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    USSOCOM Announces 2019 DoD Warrior Games Team

    USSOCOM Care Coalition sports camp readies Warrior Games athletes

    Photo By Master Sgt. Barry Loo | Retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Tobaz Jr., a Care Coalition athlete,...... read more read more



    Story by Lt. Phillip Chitty 

    U.S. Special Operations Command

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Tampa, Fla. – Col. Cary Harbaugh, director of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition), is proud to announce the athletes who will represent “Team SOCOM” at the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games.

    USSOCOM is also the host of this year’s DoD Warrior Games, which will be held in Tampa, Florida and venues in the Tampa Bay area, June 21-30.

    The active duty and veteran athletes selected to represent Team SOCOM are:

    Active Duty:
    Staff Sgt. Jimmy Covas, U.S. Army
    Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, U.S. Air Force (Team Co-Captain)
    Staff Sgt. Stuart DiPaolo, U.S. Marine Corps
    Master Sgt. Christopher Donaldson, U.S. Army
    Chief Petty Officer Nolan Ellis, U.S. Navy
    Chief Petty Officer Phillip Fong, U.S. Navy
    Tech. Sgt. Zachary Hildebrand, U.S. Air Force
    Capt. Brian Hotchkiss, U.S. Army
    Sgt. 1st Class Brant Ireland, U.S. Army
    Lt. Col. Rhonda Keister, U.S. Army
    Master Sgt. Alfred Martinez, U.S. Army
    Staff Sgt. Lauren Montoya, U.S. Army
    Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Norman, U.S. Army
    Lt. Col. David O'Hearn, U.S. Army
    Cmdr. Clay Pendergrass, U.S. Navy (Team Captain)
    Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Rodela, U.S. Army
    Capt. Alec Ross, U.S. Army
    Chief Petty Officer Terry Scaife, U.S. Navy
    Petty Officer 1st Class David Terpstra, U.S. Navy
    Master Sgt. George Vera, U.S. Army
    Staff Sgt. Mario Webb, U.S. Air Force
    Maj. Adam Ziegler, U.S. Army

    Transitioning Active Duty:
    Vairon Caicedo-Ocampo, U.S. Army
    Jarrid Collins, U.S. Army
    Lee Harvey, U.S. Army
    Tiffany Hudgins, U.S. Marine Corps
    Jason Phillips, U.S. Army
    Henry Taylor, U.S. Army

    Jacob Anthony, U.S. Army
    Lance Borman, U.S. Army
    Steve Carmen, U.S. Army
    Travis Dunn, U.S. Army
    James Howard, U.S. Army
    Cory Remsburg, U.S. Army
    Rommel Siervo, U.S. Navy
    Isaiah Staley, U.S. Navy
    John Stanz, U.S. Marine Corps
    Chase Tanton, U.S. Army
    Stephen Toboz, U.S. Navy
    Leticia Vega, U.S. Marine Corps

    The DoD Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports. The Paralympic-style competition between teams of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and SOCOM has grown to new heights as it prepares to light the torch for the 10th time.

    Military Paralympic adaptive sports programs help wounded service members and veterans build strength and endurance and draw inspiration from their teammates. Participation in the Warrior Games represents the culmination of a service member’s involvement in an adaptive sports program and demonstrates the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.

    The mission of USSOCOM’s warrior care program is to provide wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces, veterans, and their families with advocacy after a life-altering trauma or illness to enhance their quality of life and strengthen SOF readiness.

    Learn more about the Warrior Games at DODWarriorGames.com.



    Date Taken: 04.02.2019
    Date Posted: 04.02.2019 15:53
    Story ID: 316684
    Location: TAMPA, FL, US 

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    USSOCOM Announces 2019 DoD Warrior Games Team