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Army men repeat, Navy women get redemption winning gold at Armed Forces Basketball
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 07, 2017) - U.S. Army Capt. Ella Ellis, assigned to Fort Sill, Okla. gets ready to strike during Army's win over Air Force during the Armed Forces Basketball Championship Game. The 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship is held at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base from 1-7 November. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Frost/Released)
Nov. 8, 2017 - The week-long Armed Forces Basketball Championship concluded at the Chaparral Fitness Center on Lackland Air Force Base, Nov. 07. Men’s and women’s teams from all branches of the military played a double round robin ending with the ¬¬¬Army men and Navy women taking home the gold.

Warriors on the Court
U.S. Army Sgt. Donita Adams, serving with the Maryland National Guard, one of the returning players from 2016.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Emiline Senn/Released)
Nov. 6, 2017 - Service members from every branch of the U.S. military are competing for gold at the 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship from 1-7 November at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Day five of Armed Forces Basketball doesn't disappoint
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 05, 2017) - U.S. Army Capt. Ella Ellis, assigned to Fort Sill, Okla., attempts a pass during a basketball game. The 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship is held at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base from 1-7 November. The best two teams during the double round robin will face each other for the 2017 Armed Forces crown. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Frost/Released)
Nov. 6, 2017 - Second round of the 2017 Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship continues as Navy and Army locked on a spot in the women’s championship game, and Army men guaranteed their return to big show at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas on November 5th.

Air Force women and Navy men provide upsets in day 5 of Armed Forces Basketball
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 04, 2017) - U.S. Navy Seaman Danika Dale, assigned to VUP-19, Point Magu, Calif., avoids a steal from U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Apiphany Woods, assigned to Moody AFB, during a basketball game. The 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship is held at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base from 1-7 November. The best two teams during the double round robin will face each other for the 2017 Armed Forces crown. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Frost/Released)
Nov. 5, 2017 - Second round of the 2017 Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship kicked off on 4 November at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Air Force women and Navy men provided the upsets, as Army swept both men and women games against Marine Corps.

Navy women go undefeated in round one; three-way tie for men's first in 2017 Armed Forces basketball
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 03, 2017) - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Shynisha Johnson, assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), drives the ball during a basketball game. The 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship is held at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base from 1-7 November. The best two teams during the double round robin will face each other for the 2017 Armed Forces crown. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Emiline L. M. Senn/Released)
Nov. 4, 2017 - At the end of the first round of the 2017 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Basketball Championship, there is a three-way tie in the men's tournament and Navy women remain the only undefeated team.

Air Force Men; Army, Navy Women remain unbeaten after day two Armed Forces Basketball
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 02, 2017) - Members of the U.S. Marine Corps men's basketball team block U.S. Navy Petty Officer Marquel Delancey's shot during a basketball game. The 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship is held at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base from 1-7 November. The best two teams during the double round robin will face each other for the 2017 Armed Forces crown. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Emiline L. M. Senn/Released)
Nov. 3, 2017 - The Men’s Air Force team came out on top against Army in the 2017 Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship at Chapparell Fitness Center Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas. Air Force Capt. Michael Lyons, assigned to Peterson AFB, Colo., hit 30 points during the close match, taking them to the final score of 88-85.

2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship Begins
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 01, 2017) - Members from the Marine and Army Women's basketball teams attempt to rebound a free throw during a basketball game. The 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship is held at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base from 1-7 November. The best two teams during the double round robin will face each other for the 2017 Armed Forces crown. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Emiline L. M. Senn/Released)
Nov. 2, 2017 - The Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship kicked off Wednesday, November 1, at Chapparell Fitness Center Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas, commencing a weeklong competition to determine the best basketball team between the four branches of the United States Armed Forces.

USA wins 2016 SHAPE International Basketball Tournament
The U.S. Armed Forces Men's Basketball team defeated Lithuania in overtime 87-86 to win the 2016 SHAPE International Basketball Championship Dec. 3.
Dec. 19, 2016 - The U.S. Armed Forces Men's Basketball team defeated Lithuania in overtime 87-86 to win the 2016 SHAPE International Basketball Championship Dec. 3.

Army captures 2016 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Gold
U.S. All-Army Men's Basketball Team defeats Air Force 67-61 to win gold. The 2016 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship held at MCB Quantico, Va. from 1-7 November.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Army captured gold to unseat the eight-time defending champions Air Force at the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship at Barber Fitness Center aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on November 7th.

Army remains unbeaten through day-five, stage is set for Championship Game
Senior Airman Jahmal Lawson (#20-Shooting) leads Air Force scoring 16-points and pulled down 18 rebounds against Navy. Navy defeated Air Force in the contest 70-64. The 2016 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship held at MCB Quantico, Va. from 1-7 November.  The best two teams during the doubel round robin will face each other for the 2016 Armed Forces crown.
Nov. 5, 2016 - Army defeated Navy on Friday and handed the Marine Corps another defeat on Saturday to extend their unbeaten streak throughout the Tournament. Army is now locked in for the Championship set for Monday, November 7th.

Navy sails by Marine Corps; Army and Air Force battle through double overtime
Army Spc. Derell Henderson (#22) scores in traffic against Air Force.  Army won in double overtime 91-88.  The 2016 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship held at MCB Quantico, Va. from 1-7 November.  The best two teams during the doubel round robin will face each other for the 2016 Armed Forces crown.
Nov. 3, 2016 - Navy picks up their first win and Army remains undefeated as round one of the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship concludes at the Barber Fitness Center at MCB Quantico, Virginia on November 3rd.

Air Force holds off Navy surge; Army dominates Marine Corps to wrap up day two
Army Spc. Mamadou Seck of Fort Stewart, Georgia hits the dunk as he led Army scoring with 21 points as Army beat Marine Corps 107-63.  The 2016 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship held at MCB Quantico, Va. from 1-7 November.  The best two teams during the doubel round robin will face each other for the 2016 Armed Forces crown.
Nov. 2, 2016 - Air Force and Army remain undefeated after day two of the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship at the Barber Fitness Center at MCB Quantico, Virginia on November 2nd.

Army beats Navy in Game Two of the Armed Forces Men’s Championship
Army Spec. Mamdou Seck of Fort Stewart, Ga. sets up the drive during the 2016 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship held at MCB Quantico, Va. from 1-7 November.  Army won the first contest 79-74 over Navy.  The best two teams during the doubel round robin will face each other for the 2016 Armed Forces crown.
Nov. 1, 2016 - Army Spc. Mamadou Seck of Fort Stewart, Georgia led day-one scoring with 21 points as Army beat Navy 79-74 in their first matchup of the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship at the Barber Fitness Center at MCB Quantico, Virginia on November 1st.

Air Forces defeats Marine Corps in opening game of the Armed Forces Men’s Championship
Senior Airman Daveon Allen of Nellis AFB, Nevada drives the lane during the 2016 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship held at MCB Quantico, Va. from 1-7 November.  Air Force won the first contest 66-62 over the Marines.  The best two teams during the doubel round robin will face each other for the 2016 Armed Forces crown.
Nov. 1, 2016 - Senior Airman Jahmal Lawson of Aviano Air Base, Italy led Air Force with 21 points to hold off the Marines 66-62 in the first game of the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship at the Barber Fitness Center at MCB Quantico, Virginia on November 1st.

USA takes silver in CISM Women's Basketball
Members of the Brazil Armed Forces women's basketball team celebrate after beating Team USA 61-60 and winning gold in the CISM Military World Women's Basketball Championship, July 29, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Aug. 1, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 30, 2016) -- With seconds to go and up by one point, USA's Sgt. Danielle DeBerry was forced out of bounds. The ball went to Brazil and Sgt. Debora Fernandes da Costa quickly threw it up for two points and the championship.

Gold for Brazil, win for all
Team Brazil poses for a group picture after winning the final game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 29 at Camp Pendleton, California.  The tournament ended July 29, with Brazil winning the last game in the final seconds.  U.S.A took second place, and China will return home with the Bronze. The base hosted the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports.  Teams from Canada, France, and Germany also participated (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Aug. 1, 2016 - Team Brazil took first place in the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 29 at Camp Pendleton, California. During the last seconds of the final game, Brazil scored a basket to defeat the United States’ team 61-60. Both teams had gone undefeated all week.

Making the right call
Head Referee Pat Rosenow observes the Brazil vs. France game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball tournament  July 28 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. The United States is hosting teams from Brazil, Canada, China, France, and Germany.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
July 29, 2016 - The World Military Women’s Basketball Championship is about fostering positive relationships and understanding between countries. Six nations are participating in this year’s competition, but there is one team that beats them all: the referees.

Sisters serve, compete together
Canadian Army soldiers and biological sisters Lt. Sandy Edmison, left, and Capt. Abby Edmison, right, are both members of the 2016 Canadian Military Women’s Basketball Team. The sisters pose together here after the Canada vs. Brazil game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 27 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
July 29, 2016 - “Mom, make Sandy stop copying me,” could have been a regular whine from Abby Edmison when she was growing up. But fortunately, especially for her parent’s ears, Abby believed that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

USA beats China, 73-56, to remain undefeated
USA's Danielle Salley dominates the offensive board against two defenders from China as USA wins 73-56, in the CISM Women's Basketball Championship, July 27, 2016, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
July 28, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 28, 2016) -- After losing to China by in overtime last year in the CISM championship, coach Nate Johnson was determined that Team USA would stay on the ball.

USA beats Germany on way to medal match
USA's Danielle Deberry of Fort Bragg, N.C., takes a jump shot as Germany's Karolin Nass defends. 
USA won the game 91-27 during the CISM Women's Basketball Chamnpionship tournament at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 28, 2016.
July 28, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 28, 2016) -- Team USA was hustling after the ball July 28 and breaking down court so fast against Germany in the first half that Coach Nate Johnson had to put the brakes on.

Dribbling with the Army, a world championship, breast cancer
U.S. Army Spc. Vanessa Lamison, a shooting guard on the United States Military Women’s Basketball Team, surveys the court during the United States vs. France game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 26 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
July 27, 2016 - “To my surprise, I didn’t know everything,” said Spc. Vanessa Lamison after reflecting back to when she first joined the All Army Women’s Basketball team. “Ever since I have known and played basketball, I thought I knew everything.”

USA, Brazil remain undefeated in CISM Women's Basketball
U.S. Army Sgt. Kimberly Smith drives past a French defender to lay it up as USA beat France 85-53 during day two of the CISM Women's Basketball Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 26, 2016.
July 27, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 27, 2016) -- Team USA beat the French, 85-53, to remain undefeated in the second day of the Conseil International du Sports Militaire Women's Basketball Championship here in Paige Fieldhouse, July 26.

Let the games begin: CISM
A member of the Dunk Squad leaps over a group of volunteers during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote fitness, sportsmanship among military athletes, and a broader understanding of the international community.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
July 26, 2016 - Six nations gathered for the opening ceremony of the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, France and Germany will compete July 25 to July 29, while promoting peace activities and solidarity among athletes.

World Military Women's Basketball Championship begins
A French official and military athletes from China, Germany and the U.S. -- along with two family members -- duck as a TNT Dunk Squad acrobat lunges to somersaults over their heads. Spc. Diane Barnes from Fort Stewart, Ga., and Sgt. Creshenda Singleterry from Fort Bragg, N.C., watch young Ariana Dinote close her eyes in anticipation during opening ceremonies for the World Military Women's Basketball Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2016.
July 26, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 25, 2016) -- Teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, France and Germany kicked off the World Military Women's Basketball Championship here at Paige Fieldhouse July 25.

Camp Pendleton holds basketball world championship for military women worldwide
USA and China exchange mementos prior to their game during the 1st CISM World Women's Military Basketball Championship held in Angers, France from 28 June to 5 July 2015.  In this match, China defeated the U.S. in a close game 79-74.  China would finish in second place overall with the U.S. capturing the bronze medal.
July 25, 2016 - More than 70 top female basketball players serving in the armed forces across the globe are scheduled to converge at Camp Pendleton from July 25-31 for a world championship tournament.

Navy finishes round-robin play with victory over Marines
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Jones (#3) of NAS Norfolk, Va. scores 29-points during game eleven of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 4 July.  Navy dominated the game winning 86-33.
July 8, 2016 - Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Jones of NAS Norfolk, Va. scored 29 as Navy defeated Marine Corps 86-33 in game-11 of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 6th.

Army goes undefeated in Round-Robin Play with victory over Air Force
Army Spc. Danielle Deberry of (#15) of Fort Bragg, N.C. drives to the lane during game twelve of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 4 July.  Army won the game 78-66 over Air Force.
July 8, 2016 - Four Army players reach double digists as Army defeated Air Force 78-66 in game-12 of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 6th.

Army continues their streak, tops Marine Corps 99-34
Opening jump-ball of Game 10 during the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at JB San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas.  Army wins the contest 99-34 over the Marine Corps.
July 8, 2016 - Army Spc. Vanessa Laminson of Fort Bliss, Texas scored 13 as Army defeated Marine Corps 99-34 in game-10 of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 5th.

Navy grounds Air Force in game-nine victory
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Talena Faison (#20) of Yokosuka, Japan drives to the lane off a screen during game nine of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 4 July.  Navy dominated the game winning 78-56.
July 5, 2016 - Navy Petty Officer Talena Faison of Yokosuka, Japan scored 17-points as Navy defeated Air Force 78 -56 in game-nine of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 5th.

Army continues the undefeated streak with win over Navy
Navy Seaman Jameika Hoskins (#23) of the USS Rushmore is defended by Army Sgt. Creshenda Singletary (#25) of Fort Bragg, N.C. during game 8 of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 4 July.  Army wins the contest 90-54.
July 5, 2016 - Army Spc. Donita Adams of Maryland Nat’l Guard scored 19 points as Army defeated Navy 90 -54 in game-eight of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 4th.

Air Force beat Marine Corps 81-43 in game seven of Armed Forces Women’s Championship
Air Force Staff Sgt. Tiffany Guthrie (#23) of JB Elmendorf–Richardson, Alaska shoots over Marine Corps in game seven of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 4 July.  Air Force wins the contest 81- 43.
July 5, 2016 - Air Force Staff Sgt. Tiffany Guthrie of JB Elmendorf, Alaska scored 13 points as Air Force defeated Marine Corps 88-64 in game-seven of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 4th.

Army stays undefeated with win over Air Force in game-six.
Army Spc. Danielle Deberry (#15) of Fort Bragg, N.C. drives the lane over Air Force defendersduring the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 3 July.  Army would win the contest 70-55.
July 5, 2016 - Army Spc. Vanessa Laminson of Fort Bliss, Texas scored 21 as Army defeated Air Force 70-55 in game-six of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 3rd.

Navy downs Marine Corps 88-64 in game five of Armed Forces Women’s Championship
Coast Guard's Shaniqua Bennet of USCGC Eagle hits the jumper against Marine Corps in Game Five of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 3 July. Navy would defeat the Marine Corps 88-64.
July 5, 2016 - Navy Petty Officer Christie Ayers of Springfield, Va. scored 23 as Navy defeated Marine Corps 88-64 in game-five of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 3rd.

Army defeats Marines in game four action
Army Spc. Vanessa Laminson (left) of Fort Bliss, Texas hits the lay-up over Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alyshia Crawford (#1) of Quantico, Va. during Army's win over Marine Corps 103-19 in Game Four of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship in the Chaparrel Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 2 July.
July 4, 2016 - Army Spc. Vanessa Laminson of Fort Bliss, Texas scored 16 as Army defeated Marine Corps 103-19 in game-four during day-two of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 2nd.

Air Force edges out Navy in final seconds of game-three
Coast Guard Seaman Shaniqua Bennet (#5) of USCGC Eagle hits the jumper against Air Force during game three of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 1 July. Air Force would win 64-61 in exciting action
July 4, 2016 - Air Force Staff Sgt. Charmaine Clark of Robbins AFB and Staff Sgt. Tiffany Guthrie of Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson each posted double-doubles as Air Force defeated Navy 64-61 during day-two of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 2nd.

Army sinks Navy in their opening game of Armed Forces Women’s Championship
Army Spc. #5 Vanessa Laminson of Fort Bliss, Texas hits the jimper in the opening game against Navy during the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 1 July.
July 4, 2016 - Army Spc. Donita Adams of the Maryland Nat’l Guard and Spc. Vanessa Laminson of Fort Bliss, Texas led the scoring with 18 and 17 points respectively as the Army defeated Navy 90-68 in their first matchup of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on July 1st.

Air Force tops Marine Corps in opening game of Armed Forces Women’s Championship
Airman Staff Sgt. Charnaine Clark (#34) drives the land as Air Force defeats Marine Corps 95-51 in the opening game of the 2016 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas on 1 July.
July 3, 2016 - Air Force Staff Sgt. Charnaine Clark of Robbins AFB, Ga. led the charge with 20-points and seven-rebounds as the Air Force defeated the Marine Corps 95-51 in the opening game of the 2016 Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Championship at the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas.

Koreans outlast US in overtime thriller
Air Force 1st Lt. Taylor Broekhuis fights for the ball with ROK Army Cpl. Choi Jin Soo in Andong on October 6.
Oct. 7, 2015 - ANDONG, South Korea (6 Oct., 2015) – The U.S. men’s basketball team ran into a bump in the road on the way to the medal rounds at the 2015 World CISM Games here, falling 97-94 to the host South Korean team in an overtime thriller.

USA wins first 2 basketball games in CISM World competition
U.S. Men's Basketball team vs. Canada Men’s Basketball team. The CISM World Games provides the opportunity for the athletes of over 100 different nations to come together and enjoy friendship through sports. The sixth annual CISM World Games are being held aboard Mungyeong, South Korea, Sept. 30 - Oct. 11.
Oct. 4, 2015 - ANDONG, South Korea - The U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team slam-dunked their way to huge wins in their first two events this weekend in the CISM World Games at Andong Indoor Gymnasium.

USA Takes Bronze
CISM Basketball President Col. Marcio Potengy (Brazil) presents the third place trophy to U.S. Armed Forces Coach Army Lt. Col. William Johnson of Fort Sill, Okla.  USA defeats France 78-41 during the 1st Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Basketball Championship in Angers, France June 28 to July 5.
July 8, 2015 - ANGERS, France (July 6, 2015) -- The U.S. Armed Forces Women's Basketball Team beat host team France, 78-41, on July 4 to win a bronze medal in the first Conseil International du Sport Militaire or CISM Women’s World Basketball Championship.

U.S. Armed Forces Men capture international basketball title
U.S. Armed Forces Men's Basketball team celebrates at the buzzer after defeating Lithuania 89-82 to win the 2014 SHAPE International Basketball Championship. Photo courtesy of Patrick Ferriol, pfphotography.be
Dec. 15, 2014 - The U.S. Armed Forces Men's Basketball team defeated Lithuania, the reigning champs, 89-82 to win the 2014 SHAPE International Basketball Championship Dec. 6.

Air Force Men win 8th Straight; Army Women take Armed Forces Basketball Gold
The Air Force Men’s and Army Women’s basketball teams took first place to conclude the Armed Forces Basketball Championship held at the Paige Fieldhouse, Nov 13. During the finals, the Air Force Men’s Team (5-2) proved their mettle by beating the Army Men’s (5-2) 86-78 to take first place, while the Army Women’s Team (7-0) beat the Air Force Women’s (3-4) 71-55 to bring home the gold
Nov. 17, 2014 - The Air Force Men’s and Army Women’s basketball teams won gold to wrap up the 2014 Armed Forces Basketball Championship held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov 13.

Armed Forces Basketball Championship kicks off
Brig. Gen. Edward Banta speaks at the opening ceremony of the Armed Forces Basketball Championship at the Paige Fieldhouse, Nov. 7. The championship consists of a men and womens team from each of the four branches. The tournament is from Nov. 7-13 and the best players from the tournament will be selected to play on the All-Armed Forces Team in December in Belgium. Banta is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. (Photo by Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski)
Nov. 8, 2014 - The Armed Forces Basketball Championship kicked off at 1:00 p.m. at the Paige Fieldhouse, Nov. 7.

Camp Pendleton to host 2014 Armed Forces Basketball Championship
Nov. 5, 2014 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Camp Pendleton will host the 2014 Armed Forces Basketball Championship at the Paige Fieldhouse, here, Nov. 6 - 14.

US Armed Forces Women Take CISM Silver
Army SGT Kimberly Smith (Fort Riley, KS) drives past her Brazilian defender.  The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Basketball team competed in the 2014 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Basketball Championship in Meyenheim, France from 15-22 June.
June 23, 2014 - After dominating the tournament, Team USA falls to Brazil during their rematch in the finals 69-60 The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Basketball team competed in the 2014 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Basketball Championship in Meyenheim, France from 15-22 June.

Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center hosts Joint Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Camp
2014 U.S. Armed Forces Women's Basketball Team
June 9, 2014 - FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The Armed Forces Women’s Basketball training camp is being held here May 28 to June 14.

USA Takes Bronze at SHAPE Basketball Tournament
Air Force 2d Lt Mike Lyons (USAFA, CO) gets by his opponent for the score during the 2013 SHAPE International Basketball Tournament held at SHAPE (Mons), Belgium 24-30 November.  USA defeats Kazakhstan 104-55.
Dec. 2, 2013 - Shaking off the effects of the government shutdown, the US Armed Forces Men’s Basketball team persevered and earned the bronze medal in the 2013 (49th) SHAPE International Basketball Tournament.

Three Former Mids Representing Team USA at SHAPE Tournament
2013 Armed Forces Basketball Team Official Team Photo
From Left to Right:
Front Row:
10 PO2 Chris Carter USN Fort Sam Houston, TX
6 ENS Jordan Sugars USN San Diego, CA
5 FN Marquel DeLancey USCG Cape May, NJ
4 PO3 Dennis Murphy USN Norfolk, VA
8 LTJG Romeo Garcia USN Norfolk, VA
7 2LT Mike Lyons USAF USAFA, CO 

Back Row:
TSgt Ricardo Bachelor USAF Homestead, FL
CIV Eddie Goad USAF Robins AFB, GA
9 SN Christopher Linton USCG Alexandria, VA
15 PO2 Jason Jefferson USN Norfolk, VA
13 2LT Taylor Broekhuis USAF LA AFB, CA
14 LT Calvin White USN Williamsburg, VA
12 A1C Brandon Gordon USAF Edwards AFB, CA
11 SrA Caleb Chandler USAF Los Angeles, CA
LT Micah Bonner USCG MSD Peoria, IL
Nov. 25, 2013 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Three former Naval Academy basketball players are competing on the Team USA All-Armed Forces Team at the 2013 SHAPE International Basketball Tournament this week in Mons, Belgium.

MARINE TEAM CRUSHES ARMED FORCES BOXING PRELIMINARIES ON DAY 2
Feb. 3, 2013 - The preliminaries of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship are complete, and the Marine Corps team takes six fighters to the finals on Feb. 3.

MARINES OUST ARMY, TAKE GOLD IN 2012 ARMED FORCES BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 3, 2013 - In the final bout of the night, Marine Sgt. DeJesus Gardner taking gold against Army Sgt. Marvin Carey became the crux between Marine Corps victory and a tie with Army. Marine Sgt. DeJesus Gardner holds up his goldmedal and the team award gold medal. Gardner’s left eye swelled closed early in the fight, but the audience went wild when the ringside doctor allowed the fight to continue.

AIR FORCE WINS 7TH STRAIGHT ARMED FORCES BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 Armed Forces Basketball Championship
Nov. 13, 2012 - (JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX) - The championship game of the 2012 Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship was nearly decided by a wire that high across the gym floor of the Chaparral Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland.

POPOVICH TELLS ARMED FORCES BASKETBALL PLAYERS: 'I AM YOU'
Four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich answers questions Monday from players in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships while All-Army players listen in the backdrop at Chaparral Fitness Center on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Tournament play begins tonight with All-Marine Corps vs All-Navy at 5 p.m., followed by All-Army vs. All-Air Force at 7:30 p.m. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs
Nov. 9, 2012 - SAN ANTONIO (Tim Hipps, Nov. 9, 2012) --- Four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich quickly pointed out that he occupied the same spot as players in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships.

NAVY WOMEN SINK ARMY CAPTURE ARMED FORCES BASKETBALL GOLD
2012 Armed Forces Basketball Women's Championship
April 3, 2012 - Tyndall AFB, FL (By Steven Dinote, Armed Forces Sports) – After dropping their first game against the Army, the All-Navy Women persevered through the round-robin earning their first shot at the championship since 2010. As the teams concluded the double round robin preliminary games, the Army and Navy were mathematically in the lead to compete for the title. In the 2010 championship game, Army bested the Navy 56-53. As the stage was set and the Army entered the championship game plagued with injuries, the Navy women fought down to the final seconds defeating the Army 73-71 to win their first Armed Forces Title since 2009.