The USABA Military Sports Program enhances the lives of disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces who are blind and visually impaired by accelerating their rehabilitation and reintegration back into their home communities. The mission of the USABA Military Sports Program is to provide sport, recreation, and physical activity opportunities for all disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces who are blind and visually impaired.
The Military Sports Program focuses on the existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Blind Rehabilitation Centers and is designed to enhance the ongoing rehabilitation programs at each of these facilities. USABA works with the Blind Rehabilitation Center staff and local community-based organizations to enhance, and in some cases develop and implement, ongoing recreation and sport program opportunities for veterans and active duty service members of all ages in an effort to improve the overall rehabilitation program. One such program, Operation Mission Vision, specifically designed for veterans and active duty service members who are blind and visually impaired was launched to help promote sport and physical activity. When a service member or veteran leaves a blind rehabilitation center, USABA wants to ensure that he or she is armed with enough information to take these learned skills and successfully integrate into their hometowns in order to continue to lead healthy lifestyles and to identify appropriate participants for local and regional competition.
USABA Sport Program Coordinator