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An Air Force family member records during a swimming competition at the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 8, 2018.

An Air Force family member records during a swimming competition at the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 8, 2018. (Rusty Frank/U.S. Air Force)

An Air Force family member records during a swimming competition at the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 8, 2018.

An Air Force family member records during a swimming competition at the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 8, 2018. (Rusty Frank/U.S. Air Force)

Team Army shares it’s bronze medal sitting volleyball victory with retired Col. Kenneth Boyer, a Vietnam and Korea War veteran, during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 8, 2018.

Team Army shares it’s bronze medal sitting volleyball victory with retired Col. Kenneth Boyer, a Vietnam and Korea War veteran, during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 8, 2018. (EJ Hersom/U.S. Department of Defense)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Brant Ireland from Team SOCOM readies for the 50-meter race during the 2018 Warrior Games held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs June 8, 2018.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Brant Ireland from Team SOCOM readies for the 50-meter race during the 2018 Warrior Games held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs June 8, 2018. (Michael Bottoms/U.S. Special Operations Command)

Team Air Force Master Sgt. Kenneth Guinn sets a ball during the gold medal sitting volleyball round of the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 8, 2018. Navy won the gold.

Team Air Force Master Sgt. Kenneth Guinn sets a ball during the gold medal sitting volleyball round of the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 8, 2018. Navy won the gold. (EJ Hersom/U.S. Department of Defense)

Team SOCOM veteran Capt. James Howard finishes a race in the 2018 DoD Warrior Games swimming competition surrounded by supporters and competitors in the race at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 8, 2018.

Team SOCOM veteran Capt. James Howard finishes a race in the 2018 DoD Warrior Games swimming competition surrounded by supporters and competitors in the race at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 8, 2018. (EJ Hersom/U.S. Department of Defense)

SOCOM veteran Capt. James Howard is helped from the pool after swimming in the 100 meter freestyle event during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 8, 2018.  Howard, a quadriplegic, earned a gold medal in his category.

SOCOM veteran Capt. James Howard is helped from the pool after swimming in the 100 meter freestyle event during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 8, 2018. Howard, a quadriplegic, earned a gold medal in his category. (Roger L. Wollenberg/Defense Health Agency)

Team Navy celebrates their sitting volleyball championship win at the DoD Warrior Games, June 8, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Team Navy celebrates their sitting volleyball championship win at the DoD Warrior Games, June 8, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Stephen D. Schester/U.S. Air Force)

Navy Chief Petty Officer Tim Vaughn gets a lick from his service dog after competing in rowing during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 9, 2018.

Navy Chief Petty Officer Tim Vaughn gets a lick from his service dog after competing in rowing during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 9, 2018. (Roger L. Wollenberg/Defense Health Agency)

Army 1st Sgt, Jarrid Collins from Team SOCOM rests before the indoor rowing competition during the 2018 Warrior Games held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs June 9, 2018.

Army 1st Sgt, Jarrid Collins from Team SOCOM rests before the indoor rowing competition during the 2018 Warrior Games held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs June 9, 2018. (Michael Bottoms/U.S. Special Operations Command)

Team Air Force huddles together to show each support after winning the silver medal in the sitting volleyball finals at the DoD Warrior Games, June 8, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Team Air Force huddles together to show each support after winning the silver medal in the sitting volleyball finals at the DoD Warrior Games, June 8, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Stephen D. Schester/U.S. Air Force)

Team Air Force Master Sgt. Lisa Goad powers a hand cycle during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games time trials competition at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 6, 2018.

Team Air Force Master Sgt. Lisa Goad powers a hand cycle during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games time trials competition at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 6, 2018. (EJ Hersom/U.S. Department of Defense)

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Esther Stevenson looks to score during a pickup game of sled hockey during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 7, 2018.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Esther Stevenson looks to score during a pickup game of sled hockey during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 7, 2018. (Roger L. Wollenberg/Defense Health Agency)

The Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are displayed during the DoD Warrior Games archery competition, June 7, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are displayed during the DoD Warrior Games archery competition, June 7, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Carlin Leslie/U.S. Air Force photo)

Team Air Force member Brett Campfield competes in the Department of Defense Warrior Games archery competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 7, 2018.

Team Air Force member Brett Campfield competes in the Department of Defense Warrior Games archery competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 7, 2018. (Rusty Frank/U.S. Air Force)

Capt. Hunter Barnhill meets 9-year-old Charli Butler during the 2018 Warrior Games. Barnhill was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 30 and Charli was diagnosed when she was 5 weeks old, but is now in remission. Barnhill said, "I'm rowing for Charli, my passion for fighting has be re-kindled."

Capt. Hunter Barnhill meets 9-year-old Charli Butler during the 2018 Warrior Games. Barnhill was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 30 and Charli was diagnosed when she was 5 weeks old, but is now in remission. Barnhill said, "I'm rowing for Charli, my passion for fighting has be re-kindled." (David Long/U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Charles Dane of Team Marine Corps fires an arrow during the DoD Warrior Games archery competition, June 7, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Charles Dane of Team Marine Corps fires an arrow during the DoD Warrior Games archery competition, June 7, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Carlin Leslie/U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Army Capt. Alex Wilson (left), a Team Army athlete, participates in the archery competition, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 7, 2018.

U.S. Army Capt. Alex Wilson (left), a Team Army athlete, participates in the archery competition, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 7, 2018. (Kalie Frantz/U.S. Army)

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