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Marine Corps Trials 2020: Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Invitational

March 06, 2020

This report originally publishes at marines.mil.

Wounded Warrior Regiment will host the 10th annual Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 4-11.

The Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports event involving more than 250 wounded, ill, or injured Marines, Sailors, veterans and international competitors. Organized into three competing teams, participants represent Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, and an international team of wounded warriors from Canada, France, Colombia, Georgia, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Part of the Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program, the Trials promote rehabilitation for recovering service members, serve as an opportunity to cultivate camaraderie and the warrior ethos, and provide a venue for showcasing mental and physical achievements. Additionally, participants may bid for selection to compete in the annual DoD Warrior Games.

200304-M-GG264-342 Photo by Lance Cpl. Garrett Gillespie

Competitive events will include archery, cycling, rowing, shooting, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, golf, track and field, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby.

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The opening ceremony is planned for February 29 at 9:30 a.m. and the competition will begin March 4, concluding March 11.

The full schedule is available at https://www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil/2020MCT/ Media are invited to attend the opening ceremony and competitive events. Those interested in attending should contact Capt. Danielle Phillips at [email protected] or at 703-784-3601 for coordination.

Established in 2007, the Wounded Warrior Regiment provides leadership and ensures compliance with laws and DoD instructions related to the support, recovery, and non-medical care of combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, Sailors attached to Marine units, and their family members in order to maximize their recovery as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The regimental headquarters, located in Quantico, Virginia, oversees the operations of two wounded warrior battalions located at Camp Pendleton, California, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as well as multiple detachments in locations around the globe.

For more information about the Wounded Warrior Regiment go to http://www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwr.usmc/.

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