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Disabled veterans hit the slopes at winter sports clinic

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Blind military veterans snowshoe up the mountainside with the help of instructors on March 28, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

More than 350 U.S. military veterans are taking part in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic held between March 25-30 in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The cliinic is co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Disabled American Veterans. It teaches winter sports with the aim to motivate veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, and neurological problems to heal both mentally and physically.

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Disabled military veteran Manuel Siquig skis down the mountainside on a mono-ski with the help of an instructor on March 28, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

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Disabled military veterans and instructors snowmobile along a tract of snow on March 29, 2012 at the T-Lazy 7 Ranch near Aspen, Colorado. Volunteers had trucked in snow for the event, due to weak snowfall this spring.

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Disabled veteran Jon Engles stands with his custom crutches on March 29, 2012 in Snowmass, Colorado.

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Disabled veterans collide during a sled hockey game on March 29, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado.

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U.S. secret service agents demonstrate self-defense techniques to disabled veterans on March 28, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

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Disabled veterans hit the dance floor at a rock show on March 28, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

 

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