Pacific Regional Trials 2017
The Tripler Army Medical Center Soldier Recovery Unit, known as the SRU, hosted Pacific Regional Trials 2017, a wounded warrior sports competition, Nov. 6-11, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
More than 80 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from across the Pacific region came together to compete in eight adaptive sporting events and for a chance to progress to the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games.
Wounded, ill and injured service members in transition at all warrior transition units are indoctrinated into Warrior Games events as part of their adaptive rehabilitation program. The Pacific Regional Trials military athletes are recruited from within their respective warrior transition unit. Service member athletes regularly attend either regional trials, sister service (Air Force, Navy, etc. camps and clinics and other wounded warrior competitions. Veteran participants from Hawaii are being recruited and vetted through Army wounded warrior advocates based out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The sports are adapted in various ways to accommodate a variety of conditions and abilities, from physical injuries, such as amputations and visual impairments, to psychological conditions, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.