15 July 2017

Press Release: Service Dogs: More than Man’s Best Friend for Team Navy Athletes

Service Dogs: More than Man’s Best Friend for Team Navy Athletes

Dogs are often called man’s best friend.

For Team Navy athletes at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, their service dogs are more than that.

In this video, athletes and their families explain why the dogs are a big part of the athletes themselves and also the team.

Thirty-nine athletes competed June 30 to July 8 on behalf of Team Navy in the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games – an event that introduces wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic-style sports. They’re among approximately 225 service members and veterans from the U.S. military, as well as the United Kingdom and Australia.

The Navy, in partnership with the city of Chicago, hosted this year's event, which marked the first time the DoD Warrior Games have been held off a military installation. The Games demonstrate the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports and provides a tremendous healing power for athletes. The competition provides a means to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.

Team Navy is comprised of athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor, the Navy's sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guard members, providing resources and support to their families.

For more information about Team Navy, contact the team's public affairs officer Kyle Malloy at 319-210-8388 and visit http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/06/30/team-navy-competes-at-2017-dod-warrior-games.

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    1. They sure are. They, kitties especially, are very good at calming down a racing heart. Of course, they can be pretty good at causing one, too. haha

      Have a blessed day. :)


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