• National Veterans Wheelchair Games motivates first-time competitor

    Army Veteran Kristie Townsend is competing for the first time at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which has been shown her a whole new world of opportunity.

  • 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games swing into action

    VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) co-present the event, with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System hosting the 2021 Wheelchair Games—the world’s largest annual wheelchair sports event solely for Veterans. Veterans will be participating in 21 adaptive sports and recreational events in the “Big Apple” and at-home from their communities across the nation. The games mark a major milestone of 40 years of empowering the nation’s Veterans to live happy and healthy lives through adaptive sports and recreation.

  • Team relay makeover tests participants at Wheelchair Games

    From shot put grenades to laser tag shooting, new event will test athletes brute strength and military intel at the Wheelchair Games.

  • Paralyzed Marine pays it forward and stays ‘Oscar Mike’

    Noah Currier a Marine Corps Veteran who was paralyzed after getting home from Iraq, started Oscar Mike, an American-made apparel company and foundation.

  • Army Veteran applies the warrior spirit to wheelchair basketball

    Orlando Perez speaks about wheelchair basketball and how adaptive sports eventually took him to the slopes of Aspen for the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.

  • Watch the 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games streaming live from Orlando, Florida

    The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is co-presented by VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).  The games serve Veterans with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amputations and other central neurological impairments with the goal to increase their independence, healthy activity and quality of life through wheelchair sports and recreation.

  • The American Veteran: Veterans train for boxing in Brooklyn, the Forever GI Bill and stories of courage and sacrifice

    In this episode, we take you to a Brooklyn boxing ring, discuss the new Forever GI Bill and share with you stories of courage and a final tribute.

  • More than 3,000 volunteers needed for the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    More than 3,000 volunteers are needed in Orlando, Florida, to help with the events, transportation and countless other support roles necessary to make the National Veterans Wheelchair Games happen.

  • Applications accepted for 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications for […]

  • The American Veteran: Standup comedian back on his feet with VA’s help, Air Force family makes BBQ dreams reality

    VA’s quarterly half-hour video program highlights Veterans' stories, VA’s services and the benefits Veterans have earned.

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