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2018 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony

The 2018 Warrior Games opened Saturday, June 2 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The Warrior Games run through June 9. (Photos by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Special Operation Command's MSG George Vera looks up at his daughter Angela Vera, 11, alongside his cheering teammates during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Air Force and Marine Corps torch bearers hug before the torch is taken to the stage during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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United Kingdom's Darren Hardy walks to his seat during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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The Australian team walks down the ramp during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Navy staff member and retired Marine Paul Dashiell gets emotional during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Navy's Julie Dye, right, applauses alongside her teammates during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Commander of the Games Lt. General Gina Grosso of the U.S. Air Force waves the first official Warrior Games flag during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Daniel Holt, left, looks down at his son Harvey Holt, 4, alongside Michael Flannigan as he waves the flag celebrating the 100 years of the Royal Air Force during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The family came to celebrate and support their family, Lucy Holt and Grace Lewis-Flannigan, from England. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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The Army team walks in during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Boy Scout Daniel Rosen, right, 11, holds a salute during the national anthem as it's sung during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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A boy scout reaches forward to get his hand clapped by the SOCOM team during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Family and friends give the American Air Force a warm welcome during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Athena, a SOCOM service dog, relaxes during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Army's Julio Rodriguez, left, holds his two and a half year old daughter, Juliette Rodriguez-Bennett, next to teammate Lauren Jahn as she watches the sweet moment between teammate Chris McGinness and his son, Ace, 17 mo., with teammate Kenny Rodgers during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Air Force's Vincent Cavazos claps hands with a teammate during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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The Air Force Academy band plays during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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A member of the Air Force Academy band plays during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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A flag bearer stands attention during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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Ferlin Espinal, right, claps alongside his teammates and the other teams during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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A Wounded Warrior athlete smiles down the ramp at the cheering crowd during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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during the first opening ceremony of the 2018 Warrior Games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)

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