The Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports event involving nearly 200 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 Colombia, France, Germany, Georgia, Italy, and the Netherlands.
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.
Competitive events will include archery, cycling, rowing, shooting, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby.
The opening ceremony is planned for February 26, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., and the competition will begin March 2, concluding March 9. The full schedule is available at https://www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil/2019MCT/
Media are invited to attend the opening ceremony and competition events. Those interested in attending should contact Capt. Monica Witt at email@example.com or at 703-784-3424 for coordination.
To view highlights from the 2018 Marine Corps Trials, please visit https://www.dvidshub.net/video/591314.
About the Wounded Warrior Regiment: 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 (WII) 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, N.C., as well as multiple detachments in locations around the globe.
For more information about the Wounded Warrior Regiment go to www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwr.usmc/.