News and Highlights

Sports bring Air Force couple together, keep them apart
1st Lt. John Melcher of Fort Meade, Md., and his wife 2nd Lt. Annette Eichenberger Melcher of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, embrace at the Military World Games in MunGyeong, South Korea, last week after she ran the 800-meter final.  She finished 8th with a time of 2:07.61 on Oct. 5, 2015.
Oct. 20, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, South Korea -- Not even at the Military World Games could Air Force couple 1st. Lt. John Melcher and his wife 2nd Lt. Annette Eichenberger Melcher be stationed together.

USA wins first three para golds at CISM World Games
U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Browns shakes hands with Korean Track and Field Association Vice President Hwang Gu Hoon after receiving the gold medal for the 100-meter para dash at the CISM World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 5, 2015. Brown finished in 12.5 seconds and to his left is silver medalist Anandan Gunasekaren of India who finished in 12.55.
Oct. 9, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, South Korea - U.S. service members earned the first three gold medals presented for para-athletics at the Military World Games.

173rd Airborne Brigade sends two paratroopers to World Military Games
Cadet, now 1st Lt., Kyler Martin runs the 60-meter hurdles during an Army-Navy meet at the U.S Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 2013.
Sept. 10, 2015 - VICENZA, Italy — Two 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers have been selected to represent the U.S. military at the International Military Sports Council (CISM) World Military Games, to be held in Mungyeong, Korea, October 2015.


4 Oct

Women 800m Prelims

Caroline Jepleting (9th) 2:10.67

Annette Eichenberger (5th) 2:08.10 *Finals Q

Men's 100m Prelims

Anton Graphenreed (30th) 10.83

Parnelle Shands (40th) 11.12

Women's Shot Put Para Final

Elizabeth Wasil (1st) 6.46m

Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

Susan Tanui (6th) 10:42.69


Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1

Kyler Martin (4th) 14.33

Men's Long Jump Qualifying

Anthony Vassell 6.49m

Men's 100m Para Final (Class A)

Robert Brown (1st) 12.50

Men's 100m Para Final (Class B,C)

Elizabeth Wasil (6th) 21.12 *Competing against the men

Men's 100m Para Final (Class D)

Ivan Sears (1st) 16.25

Men's 400m Round 1

Dakota Porter (38th) 53.93

Ricardo Henry (32nd) 49.32

Women's 800m Final

Annette Eichenberger (8th) 2:07.61

6 Oct

Men's 5,000m Prelims

Ben Payne (2nd) 14:19.54 *Finals Q

Men's 1,500 Prelims

Dan Castle 3:49.96 *Finals Q

Emmanuel Bor 3:53.53

Women's 100m Prelims

La Tisha Moulds 12.73

Women's Triple Jump Final

Kassie Gurnell 12.17 (9th)

Women's 400m Hurdles Final

Danielle Todman 1:09.55 (7th)

7 Oct

Men's Shotput Para Final Class D

Ivan Sears 1st Place *****

Men's 200m Para Final Class D

Ivan Sears 1st Place *****


Men's 200m Prelims

Anthony Vassell 22.56 (7th)

Manuel Smith 22.38 (5th)

Women's 200m Prelims

La Tisha Moulds 26.32 (6th)

Men's 3000m Steeplechase Prelim

Hillary Bor (4th)

Women's Discus Throw Final

Paige Blackburn 49.39 (7th)

Women's 1500m Prelim

Morgan Mosby 4:25.11 (5th)

8 Oct

Men's 1500m Final

Daniel Castle 3:51.13 (9th)


Women's 1500m Final

Morgan Mosby 4:22.40 (7th)


Men's 1500m Para (Class D)

Ivan Sears 3"45.87 (1st) ******* GOLD

Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final

Hillary Bor 8:49.14 (8th)


Men's 5000m Final

Ben Payne 13:54.78 (7th)