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Team Navy’s Coast Guard men and women finish strong at the DoD Warrior Games

Krissy Esget

“This event was a huge step in my mental recovery which means more than any medal I could ever receive,” said Retired Petty Officer 3rd Class Krissy Esget. “I want to thank all of my coaches, my family and friends, and Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) – Safe Harbor for standing behind me. It showed me I’m not alone.”

Coast Guard nets bronze medal, sets sights on more

Warrior Games

Competition is underway for the three Coast Guard men and women competing on behalf of Team Navy at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The team includes retired, Reserve and Active Duty service members – from across the country – who are seriously wounded, ill and injured.

Representing the Coast Guard at the Warrior Games

Retired U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Sancho Johnson prepares to throws a shot put Nov. 15, 2012, during the first ever Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials at the Iolani School Kozuki Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wounded, ill and injured sailors and Coast Guardsman from across the country are going head-to-head in archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, and wheelchair basketball for one of 35 places on the 2013 Warrior Games Navy-Coast Guard team. Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth.

The Warrior Games bring together more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members from all branches of the U.S. military, as well as from international armed forces. The event includes competitions in archery, cycling, seated volleyball, shooting, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. The goal of the Warrior Games isn’t necessarily to identify the most skilled athletes, but rather to demonstrate the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.