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Post-Military Adventures – Air Force Athletes Train for Warrior Games

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Post-Military Adventures and the Warrior Games

Air Force athletes from across the country have crossed the finish line for a week-long training camp in Colorado Springs, CO. These hard-core post-military competitors are training for the Warrior Games, an Olympic style sporting event for ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans in cycling, shooting, wheelchair volleyball, swimming, archery, and seated track and field. The sporting event is scheduled for May 11 to 16 at the U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Olympic Training Center.

There will be five U.S. teams representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard, Air Force, and Special Forces, along with one international team from the U.K, in the Warrior Games.  As the military part of the U.S. Paralympics, the competition is sponsored by Deloitte and supported by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, USO, Fisher House Foundation, AT&T, BP, Budweiser and the Semper Fi Fund. This sporting event is free to attend, so come on out and support America’s disabled veterans if you’ll be in Colorado Springs this May.

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Christopher "Patches" Norton is a Retired 20 year United States Air Force Master Sergeant. Chris also served 5.5 years as the Lead Loadmaster on the Super Guppy Transport at NASA Johnson Space Center. Chris was Disability Retired from NASA in 2012 following an injury on a Super Guppy mission. As a Veteran, Chris turned to the Veterans Administration medical system for assistance and this is where this story really begins. What Chris seen at the Houston, TX VA Hospital left him with an urgent feeling and need to give back. But just as the Bible says, it's better to teach a man to fish than give him one. Chris searched and found the Empower Network and saw how he could bring help to 100's, 1000's and even tens of 1,000's in a powerful way. Although all of us have different challenges, Chris saw believes the Empower Network WILL work for anyone... and CLICKING RIGHT HERE is how it starts!!!

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