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COVID-19 Mitigation Updates as of April 19, 2022:

Over the coming days and weeks you will be receiving additional information for planning a successful experience at this year’s NVWG – specifically for reserving your hotels and making travel. Formal confirmation packets will be mailed out June 1st. As you begin making plans, please review the following COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster requirements.

COVID-19 Playbook update for the 41st National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG), Tempe, AZ July 7-12, 2022. Below is an update on the vaccination and booster requirements to attend and participate in the upcoming NVWG. A formal COVID-19 NVWG Playbook will be published shortly with the details.

Vaccination Status:

All participants are required to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which means receiving all recommended COVID-19 vaccines including getting one booster dose when eligible. Participants include Veterans, VA and non-VA staff, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, caregivers and families attending the NVWG.

CDC recommendations for when to receive a booster dose:

  • 5 months after completing a primary 2 dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination series.
  • 5 months after completing a primary 2 dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series.
  • 2 months after completing a single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination.

Proof of Vaccination:

All participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination including a receipt of booster dose, if eligible.


  • All participants MUST have a negative test (antigen or PCR) 24-48hrs prior to arrival.
  • All participants are required to be antigen tested on arrival and daily.

Face Mask Requirement:

  • A well-fitting, approved face mask must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Only exception to face mask requirement will be for athletes while actively participating in competition on the field/court of play.

Registration is now open for the 41st National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The event will take place in Tempe, Arizona, July 7-12, 2022.

We encourage you to read the 2022 NVWG Event Guide (linked below).

Download 2022 NVWG Event Guide *

*Updates to Event Guide as of 3/11/22:

Schedule update:
For Wednesday, July 6, 2022: There will no longer be Early Registration, Early Classification or Early Air Guns Registration on this day.

Event Venues update – address corrections have been made. Please see Event Venues page for updated venues and addresses.

NVWG Registration update: Air Rifle now available as an atHOME event.
  1. Veterans can only participate in either the Air Rifle competition atHOME or in-person in Tempe. You cannot do both.
  2. In order to participate, a full NVWG registration must be completed.

See additional update to atHOME updates on this page.

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Hotel & Travel Information


Download 2022 NVWG Athlete Forms Packet

*includes Medical Form and Clearance, and Instructions


Download 2022 NVWG Coaches Forms Packet

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.


Volunteer registration is now open! Sign up today for a fun and fulfilling week supporting our nation’s disabled and paralyzed Veterans. Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer.