Almost 100 warrior athletes, both active-duty and retired, representing warrior transition units throughout the region will compete in sporting events Nov. 2 through 6, for a chance to represent the U.S. Army at Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 2016, at West Point, New York.
Wounded, ill or injured Soldiers, also known as Soldiers in transition, will compete in seven events, including cycling, shooting, archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and numerous track and field events.
Following the regional trials, athletes will be selected to represent Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional), Feb. 26 to March 11, 2016, at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Following the Army trials, athletes will be chosen to represent the Army against other service teams as well as U.S. Special Operations Command and British armed forces at West Point.
The schedule of events is as follows: Monday, archery, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Building 5460; Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon, shooting, Building 5460 and 1 to 4 p.m., sitting volleyball at Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, cycling, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office track and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., wheelchair basketball at Ritz-Epps PFC; Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., track and field, Reid Ross Stadium; Nov. 6, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., swimming, Tucker Indoor Pool.
All events are open to the public.