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Pentagon to host Warrior Games this summer at Quantico

QUANTICO, Va. — Wounded warriors from across the country will be converging on northern Virginia this summer for an Olympic-style competition.

The Pentagon announced Monday that it will host the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 at Marine Corps Base Quantico from June 19-28.

In previous years, the annual competition had been held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and run by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

About 200 athletes are expected to compete, representing teams from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy,Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command.

The competition is geared toward wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.

As the Warrior Games conclude, nearby Fairfax County will begin hosting the World Police and Fire Games, which draw 12,000 competitors from roughly 70 countries.

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