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The mission of the Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program is to deliver year-round competitive and recreation opportunities for wounded, ill or seriously injured sailors and coast guardsmen. Adaptive sports—athletic activities that are modified to meet the abilities of injured or ill individuals—are essential to the recuperation of our wounded warriors. All enrollees in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor are encouraged to make athletics a key component of their recovery and rehabilitation plans. The proven and lasting benefits of adaptive sports and reconditioning activities include higher self-esteem, lower stress levels and fewer secondary medical conditions.

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor hosts a series of adaptive athletic reconditioning camps, provides information relative to recreational opportunities and facilitates enrollees' participation in the annual Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. Non-medical care managers and Recovery Care Coordinators, along with the transition coordinators, are encouraged to brief all recovering and transitioning service members about the adaptive sports opportunities.

Once registered for the sports program, sailors and coast guardsmen are given information on all athletic opportunities to include the annual trials where each athlete competes for a spot on Team Navy in the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. Participants in the trials include active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries; serious illnesses; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Athletes possessing professionalism, team spirit and the best qualifying times and/or scores are selected to compete on Team Navy in the DoD Warrior Games. The DoD Warrior Games represent the culmination of participation in structured adaptive sports and reconditioning activities of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans through their recovery by encouraging participation in physical and cognitive activities, inspiring physical fitness, mental strength, peer support and encouraging new opportunities for growth and achievement. The 2016 DoD Warrior Games (15-21 June 2016) feature eight sporting events with approximately 250 athletes representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and United Kingdom Armed Forces.

Athletes

Navy Veteran Chief Petty Officer Leticia Baugher

Navy Chief Petty Officer Ron Condrey

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Custer

Navy Veteran Airman Steven Davis

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Dayton

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Derbak

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan DeWalt

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Dodd

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Roel Espino

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Jameson Estes

Navy Veteran Airman Austin Field

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Gilley

Navy Lieutenant Commander Maria Gomez-Mannix

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class Jerrod Griffin

Navy Veteran Lieutenant Joan E. Hill

Navy Veteran Hospitalman Adam Hygema

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Abbie Johnson

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew K. Johnson

Navy Veteran Airman Brittany Jordan

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa Klotz

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Kregstein

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Lee

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Sonny Lemerande

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class B. Gavin Lowe

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Lowe

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephan L. Miller

Navy Veteran Airman Brett Parks

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Stephanie Purpish

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class Kathleen “Katie” Ray

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Reyes

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Roggio

Navy Veteran Lieutenant Junior Grade Laura Root

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry Sawyer

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Shannon

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Samanthia Silke

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Scottie Smith

Navy Veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Luis Surla II

Navy Chief Petty Officer Jeannette Tarqueno

Navy Chief Petty Officer Maria Torres