Airmen brought home 87 total medals, including 23 first-place golds, during the 2015 Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Airmen also won 39 silver medals and 25 bronze medals. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James tweeted on Monday that she was “so proud” of Team Air Force for its showing at the games. Some 250 warrior athletes from the United States and Britain competed in events including cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, archery, shooting, field events, and swimming during the games, which
began on June 19 and concluded on June 28. The Army team won the most medals with 162 (69 gold, 52 silver, and 41 bronze), followed by the Marine Corps with 105 (47, 37, 21), Air Force with 87, British armed forces with 85 (42, 20, 23), US Special Operations Command with 45 (13, 17, 15), and Navy/Coast Guard with 43 (12, 12, 19). (See DOD’s Warrior Games
Daily Report: Read the day's top news on the US Air Force, airpower, and national security issues.
The next Daily Report will be Tuesday, May 29 due to the Memorial Day holiday.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act, released by the committee late Thursday, would provide for $715.9 billion in spending, according to a summary produced by the committee.
Tweets by @AirForceMag