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Video Story: Paralympians share goals, triumphs with Team Kadena

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  • By Airman 1st Class John Archiquette
  • 18th Wing Public Affairs
Among the 85 U.S. Paralympic Track and Field and Swim team athletes training at Kadena Air Base in preparation for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, five have a special tie to the U.S. military. All five athletes have served in the Armed Forces during their lives, three in the Army, one in the Marine Corps and one who is still on active-duty status with the Navy. 

Some of these athletes took time out of their busy training schedules for a panel discussion with nearly 200 Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors Aug. 27 at the Rocker NCO Club. The athletes shared their stories and encouraged their fellow service members to remember why they serve their country. 

To view the video for this story, click here.