U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Media Advisory – Sitting Volleyball Tournament

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November 13, 2014

Alexandria, VA – In commemoration of Warrior Care Month, the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command will host the Fourth Annual Sitting Volleyball Tournament. Adaptive sports and reconditioning activities, such as sitting volleyball, play a major role in the recovery and healing process of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers recovering at Warrior Transition Units (WTUs). Since 2008 Warrior Care Month is observed each November. This year’s theme is “Show of Strength.” Volleyball teams will be comprised of wounded, ill and injured service members from the Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, and Special Operations Command. A senior military leader exhibition game will precede the service competitions. A trophy will be awarded to the team winning the tournament. For a preview of what to expect watch the video at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct5_oVq5nH8

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Location: Pentagon Athletic Center.

10:00 - 12:00 Double elimination tournament
12:00 - 12:30 Opening ceremony
12:30 - 1:00 Senior leader exhibition game
1:00 - 2:30 Sitting volleyball tournament and closing remarks/trophy presentation

RSVP: Media are invited to attend all or parts of the event. Those wishing to participate should respond no later than noon, Wednesday, November 19, to Cynthia.L.Vaughan6.civ@mail.mil. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass should call (703) 697-2163 for assistance. Plan to arrive at the metro entrance no later than 45 minutes prior to the event you want to cover, have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification for security.

Military volleyball athletes, most of whom have medaled at Warrior Games, http://www.wtc.army.mil/warrior_games/warrior_games_2014.html#MID and Invictus, http://www.wtc.army.mil/invictus_games/invictus_games_2014.html will be available to interview during and following the tournament. When responding please advise on anticipated arrival time and if interviews with military athletes and/or other military leaders or other personnel are requested.

For more information on Warrior Transition Command, visit the WTC website, www.wtc.army.mil, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/armyWTC and join us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/armyWTC .