US Navy to Host 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago
The announcement took place during the closing ceremony of the Army-hosted 2016 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Parker was joined on stage by Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command, who oversees the Navy’s wounded warrior program. To mark the announcement, Gen. Mark Milley, the Army’s chief of staff, passed the torch to Smith before competition flames in the cauldron were extinguished.
“Chicago has been home to many world-class events,” said Parker. “We are honored to work alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make next year’s games truly unforgettable for our wounded warrior athletes and those who support them.”
Chicago’s mayor announced that the city was eagerly anticipating next year’s DoD Warrior Games.
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