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Scott hosts Air Force Wounded Warrior Care event

Wounded warrior serves volleyball.

Quinn Harrington, Air Force Wounded Warrior, serves the volleyball during a practice session Aug. 20, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Sitting volleyball runs at a faster pace than normal volleyball due to the smaller field of play. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Erwin)

Wounded Warrior bench presses.

Rob Hufford, Air Force Wounded Warrior powerlifting coach, demonstrates proper breathing technique for participants, Aug. 19. 2019 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Hufford mentioned that contrary to what some believe, the best method is to tense core muscles and to exhale at the end of each repetition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Garcia)

wounded warrior cycles.

Josh Roberts, Air Force Wounded Warrior wheelchair track coach, teaches a program participant proper posture and technique for racing wheelchairs, Aug. 19, 2019 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Roberts also discussed gripping techniques and the practicality of the gloves for rolling the wheels (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Garcia)

Wounded Warrior Strikes volleyball.

Harry McClure, a U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior, practices striking a volleyball over the net at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 19, 2019. In sitting volleyball each player must have a part of their bottom on the ground at all times, making it difficult to strike over the 3 foot high net. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

Wounded Warriors practice basketball drills

During the Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event, warriors strengthen their wheelchair basketball skills by practicing different drills at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 19, 2019. Scott AFB participated in the event by hosting the 120 warriors and caregivers as well as garnering over 150 volunteers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

Wounded Warrior swims underwater.

John Harrison, a competitor with the Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event swims underwater during a training session during a breakout session for swimming at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 19, 2019. During this portion of the AFW2 CARE Event, Harrison practices various swimming techniques and managing buoyancy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Solomon Cook)

Wounded warrior recieves swimming instructions.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jadrian Kirkland, Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event competitor, listens to instructions during swimming training during a breakout session for the event at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 19, 2019. While the week-long event took place at Scott, competitors practice various sporting events from archery to volleyball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Solomon Cook)

Wounded warrior aims arrow.

An Air Force Wounded Warrior aims an arrow at his target during the Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 21, 2019. Archery is one of the many adaptive sports the warriors participated in during the event. The variety of sports played encourages the Airmen to continue to strive for physical fitness and find healthy ways of coping. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

Wounded Warrior shoots basketball.

Michael Nalley, Air Force Wounded Warrior, shoots the basketball Aug. 20, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Volunteers from Scott AFB teamed up with the Wounded Warrior athletes for the practice session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Erwin)

Wounded warriors play volleyball.
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Participants in a sitting volleyball practice await a serve during a practice session Aug. 20, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The participants learned from the Air Force Wounded Warrior coaching staff the basic fundamentals before scrimmaging with the Wounded Warrior athletes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Erwin)

 Scott Air Force Base hosted a Air Force Wounded Warrior Care event Aug. 16- 23, 2019. During the event, wounded warriors competed in various events including cycling, powerlifting, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball and volleyball.The events are a way to connect the warriors in a fun and competed way.