Wounded Warriors to Compete in Marine Corps Trials

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment will host the third annual Marine Corps Trials for wounded, ill and injured Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 1-6.   Over 300 active duty, reserve and veteran Marines as well as military representatives from allied nations will have an opportunity to compete in a seven-sport competition to include archery, shooting, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, swimming, cycling, and track and field.   The Trials is a part of the Regiment’s Warrior Athlete Reconditioning program which provides activities and opportunities for wounded, ill, and injured Marines to train as athletes, while increasing their strength so they can continue with military service or develop healthy habits for life outside the service. The Trials will also serve as an opportunity for the Regiment to select 50 Marines to participate on the 2013 All-Marine Warrior Games team.   The Warrior Games is a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members. The All-Marine team will compete at the Warrior Games May 11-17, 2013 at the Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. They will go head to head against the other branches of the Armed Forces to defend their first place title.   The United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and facilitates non-medical care to combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, and sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The Regimental Headquarters element, located in Quantico, Va., commands the operations of two Wounded Warrior Battalions located at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., and multiple detachments in locations around the globe.

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