against the Air Force team June 18 here. Boone is from San Antonio, Texas.
(U.S. Army Photo by Suzanne Ovel) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Coach Jermell Pennie fires up his military pupils during wheelchair basketball training last week prior to the start of June 16 2014 Army Warrior Trials wheelchair basketball competition.
(U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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From left, Coaches Joey Gugliota and Lee Montgomery share chair-handling tips with Fort Stewart Soldier, front center Private 1st Class Kevin Szortyka.
(U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Fort Carson, CO, Soldier, Master Sgt. Daniel Hendrix, attempts a steal from Retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, formerly of Fort Hood, Texas, during wheelchair basketball training.
(U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Reservist Sgt. 1st Class Sam Goldenstein, from Kansas City, MO, races through the course to complete three laps and finish with, what she hopes is a time that will send her to the 2014 Warrior Games.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Max Hasson, Fort Carson, CO, Warrior Transition Battalion, hand pedals his way through the course, with the hopes that his time will send him to the 2014 Warrior Games.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Mike Smith, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, exemplified resilience when his prosthetic arm broke during the cycling challenge for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. Despite missing his arm, Staff Sgt. Smith never gave up and ultimately finished the race through the hills and valleys of the U.S. Military Academy. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

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Air Force Veteran Ryan Pinney, Phoenix, AZ, adjusts the hand gears on his recumbent bike before competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials cycling event, West Point, NY, on June 15, 2014.
(U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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From Left: Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo U.S. Army Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Sgt. First Class Kevin Holland U.S. Army Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Benning, GA, line up their recumbent bikes before beginning the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials cycling event at West Point, NY, June 15, 2014.
(U.S. Army Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Staff Sgt. Vester Hasson keeps score for the sitting volleyball competition at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 15, 2014. Hasson is assigned to the Fort Carson, CO. Warrior Transition Unit and is from Springville, Utah.
(U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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The Army Green team huddles during the sitting volleyball competition at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, where more than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States are competing in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. The Army Green team beat the Marines team in the first round of competition, and will be playing in the championship game against the Air Force team June 18.
(U.S. Army Photo by Suzanne Ovel) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Army Sgt. Matthew Spang, Colorado Springs, CO, sets a ball during the sitting volleyball competition at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, where more than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States are competing in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. The Army Green team beat the Marines team in the first round of competition, and will be playing in the championship game against the Air Force team June 18.
(U.S. Army photo by Suzie Ovel) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Shooting competition, West Point, New York — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Shooting competition, West Point, New York — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Allison Hartig, from West point, NY, center, rings a bell as cyclist’s ride by in support of the wounded warriors participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials cycling event on Washington road in West Point, NY, on June 15, 2014.
(Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Jim Cunningham, U.S. Army cycling team coach, ensures that the cyclists participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials cycling event leave the initial check point in proper order on Washington road in West Point, NY, on June 15, 2014.
(Photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Master Sgt. Daniel Hendrix, Fort Carson, Colo., wins the battle for the ball during the game opener of Wheelchair Basketball competition June 16 at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. Team Army took the win over the Air Force team at West Point, N.Y. where more than 100 wounded, ill and injured Army, Marine Corps and Air Force athletes are competing in archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Results of 2014 Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19, hosted by Warrior Care and Transition, help determine which Army athletes will compete on Team Army at the 2014 Warrior Games this fall in Colorado Springs, Colo
(U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Team Army A huddles with Coach Jemell Pennie during the game opener with Team Air Force, kicking off the Wheelchair Basketball competition June 16 at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y., where more than 100 wounded, ill and injured Army, Marine Corps and Air Force athletes are competing e in archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. The 2014 Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19, hosted by the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, help determine athletes who will compete on Team Army, at the 2014 Warrior Games this fall in Colorado Springs, Colo.
(U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Retired Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw, Clarksville, Tenn., beats his Air Force competitors to the basket during the Wheelchair Basketball game opener on June 16 at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, N.Y.

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Sgt. Scotty Hasting from Fort Riley, Warrior Transition Battalion, shoots 40 rounds for the pistol competition for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials shooting challenge, on the June 16, 2014, At the indoor range, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. He earned himself third place in his category. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — with Scotty Hasting at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Spc. Jennifer Pariona, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Belvoir, VA, receives the gold medal for the standing air rifle challenge, at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, NY. She displays the Army flag proudly with Mr. Thomas Webb, Deputy to the Commander, Warrior Transition Command and Command Sgt. Major Matthew Brady, Warrior Transition Command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Langer) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Range is Hot: Spc. Jesse Sweesy, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, KS, competes in the air rifle shooting challenge during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, firing 40 rounds in the indoor range, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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They came, they trained and they won. Wounded Soldiers participating in the cycling event took a clean sweep in the recumbent class on June 15 during #ArmyWarriorTrials. From left: Mr. Thomas Webb, Deputy to the Commander, Warrior Transition Command, First Class David Hall, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Warrior Transition Unit, Bethesda, Maryland, Silver medal winner, Spc. Jason ... See More — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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They came, they trained and they won. Wounded Soldiers participating in the cycling event took a clean sweep in the recumbent class on June 15 during #ArmyWarriorTrials. From left: Command Sgt. Maj. Mathew Brady, Warrior Transition Command, Gold medal winner U.S. Air Force Veteran, Maj. Jennifer Kyseth from Sumter, South Carolina, Silver medal winner Spc. Amanda Lyle-Stone, Warrior Transition Un... See More — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Staff Sgt. Allen Armstrong, Walter Reed Warrior Transition Unit Bethesda, MD, gave everything he had swimming the 50 yard back stroke in the swimming finals during the U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, NY. — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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“You can do anything that you want to do, just say you can do it. Don’t take no for an answer.” Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway and Spc. James Taylor prove the power of sports as they compete at the #ArmyWarriorTrials.

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“Each of these Soldiers finds their outlet in sports. I told them to step it up and bring their game tonight. I am proud of them,” said #ArmyWarriorTrials Army team A wheelchair basketball coach Jermell Pennie after his team beat out team Marine 30-10.

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Retired Sgt. Sean Hook's power-driven spike contributes to an Army victory June 18, 2014, to take the gold during sitting volleyball finals against Air Force at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Matt Sanders, Warrior Transition Unit, Edwards Air Force Base, CA, stretches his leg muscles before competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials 100 meter open men’s race held at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY, on June 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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From Left: U.S. Army Veteran, Anne Oravec from Denver, Colorado, stretches with U.S. Army Reservist, Chief Warrant Officer 2, Kimberly Hendrix, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bliss, Texas, before competing in the open women’s 100 meter race held at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY, on June 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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U.S. Army Veteran, Michael Kacer from Yonkers, NY, intensely studies the track and athletes before competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials men’s open 100 meter race held at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY, on June 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros)

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Before starting the 40 shots for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials shooting challenge, on June 16, Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Holland, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Benning, GA, finds a comfortable shooting position without his air rifle in hand. This preparation earned him a score of 385 earning a spot in the finals, held on the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — with Allison-Kevin Holland at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Sitting Volleyball Coach JD Malone coaches Army and Marine athletes at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 10, 2014. Malone is from Colorado Springs, CO. (U.S. Army Photo by Suzanne Ovel) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Marine Sgt. Alex Nguyen serves during sitting volleyball practice at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. Nguyen is stationed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and is assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East; his hometown is Sioux City, Iowa. (U.S. Army Photo by Suzanne Ovel) — with Aaron Luttmann Stewart at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw practices sitting volleyball for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. (U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Sgt. Erin Stewart gets help from Assistant Sitting Volleyball Coach Linda Gomez for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, NY. Stewart is assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Riley, KS, and is from Springfield, MO. (U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — with Aaron Luttmann Stewart at USMA - West Point, NY.

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The Air rifle Finals were held on June 16, in the indoor range, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. The Finals were just for fun, the medal recipients for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials were already chosen for the morning rounds. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class John Arbino, Williamsburg, VA, fixes his rifle before the air rifle competition during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. Arbino took the gold medal in the standing air rifle shoot in his category. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Maj. Charlie Hansrote reflects on 9/11 during his visit to the 9/11 Memorial on Saturday, June 14, the U.S. Army's 239th birthday. Maj. Hansrote, along with other military athletes participating in the #ArmyWarriorTrials, was in New York City, courtesy of the USO. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery)

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Marine Staff Sgt. Adam Vickery finds himself surrounded by a trio of Army yellow during the June 17 wheelchair basketball competition during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy — with Dan Hendrix at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Sgt. 1st Class Jermeka Johnson, Fort Benning, Ga., tries to block Marine athlete, Cpl. Brandon Hammonds, during the double elimination wheelchair basketball competition June 17 during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials — with Jermeka Johnson at USMA - West Point, NY.

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“You motivate people when you have every reason to quit and you don’t,” said retired Staff Sgt. Sean Johnson, the U.S. Army’s first blind cyclist to compete at the #ArmyWarriorTrials. Adaptive reconditioning activities like cycling provide an opportunity for recovering warriors to reconnect with who they were before their wound, illness or injury.

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Wheelchair basketball is a fighter’s sport. The Army A team fought to win a 30-10 point victory over the Air Force team Monday night at the #ArmyWarriorTrials preliminaries.

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“Afghanistan didn’t beat me. I still matter,” said Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Holland, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. He may have been hurt overseas, but he will not let it stop him living his life.

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Staff Sgt. Brian Boone, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, maneuvers around his competitor for a layup during the during the game opener of Wheelchair Basketball competition June 16 at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. Team Army beat the Air Force team.

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The fastest wounded warriors competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials men’s open 100 meter race, 1st heat, leave the starting line with incredible speed at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY, on June 17, 2014.

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The fastest wounded warriors competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials men’s open 100 meter race, 1st heat, leave the starting line with incredible speed at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY, on June 17, 2014.

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From right: U.S. Army Veteran, Michael Kacer from Yonkers, NY, launches off the starting line with speed, drive and determination, at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials open 100 meter race, 2nd heat, held at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY, on June 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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A wounded warrior passes the baton to his counterpart in the 1500 meter lower body amputee relay race at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials held at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, NY, on June 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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The hoop skills of retired Sgt. Matthew Spang, Colorado Springs, CO, and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ellis, are exemplified during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials wheelchair basketball medal round, June 18, at Gillis Field House, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. During the double-elimination Team Army took wins over the Marines and Air Force for the gold. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — with Matt Spang at USMA - West Point, NY.

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The offensive maneuvers of retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, Killeen, Texas, are on display during the June 18 gold-medal round of the 2014 Army Warrior Trials wheelchair basketball game, U.S. Military Academy's Gillis Field House. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw, Clarksville, TN, demonstrates defensive skills against his Air Force competitors during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, wheelchair basketball medal round June 18 at Gillis Fieldhouse, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Sgt. Monica Southall has her eyes on a fourth Warrior Games gold medal in shot put while she trains at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, where more than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States are competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, June 15-20. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Anna Jordan) Read more: bit.ly/1plJzcr — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ben Trescott, center, takes home gold in both shooting and rifle at the #ArmyWarriorTrials, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Eric Lieber) Read more about the shooting competition here: bit.ly/1ifC8Vw

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A newcomer to track and field, Marine Cpl. Kyle Kohnke trains for the shot put and discus events at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, where more than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States are competing in the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, June 15-20. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. James McCann) Read more: bit.ly/1plJzcr — with Kyle Kohnke at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Pfc. Kevin Szortyka of Fort Stewart, GA, throws the bronze medal winning shot at the #ArmyWarriorTrials at the U.S. Army Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Eric Lieber)

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Coach J.D. Malone gives advice to Soldiers and Veterans at sitting volleyball practice at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, Malone is an Army Veteran from Colorado Springs, CO. (Photo by Spc. James McCann)

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From left: Gold medal winner U.S. Army Veteran Anne Oravec, Denver, Co, silver medal winner, Army Reservist Chief Warrant Officer 2, Kimberly Hendrix, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bliss, Texas, and bronze medal winner Reservist Sgt. First Class, Samantha Goldenstein, 325th Combat Support Hospital, Independence, MO, accept their medals and proudly display the Army flag during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials medal ceremony at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point, NY, on June 18, 2014. All three wounded warriors placed in the same order for the 100 and 200 meter sprint open women’s race events. (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros)

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From left: Gold medal winner Spc. James Taylor, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Bronze medal winner Spc. Almon Quintarious, Army Reservist, Anniston, AL, proudly display the Army flag and accept their medals during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials 100 meter open men’s sprint medal ceremony at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point, NY, on June 18, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros)

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"It's absolutely amazing the things these guys can do with the injuries they have. I may be an inspiration to some of them, but they are all an inspiration to me," said retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, an #ArmyWarriorTrials athlete.

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“It gets better. Things heal over time,” said Spc. David Harrell, Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA, competing at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials in archery and shooting, West Point, NY. He attributes the skills he learned in archery to aiding his recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI). (U.S. Army photo by Benny Ontiveros)

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Happy 239th Birthday U.S. Army and congratulations to all of the resilient service members who competed in the #ArmyWarriorTrials this week. You are all an inspiration to those who have served, do serve and will serve. Army Strong. — with Maurice Robinson, Rodney D. Carson, Becky Wardwell, Caitlin Elizabeth, Allison-Kevin Holland, Jessie White, Tina Atherall, Steve Barto, Aaron Luttmann Stewart, Che' Wright, Jermell Pennie, Anna Eisenberg, Jermeka Johnson and Cari Soong.

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Retired Sgt. Sean Hook sets the ball during the sitting volleyball finals against the Air Force team at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal in the championship round. Hook is from Summerville, South Carolina. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Sgt. Sean Hook hits the ball during the sitting volleyball finals against the Air Force team at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal in the championship round. Hook is from Summerville, SC. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Sgt. Matthew Spang sets a ball during the sitting volleyball finals against the Air Force team at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal in the championship round. Spang is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — with Matt Spang at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Sgt. Sean Hook guards the ball against the Air Force team during the sitting volleyball finals at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal in the championship round. Hook is from Summerville, SC. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — with Matt Spang at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Sgt. Monica Southall sets a ball during the sitting volleyball finals against the Air Force team at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal in the championship round. Southall is from Suffolk, Virginia. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, NY

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Sgt. Kadina Baldwin hits ball during the sitting volleyball finals against the Air Force team at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal in the championship round. Baldwin is assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and is from Columbus, Georgia. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — with Matt Spang at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Sgt. Monica Southall sets a ball during the sitting volleyball finals against the Air Force team at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal in the championship round. Southall is from Suffolk, VA. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Members of the Army Green team celebrate their win over the Air Force at the sitting volleyball championship game at the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 18, 2014. The Army won the gold medal after three close sets of volleyball; the final set went into overtime with a final score of 17-15. (Photo by Suzanne Ovel, Madigan Army Medical Center Public Affairs) — with Dan Hendrix and Matt Spang at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Ben Trescott (left) and retired Capt. Frank Barroquiero settle a tie-breaker at the #ArmyWarriorTrials at West Point - The U.S. Military Academy.

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Ron Wigger, U.S. Military Academy rifle coach, adjusts targets during shooting competition at the U.S. Army Warrior Trails, June 16, 2014. (U.S. Army Photo by Michael O'Toole) — at USMA - West Point, NY.

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Sgt. Erin Stewart, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan., shoots in the first round of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials air rifle shooting challenge, June 16. She is competing at the indoor range on the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber) — with Aaron Luttmann Stewart at USMA - West Point, NY.