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Air Force 2nd lt. Charmaine Clark of Robbins AFB, Ga. is presented All-Tournament Team honors by Navy Capt. David Yoder, Commander of Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Elite U.S. military basketball players from around the world compete for dominance at Naval Station Mayport during the 2019 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Basketball Championship. Army, Marine Corps, Navy (with Coast Guard) and Air Force teams square off at the annual event which features double round-robin action, followed by championship and consolation games to crown the best players in the military. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gulianna Dunn/RELEASED)
June 10, 2019 - Another balmy week in Florida means that a lot of people are finding ways to cool down, but there is a group of service members heating up the area surrounding Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida. Standing just outside of the base gymnasium, the atmosphere has grown tense as the desire to win pulsates through every, single player of the Armed Forces Basketball men’s and women’s teams. 

Mayport Opens 2019 Armed Forces Basketball Championship
Navy Lt.j.g. Grant Vemeer, from Mountain View, Cali., performs a jump shot to score during a game against the U.S. Marine Corps basketball team. Elite U.S. military basketball players from around the world compete for dominance at Naval Station Mayport during the 2019 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Basketball Championship. Army, Marine Corps, Navy (with Coast Guard) and Air Force teams square off at the annual event which features double round-robin action, followed by championship and consolation games to crown the best players in the military. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gulianna Dunn/RELEASED). 190602-N-RE636-0372.JPG
June 4, 2019 - What happens to a hoop dream deferred? Does it dry it up like a raisin in the sun? In this case, it finds a new approach by ascending the basketball ranks from unit intramural, varsity and then Armed Forces Basketball.

Air Force Men and Army Women dominate 2019 Armed Forces Golf
Air Force Capt Kyle Westmoreland, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. wins gold as top golfers from around the military compete for gold during the 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship held at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona from May 15-18.
May 20, 2019 - In a shear display of dominance, Air Force men seized the top five positions as Army women won with a 54-stroke lead during the 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship held at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona from May 15-18. 

Luke Air Force Base opens 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship
Top golfers from around the Armed Forces converged at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course aboard Luke Air Force Base, Arizona for the 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship from May 15-18.
May 16, 2019 - Top golfers from around the Armed Forces converged at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course aboard Luke Air Force Base, Arizona for the 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship from May 15-18. 

Qualifying Standards for CISM Military World Games
Sgt. Elizabeth Wasil carries the U.S. flag into the opening ceremony of the CISM World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2015. About 165 athletes and coaches follow behind her.
April 26, 2019 - The application period continues for the upcoming Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games hosted in Wuhan, China from October 18-28, 2019.

ARMY ENDS AIR FORCE REIGN OVER AFS MEN’S SOCCER TOURNAMENT
NAVAL STATION EVERETT, Wash.  (April 20, 2019) Army wins the 2019 Armed Forces Men's Soccer Championship held at Naval Station Everett, Wash. from 14-20 April, featuring Service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy (including Coast Guard) and Air Force. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Ian Carver/Released)
April 23, 2019 - In the final minute of the Armed Forces Sports (AFS) Men’s Soccer Championship match Army scored the go-ahead goal to end Air Force’s two-year reign of the tournament by a score of 2-1.

Air Force Men and Women soar past competition to win 2019 Volleyball Gold
FORT BRAGG, N.C. –  Airman 1st Class Tyson Wilcock of Travel AFB, Calif. gets air as he pushes the ball over Army's block. Elite U.S. military volleyball players from around the world compete for dominance at Fort Bragg's Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center March 6-8, 2019 to determine the best of the best at the 2019 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship. Army, Navy (with Coast Guard) and Air Force teams squared off at the annual AFVC through three days of round-robin competition, to eventually crown the best men and women volleyball players in the military. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class John Benson (Released)
March 8, 2019 - Air Force Men and Women dominate the competition to bring home the gold during the 2019 Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Championship at the Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center here at Fort Bragg, N.C. March 6-8.

Air Force Men and Women go undefeated in round one of Armed Forces Volleyball Championship
FORT BRAGG, N.C. –  Air Force 1st Lt. Kekaiku'imauloa Nu'uhiwa of Los Angeles AFB, Calif. executes a set during their competition versus Navy.  Elite U.S. military volleyball players from around the world compete for dominance at Fort Bragg's Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center March 6-8, 2019 to determine the best of the best at the 2019 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship. Army, Navy (with Coast Guard) and Air Force teams squared off at the annual AFVC through three days of round-robin competition, to eventually crown the best men and women volleyball players in the military. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class John Benson (Released)
March 7, 2019 - Looking for their fourth and third straight titles respectively, the Air Force Men and Women’s Volleyball team went undefeated during the opening round of the 2019 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship at Fort Bragg’s Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center in North Carolina.

U.S. Army carries on tradition of brotherhood in 18th-straight win at Armed Forces Championship
18. That is how many consecutive times U.S. Army has defeated the U.S. Marine Corps in the Armed Forces Championships. (Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class JE Veal)
Feb. 27, 2019 - 18. That is how many consecutive times U.S. Army has defeated the U.S. Marine Corps in the Armed Forces Championships.

Army takes down the Marines with a clutch effort, 33-9, to win 18th straight Armed Forces freestyle title.
SPC Leslie Fuenffinger of the Army scores a powerful takedown of 1stLt Colton Rasche of Marines at 60 kg.  2019 Armed Forces Wrestling Championship held at the Soto Physical Fitness Center at Fort Bliss, Texas from 23-24 February featuring the top wrestlers in the United States from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.  (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class J.E. Veal)
Feb. 24, 2019 - Now that the U.S. Army has extended its winning streak at the Armed Forces Championships to 18 straight years with their freestyle title on Sunday, you might think that this has become routine and maybe even taken for granted. That, however, is not even close to the truth.

Army starts out strong to beat the Marines, 32-10 to claim 18th straight Armed Forces Greco-Roman title
Hayden Tuma launches Xavier Johnson at 63 kg in the Army vs. Marines battle.  The 2019 Armed Forces Wrestling Championship held at the Soto Physical Fitness Center at Fort Bliss, Texas from 23-24 February featuring the top wrestlers in the United States from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.  (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class J.E. Veal)
Feb. 23, 2019 - As expected, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps earned the right to battle for the Greco-Roman team title at the Armed Forces Championships. Both teams had won every single match of their first two dual meets, setting up a showdown for the title.

Armed Forces Sports conducts 300th Inter-Service Council Meeting
Endurance and perseverance are both characteristics of outstanding athletes. On Jan. 18, 2019, Armed Forces Sports – the program that serves between 800-1000 U.S. military athletes annually – showed its endurance and perseverance as an organization by conducting its 300th council meeting. Pictured from left to right: (Back Row) Mr. Jim Medley (USMC Sports); Mr. James Senn (Navy Sports); Mr. Steven Dinote (Armed Forces Sports Coucil Secretariat); Ms. Kristen McManus (OSD); (Seated) Mr. Kenneth Hedgecock (USMC Sports); Mr. Edward Cannon (SES) (Council Chairman); Col Caryn Kirkpatrick (USAF Representative).  Not pictured, but attending via teleconference:  (Mr. Paul Burk (SES) - Army; Mr. Darrell Manuel (Army Sports); Mr. John Patten (Army BRD); Mr. Steven Rosso (Legal Advisor); Mr. Steve Brown (USAF Sports); CW)3 Mark Durning (USCG Sports)
Feb. 15, 2019 - WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – Endurance and perseverance are both characteristics of outstanding athletes. On Jan. 18, 2019, Armed Forces Sports – the program that serves between 800-1000 U.S. military athletes annually – showed its endurance and perseverance as an organization by conducting its 300th council meeting.

Bor brothers lead Army to Cross Country championship
From left, Army Sgt. Hillary Bor, Army Sgt. Leonard Korir, and Army Sgt. Emmanuel Bor stand on an awards stage with their medals after placing the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the USA Track and Field Cross Country Championship in Tallahassee, Fl. Feb. 2, 2019. The sergeants finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd  in the 2019 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship which ran simultaneously with the USATF event. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Feb. 4, 2019 - Sgt. Emmanuel Bor led the Army men’s team to gold in the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship Feb. 2 and said he was motivated by running with his younger brother and Olympian, Staff Sgt. Hillary Bor, who finished third.

SHAPE IBT teams build camaraderie through a shared passion for playing sports
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Derick Sumpter, a player from the U.S. team, shoots during the first day of the SHAPE International Basketball Tournament Nov. 26, 2018, at SHAPE, Belgium. (Photo Credit: Christophe Morel)
Dec. 3, 2018 - During the last week of November, SHAPE was the place to be for basketball fans. From Nov. 26 to Dec. 1, 15 teams, comprised of active-duty military members of NATO nations, competed to win the 53rd Annual SHAPE International Basketball Tournament, or SHAPE IBT.

Five things you should know about the 53rd SHAPE International Basketball Tournament
United States Armed Forces Basketball Team member Derell Henderson shoots over Belgian Team’s defense in the first game of the 2018 SHAPE International Basketball Tournament, Belgium, November 26, 2018. The annual event brings together teams from around the world for friendly competition and partnership at a prominent NATO installation.(U.S. Air Force photo by Broadcast Journalist Senior Airman Hannah Malone) — at Shape Sports & Fitness Centre.
Nov. 29, 2018 - From Nov. 26 to Dec. 1, 15 teams will compete to win the 53rd annual SHAPE International Basketball Tournament. Here are five things to know about the event.

Navy men, Air Force women earn gold in Armed Forces marathon competition
The 2018 Armed Forces Marathon Championship held in conjunction with the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on October 28, featuring service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Oct. 29, 2018 - Navy lieutenant Patrick Hearn and Army first lieutenant Lindsay Gabow finished today’s 43rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon as the top male and female Armed Forces team runners, respectively.

Marine Corps Dominate for Gold at 2018 Armed Forces Softball Championship
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Marines celebrate their first gold medal victory since 2000 as elite military softball players from around the Department of Defense compete to crown this year's best during the 2018 Men's Armed Forces Softball Championship held at NAS Pensacola, Fla. from September 18-22.  Teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and athletes from the Coast Guard competing with the Navy compete in a three-day tournament to determine the champion.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jerine Lee/Released)
Sept. 25, 2018 - There wasn’t a dry eye in the wave of emotions as the Men’s Marine Corps Softball team shocked the world winning gold in 18 years at the Armed Forces Men’s Softball Championship held here at Barrancas Ball Fields, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 20-22.

USA Women win back-to-back golf golds; Men capture CISM Silver
US Women win back-to-back gold medals in the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship hosted by the German Armed Forces in Warendorf, Germany August 26 to September 2.  Military golfers from around the world compete for gold.
Sept. 7, 2018 - On top of the podium once again, the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Golf team dominated the competition for their second straight gold with the U.S. men registering a solid performance to earn silver behind team Germany at the 12th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship at the Münster Tinnen Golf Club in Münster, Germany from August 26 to September 2.

Hospital Corpsman finds Home in Rugby
GLENDALE, Colo. – Navy Hospital Corpsman Cyprian Shimenga of Portsmouth, Va. stands if front of the pitch at 2018 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship at Infinity Park, home of Rugbytown USA (Glendale, Colo.), Aug. 24-26, 2018. All Five Service branches are represented individually to compete in the 7th annual head-to-head competition. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Caswell (Released).
Aug. 29, 2018 - Hospital Corpsman Cyprian Shimenga of NMC Portsmouth, Va. has played rugby since he was a teenager, from growing up in Kenya, to graduating from West Virginia University. Rugby is still constant in his life as he represents the U.S. Navy on the All Navy Rugby Team.

U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Softball Team Capture second straight silver at USA Nationals
The U.S. Armed Forces Women's Softball Team competes in the 2018 USA Softball National Women's Open Slow Pitch Championship at WVO Softball Complex in Portland, Ore. from August 24-26.  (Photo by Mr. Michael Richardson, Head Coach - Released)
Aug. 28, 2018 - The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Softball Team reached the finals once again and earned silver at the 2018 USA Softball National Women’s Open Championship at the WVO Softball Complex in Portland, Ore. on August 26.