USO Warrior Week 2015 took place May 25th – May 31st in Virginia Beach, VA. The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, and the City of Virginia Beach, designed the event to bring all levels of skill and interest together in one location to create lasting and joyous family memories.
Warrior Week brings together physical, therapeutic, and recreational organizations from across the U.S., whose focus is on the rehabilitation of wounded service members. At this unique event, over 500 wounded service members and their families had the opportunity to participate in activities ranging from adaptive water skiing and kayaking, to deep sea fishing, horseback riding, surfing, racquetball, tennis, and more.
The event also gave the general public a chance to get a close up view of military tactical equipment such as the HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle), also known as the Humvee), trucks, amphibious vehicles, LCACs (Landing Craft Air Cushion), and shelters. Equipment was placed in the Military Village, on the sand, in downtown Virginia Beach for anyone who was interested in taking a tour. HDT supported Warrior Week by supplying a Base-X® Model 305 shelter and a Generator/ECU Trailer (GET) for display, and for USO-affiliated vendors operations, during the weekend. HDT also provided hard flooring that was used as a solid surface walkway on the sand, allowing those in wheelchairs to gain access to activities held on the beach and in the ocean.
Warrior Week was held in conjunction with the Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival which ran May 29th – May 31st. The Patriotic Festival celebrates the military at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three days of national touring artists’ concerts, military expos and displays. HDT supported the USO Chalet at the Patriotic Festival by again providing hard flooring for attendees to stand, walk, or roll wheelchairs while on the beach attending the concerts.
HDT’s sponsorship at USO Warrior Week is a great example of HDT corporate citizenship and our commitment to giving back to the community.
HDT Base-X Shelter, Generator/ECU Trailer System, and Flooring in use and on display at USO Warrior Week on Virginia Beach, VA.