Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Warrior Games Family Program looks forward to hosting you at Warrior Games 2017.  The FAQs below provide helpful answers to make your trip easier and more enjoyable.  We are proud to support the families of our wounded, ill and injured service members.


Q: What is Warrior Games?

A: The Department of the Navy, in partnership with the city of Chicago, will host the annual Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games from June 30 – July 8, 2017. The Warrior Games are a multi-sport competition with 250+ wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans participating from all service branches. Military service teams will compete in 8 individual and team sports, including archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, wheelchair basketball, track, and field.

Adaptive sports and athletic reconditioning activities play a fundamental role in recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of service members back to their units, or as they transition into the civilian environment.


Q: What is Warrior Games Family Program?

A: The Warrior Games Family Program supports families attending Warrior Games by providing two family members per athlete with: round trip flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, lodging at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, transportation to/from sporting venues, official credentials, meals, and spirit gear.


Q: Who is eligible to apply for Warrior Games Family Program?

A: Families of service members or veterans participating at the Warrior Games are eligible to apply.


Q: How do I apply for Warrior Games Family Program?

A: Once the service member or veteran athlete has been selected to attend the Warrior Games, please contact your military liaison for details on the Warrior Games Family Program.


Q: Where will the Warrior Games be held?

A: The Warrior Games are located in a new location every year. The 2017 Warrior Games will be held in Chicago, IL


Q: When will the Warrior Games be held?

A: The Warrior Games will start on June 30th, 2017 and run until July 8th, 2017. Families will arrive on June 30th, 2017 and depart on July 9th, 2017.


Q:  How do I access & download photos from the Warrior Games Family Program?

A:  Fisher House Foundation is putting together digital online photo albums from this week for you to enjoy. Please find below information on downloading any of the photos you’d like. Wishing you and your family a week of happiness, success and fun!

For detailed instructions on accessing & downloading photos, please click here or download a pdf of instructions by clicking below.


Q: Who is hosting this year’s Warrior Games?

A: The United States Navy is hosting the 2017 Warrior Games.


Q: What are the venues to be used for the 2017 Warrior Games?

A:  The following venues will be used for the 2017 Warrior Games.

  1. McCormick Place – Lakeside Center (Archery, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball)
  2. Soldier Field (Opening Ceremony, Field Competition)
  3. Lane Tech Academy (Track Competition)
  4. Museum Campus (Cycling)
  5. United Center (Medal Games for Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball)
  6. University of Illinois at Chicago (Swimming)
  7. Navy Pier (Closing Ceremony)

Q: Where is the lodging for the Warrior Games Family Program?

A: The Warrior Games Family Program lodging is at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Downtown Chicago, Il.


Q:  What transportation arrangements are there for getting to & from the airport?

Arrival at O’Hare International Airport (ORD):
Warrior Games Staff and volunteer personnel will greet family members at O’Hare International Airport (ORD), and assist them in their transportation via bus to the designated family hotel.

Departure at O’Hare International Airport (ORD):
Warrior Games  and volunteer personnel will assist family members at the family hotel in their transport to ORD.  The bus service will start running at 3:30 a.m. from the host hotel.  Buses will run hourly until all family members have departed.


Q:  What transportation arrangements are there for getting to & from Warrior Games and Special Events?

Buses will begin running one hour prior to designated start times, and stop thirty minutes after event completions. During these events, buses will depart both the hotel and the respective venue every hour.  Buses will not transport family members to practices.


Download Warrior Games Family Program FAQs

To download a convenient, printable PDF of the list of the Warrior Games Family Program FAQs, click on the link below:


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Website: http://warriorgamesfamilyprogram.org

About The Warrior Games Family Program

Proudly supporting our service member and their families. Your perseverance and dedication is our inspiration. Thank you to our Family Program supporters who's generous support has made it possible for each athlete to have have two family members or guests attend the 2017 Warrior Games.
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