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Warrior Games, here they come

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

Chuy Vasquez, 31, of Rocky Point, N.C., tests his kneeling bike as troops tune their bikes at MacDill Air Force Base on Wednesday as part of the Wounded Warrior Athletic Reconditioning Program. Vasquez was injured during a parachuting training accident, made more serious later by a car crash. "It's just me being in my own Zen … and going for a ride."

About 55 wounded warriors are at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa this week to qualify for a spot to represent Special Operations Command at the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado in September. Troops from all branches injured while serving under SOCom are participating in archery, shooting, cycling, track and field, volleyball and other events. The Wounded Warrior Athletic Reconditioning Program is designed to help with physical and mental recovery through adaptive sports. See video at Links in today's Times at tampabay.com.

Warrior Games, here they come 03/05/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:02pm]
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