The Wounded Warrior Regiment will once again hold the Marine Corps Trials at Camp Pendleton, California from 1-12 March. This year the WWR will host 9 different international countries and their Commandant’s to view and participate in the games. It was the Marine Corps Trials that served as the reference point for Prince Harry of Great Britain to develop the Invictus Games that were executed in London this last September.
Competition includes: track and field, archery, bicycling, shooting (both pistol and rifle), seated volleyball, wheelchair basketball, and the addition of wheelchair rugby. Wheelchair rugby was introduced at the Invictus Games, and due to overwhelming popularity by the athletes, it has been added to the United States arsenal of team competition.
The Wounded Warrior Regiment continues on at an amazing operational pace as the USMC will be hosting the inaugural DoD Warrior Games right in Quantico, Virginia from 19-30 June. This will be the first year that the games are not controlled or run by the United States Olympic Committee. Due the USMC’s ability to expertly run the Trials, it was determined that the Wounded Warrior Regiment be the very first to handle this inter-service competition on behalf of the Department of Defense.
Of course, the WWR’s support of the trials and the Warrior Games will be done while simultaneously accomplishing our primary mission of covering the care of all wounded, ill, and injured Marines and sailors in the regiment’s population. This is in addition to our outreach to over 30,000 active, reserve and veteran Marines across the globe.
In May 2013, the all-Marine team won the championship title for the fourth consecutive year at the Warrior Games. For more information on the Marine Corps trials and the Warrior Games contact the Wounded Warrior Regiment at firstname.lastname@example.org.