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Saturday, November 21, 2015

AF hosts, wins wounded warrior sitting volleyball tournament

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information, / Published November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force hosted a joint-service Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament Nov. 19 at the Pentagon Athletic Center, and the Air Force wounded warrior Airmen took home the trophy.

The tournament was part of the weeklong Warrior CARE Event, held primarily at Joint Base Andrews, where more than 75 wounded, ill or injured service members from different branches of the military competed in adaptive sports and various activities aimed at healing of the body and mind.

The Warrior CARE Event offered participants caregiver support, and recovering Airmen mentorship, training and adaptive and rehabilitative sports training. CARE stands for:

C - Caregiver Support Program

A - Adaptive and Rehabilitative Sports Program

R - Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program

E - Employment and Career Readiness Program

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