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2014 Warrior Games kick off

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Marine Cpl. Jorge Salazar hands the torch to Retired Navy Chief Yeoman Sharona Young during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sunday, September 28, 2014.(Mike Morones/Staff) The 2014 Warrior Games kicked off on Sunday at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with over 200 athletes from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command marching into the gymnasium followed by each representatives from each service branch passing a torch through the room.

Marine Cpl. Jorge Salazar hands the torch to Retired Navy Chief Yeoman Sharona Young during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sunday, September 28, 2014.(Mike Morones/Staff)
The 2014 Warrior Games kicked off on Sunday at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with over 200 athletes from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command marching into the gymnasium followed by each representatives from each service branch passing a torch through the room.

Click here for more photos from day 1 of the 2014 Warrior Games.

2014 Warrior Games kick off

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Retired Staff Sgt. Steven Malits celebrates a point over Army in Air Force's first sitting volleyball match of the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on Sunday, September 28, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff) The 2014 Warrior Games kicked off on Sunday at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with over 200 athletes from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command marching into the gymnasium followed by each representatives from each service branch passing a torch through the room.

Retired Staff Sgt. Steven Malits celebrates a point over Army in Air Force’s first sitting volleyball match of the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on Sunday, September 28, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)
The 2014 Warrior Games kicked off on Sunday at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with over 200 athletes from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command marching into the gymnasium followed by each representatives from each service branch passing a torch through the room.

Click here for more photos from Day 1 of the 2014 Warrior Games

Airstrikes in Syria

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A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq early in the morning of Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq early in the morning of Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

Training at Fort Carson

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Spc. Melissa Evalle, left, and Spc. Gabriel Torres battle the wind and dirt as a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk flies lower so they can attach a load of supplies to the bird Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during training at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. The soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have been training down range for the last two week.s   (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Spc. Melissa Evalle, left, and Spc. Gabriel Torres battle the wind and dirt as a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk flies lower so they can attach a load of supplies to the bird Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during training at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. The soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have been training down range for the last two week.s (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Remembering a hero

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A Vietnam Veterans Memorial docent makes a rubbing for the family of Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor last week.  Sloat distinguished himself while serving as a machine gunner with the 1st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of Jan. 17, 1970, Sloat's squad moved up a hill in file formation, when the lead Soldier tripped a wire attached to a hand grenade booby-trap, set up by enemy forces. When the grenade rolled down the hill toward Sloat, he picked up the grenade to throw it away from his fellow Soldiers. After initially attempting to throw the grenade, Sloat realized that detonation was imminent, and that two or three men near him would be killed or seriously injured if he couldn't shield them from the blast. In an instant, Sloat chose to draw the grenade to his body, shielding his squad members from the blast, and saving their lives. He was killed in action Jan. 17, 1970, a month before his 21st birthday. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)

A Vietnam Veterans Memorial docent makes a rubbing for the family of Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor last week. Sloat distinguished himself while serving as a machine gunner with the 1st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of Jan. 17, 1970, Sloat’s squad moved up a hill in file formation, when the lead Soldier tripped a wire attached to a hand grenade booby-trap, set up by enemy forces. When the grenade rolled down the hill toward Sloat, he picked up the grenade to throw it away from his fellow Soldiers. After initially attempting to throw the grenade, Sloat realized that detonation was imminent, and that two or three men near him would be killed or seriously injured if he couldn’t shield them from the blast. In an instant, Sloat chose to draw the grenade to his body, shielding his squad members from the blast, and saving their lives. He was killed in action Jan. 17, 1970, a month before his 21st birthday. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)

 

President awards MOH to two Vietnam War Soldiers

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins (L) during an East Room ceremony at the White House September 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Then-Sergeant First Class Adkins was awarded with the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat operations at Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, on March 9 through March 12, 1966 while serving as an Intelligence Sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins (L) during an East Room ceremony at the White House September 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Then-Sergeant First Class Adkins was awarded with the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat operations at Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, on March 9 through March 12, 1966 while serving as an Intelligence Sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama applauds at right after presenting the Medal of Honor for Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat to his brother William Sloat, left, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept., 15, 2014. Donald P. Sloat of Coweta, Okla., was killed in action on Jan. 17, 1970, at age 20. While on patrol, a soldier in his squad triggered a hand grenade trap that had been placed in their path by enemy forces. According to the White House, Sloat picked up the live grenade, initially to throw it away. When he realized it was about to detonate, he shielded the blast with his own body in order to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama applauds at right after presenting the Medal of Honor for Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat to his brother William Sloat, left, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept., 15, 2014. Donald P. Sloat of Coweta, Okla., was killed in action on Jan. 17, 1970, at age 20. While on patrol, a soldier in his squad triggered a hand grenade trap that had been placed in their path by enemy forces. According to the White House, Sloat picked up the live grenade, initially to throw it away. When he realized it was about to detonate, he shielded the blast with his own body in order to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Combined 9/11 Commemoration

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For the first time, all branches of the U.S. military and Canadian forces held a combined 9/11 Commemoration at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station outside the gates of the underground Cheyenne Operation Center. Wreaths were placed at the 9/11 memorial at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The memorial includes a piece of the World Trade Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

For the first time, all branches of the U.S. military and Canadian forces held a combined 9/11 Commemoration at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station outside the gates of the underground Cheyenne Operation Center. Wreaths were placed at the 9/11 memorial at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The memorial includes a piece of the World Trade Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

On the sidelines for Army

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Cadets cheer for the Army Black Knights as they play the Buffalo Bulls during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Cadets cheer for the Army Black Knights as they play the Buffalo Bulls during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno watches the time clock as Army plays Buffalo during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Army won 47-39. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno watches the time clock as Army plays Buffalo during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Army won 47-39. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

MALUS AMPHEX 14

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Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and members of the Malaysian Armed Forces engage role-playing hostiles during a combined company-sized amphibious assault conducted between the forces as part of Malaysia-United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 Sept. 2. MALUS AMPHEX 14, Marines with the 11th MEU conduct partnered training with the Malaysian Armed Forces including shipboard familiarization, medical and dental training and weapons familiarization. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/Released)

Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and members of the Malaysian Armed Forces engage role-playing hostiles during a combined company-sized amphibious assault conducted between the forces as part of Malaysia-United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 Sept. 2. MALUS AMPHEX 14, Marines with the 11th MEU conduct partnered training with the Malaysian Armed Forces including shipboard familiarization, medical and dental training and weapons familiarization. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/Released)

Matthew Leggett laid to rest

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A caisson team from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carries the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Leggett, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, was killed in Kabul on August 20, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A caisson team from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carries the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Leggett, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, was killed in Kabul on August 20, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Soldiers with an honor guard from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carry the cremated remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Soldiers with an honor guard from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carry the cremated remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)