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Local Sailor wins World Military Golf Championship, Team USA Men Dominate Tournament
Men's Open Winners from left to right:  Nicolas Muller (France), Jacob Meloche (USA), and Maxime Mathey (France).  14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Ms. Theresa Smith - Released.
Oct. 8, 2023 - Navy Lieutenant Jacob Meloche of Naval Base San Diego, California captured gold in his World Military Golf Championship debut held at the San Diego’s Admiral Baker Golf Course.

France’s Stein wins playoff to capture CISM Women’s Title; Team USA Captures Gold
France's Pauline Stein smiles as she captures the women's gold medal at the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Ms. Theresa Smith - Released.
Oct. 7, 2023 - In a head-to-head battle through 18, France’s Pauline Stein and USA’s Melanie De Leon of Fort Cavazos, Texas forced a championship playoff at the Admiral Baker Golf Course at Naval Base San Diego, Calif on Friday. 

France's Stein takes lead in women's division; USA Men and Women lead team competition
France's Pauline Stein receives a congratulatory fist bump from USA Coach Gerald Dremel after taking the top spot of the leaderboard after round three of the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Oct. 6, 2023 - After three days under the sun at Admiral Baker Golf Course, France’s Pauline Stein (-1) jumped ahead of the Americans to take the spot in the women’s leaderboard on Thursday with a one stroke advantage over USA’s Melanie De Leon (E). 

USA Men and Women Golf Teams Lead the Pack at CISM World Military Championship
From left to right: Air Force 1st Lt Kimberly Liu of Minot AFB, N.D., Army Capt. Melanie De Leon of Fort Cavasos, Texas and French Soltat, Pauline Stein finish the second round of golf placing first, second, and third respectively during the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Oct. 5, 2023 - Two days of beautiful weather were not the only dominate fixture at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif. After two rounds of play, U.S. Men and Women Golf Teams jumped out in front of the competition behind solid play.

Naval Base San Diego Hosts 14th CISM World Military Golf Championship.
Naval Base San Diego Commanding Officer Captain Robert Heely speaks to the participants during the Opening Ceremony of the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Courtesy Photo by Mr. Richard Valentine - Released.
Oct. 5, 2023 - 103 military members from 17 Nations teed off at Admiral Baker Golf Course on Oct. 3 officially commencing the 14th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship.

Air Force Wins Men and Women Team Golf Championships
Individual Medalists of the 2023 Armed Forces Golf Championship. From left to right:  Bronze Medalist, Air Force Tech Sgt. Kyle Wesolowski; Gold Medalist Marine Corps Capt Nicholas Brediger; Air Force 1st Lt. Joseph Crisostomo. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of Armed Forces Golf. This year, Naval Base San Diego hosts the championship at the Admiral Baker Golf Course, featuring teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force (with Space Force players); and for the first time as a stand alone team, the U.S. Coast Guard.  Department of Defense Photo by Ms. Theresa Smith - Released.
Sept. 25, 2023 - Air Force Men dominated the tournament, as the Air Force Women’s team repeats as champions during the 2023 Armed Forces Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course on Sunday, September 24. 

Air Force Men and Women Hold the Lead Through Day 3
Army Capt. Melanie De Leon here on the fairway was able to keep her lead by one stroke over Air Force Lt Col. Linda Jeffery. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of Armed Forces Golf. This year, Naval Base San Diego hosts the championship at the Admiral Baker Golf Course, featuring teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force (with Space Force players); and for the first time as a stand alone team, the U.S. Coast Guard.  Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Sept. 24, 2023 - Wrapping up day 3 the Air Force women strengthened their lead over the Army by seven strokes and Army Capt. Melanie De Leon was able to keep her lead by one stroke over Air Force Lt Col. Linda Jeffery. 

Brediger Continues to Lead for the Men, De Leon Overtakes Women's Standings
Air Force 1st Lt. Kimberly Liu of Minot AFB, N.D. jumps into second place. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of Armed Forces Golf. This year, Naval Base San Diego hosts the championship at the Admiral Baker Golf Course, featuring teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force (with Space Force players); and for the first time as a stand alone team, the U.S. Coast Guard.  Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Sept. 22, 2023 - Despite some rainy conditions on Day 2 of the Golf Championship players showed up excited and ready to play.

Naval Base San Diego Kicks Off 2023 Armed Forces Golf
Naval Base Commanding Officer Captain Robert Healy provides opening remarks for the 2023 Armed Forces Sports Golf Championship. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of Armed Forces Golf. This year, Naval Base San Diego hosts the championship at the Admiral Baker Golf Course, featuring teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force (with Space Force players); and for the first time as a stand alone team, the U.S. Coast Guard.  Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Sept. 22, 2023 - Under cool cloudy skies, Naval Base San Diego Commanding Officer Captain Robert Heely welcomed teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force (with Space Force players), and Coast Guard to the Admiral Baker Golf Course on Thursday, September 21st.

Armed Forces Sports to Celebrate 75 years of Golf
Air Force 1st Lt. Kimberly Lui of Minot AFB, N.D. lands an amazing shot out of the bunker for par during the final day of the 2022 Armed Forces Golf Championship hosted by Army at Fort Belvoir, Virgina.  Championship features teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy (with Coast Guard players), and Air Force (with Space Force players).  Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Sept. 20, 2023 - Forty five service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard will tee off at Admiral Baker Golf Course on Sep. 20 officially kicking off the 75th Armed Forces Sports Golf Championship.

Air Force Women, Army Men Capture 2022 Armed Forces Golf Gold
Air Force 1st Lt. Kimberly Lui of Minot AFB, N.D. lands an amazing shot out of the bunker for par during the final day of the 2022 Armed Forces Golf Championship hosted by Army at Fort Belvoir, Virgina.  Championship features teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy (with Coast Guard players), and Air Force (with Space Force players).  Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Sept. 16, 2022 - Despite rain delays on the first day of competition, the clouds cleared the way for dominate performances by the Air Force women and Army men’s golf teams during the four-day Armed Forces Championship at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course from September 11-14.  

FORT BELVOIR TO HOST 2022 ARMED FORCES GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Army 2nd. lt. Melanie DeLeon, USAG Bavaria, Germany captures 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.
Sept. 7, 2022 - Fort Belvoir will host the annual Armed Forces Golf Championship featuring teams from Army, Marine Corps, Navy (including Coast Guard) and Air Force (including Space Force), held at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from 11-14 September 2022.  

2020 Armed Forces Sports Championships Cancellations
April 10, 2020 - As leadership continues to monitor the current COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Defense and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Armed Forces Sports Council has made the decision to cancel all Armed Forces Sports Championships and events through September 30, 2020.  

SOF civil affairs soldier’s unique perspective playing golf in China
Staff Sgt. Ian Milne, a special operations civil affairs recruiter stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, recently returned from playing golf with the U.S. Armed Forces Golf Team at the 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games held Oct. 18-27 in Wuhan Province, China.
Dec. 6, 2019 - Staff Sgt. Ian Milne recently took his place among the world’s elite military athletes during the 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games.

USA women golfers capture silver, men bag bronze
The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Golf Team competes with Brazil and France for the top spot in the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 22, 2019. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 22, 2019 - Linda Jeffery led the USA women to a silver team medal Tuesday by taking an individual bronze after four days of competition at Yisham Golf Club.

Military World Games opens with dazzling spectacle
The U.S. Armed Forces Sports team marches during opening ceremonies for the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 18, 2019. Teams from more than 100 countries will compete in dozens of sporting events through Oct. 28. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 18, 2019 - U.S. service members watched colorful pageantry Friday evening during the opening ceremony for the 7th CISM Military World Games.

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. 

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.

Navy Women and Air Force Men take Armed Forces Golf Gold
Army Spec. Melanie DeLeon of Fort Bliss, Texas wins Armed Forces Women's Gold at the 2017 Armed Forces Golf Championship held at NSA Millington, Tenn. from 11-14 September.
Sept. 20, 2017 - NSA MILLINGTON, TN – Navy Women and Air Force Men take team gold as Army Spec. Melanie DeLeon of Fort Bliss, Texas and Navy Lt. Benjamin Hayes of NAS Jacksonville, Florida capture individual gold in the 2017 Armed Forces Golf Championship hosted at the beautiful Glen Eagle Golf Course in Millington, Tennessee.

Air Force Men and Army Women win Armed Forces Golf; Westmoreland and Ramirez when men's and women's titles
Air Force 1st Lt. Deborah Kim on the green ready to put during the 2016 Armed Forces Golf Championship at Fort Jackson, S.C. 20-23 August.  Kim took home the bronze medal in the Women's Competition, as Air Force captured the Team silver.
Sept. 6, 2016 - FORT JACKSON, SC – Army Women and Air Force Men take team gold as Air Force 1st Lt. Kyle Westmoreland of Charleston AFB, S.C. and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Maggie Ramirez of NAS Coronado, Calif. capture individual gold in the 2016 Armed Forces Golf Championship hosted at the beautiful Fort Jackson Golf Course in South Carolina.

Maj Jeffery wins her 6th CISM Golf gold as US Men and Women capture their 7th team gold
The US Men and Women Armed Forces Golf teams won respective gold medals for the seventh time during the 8th CISM World Military Golf Championship held in Bahrain 13-21 November 2014.
Dec. 3, 2014 - (Raffa, Bahrain) – The US Men and Women Armed Forces Golf teams won respective gold medals for the seventh time during the 8th CISM World Military Golf Championship held in Bahrain 13-21 November 2014.

Navy Women four-peat, Army Men win team gold at 2014 Armed Forces Golf
Army Spec. Jordan-Tyler Massey puts during his gold medal performance during the Armed Forces Golf Championship.  Massey led Army to the team gold medal, ending Air Force's ten-year run at top.
Nov. 10, 2014 - (San Antonio, TX) Navy Women win their fourth consecutive team gold medal and Army Men take their first team gold medal during the 2014 Armed Forces Championship was held 5-9 November at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX.

Air Force Men and Navy Women win Armed Forces Golf Again
Navy Women win their third straight Armed Forces Womens Golf title in a row with LT Nicole Johnson leading the way taking individual gold.
Sept. 23, 2013 - Air Force Men hung on to capture their 10th straight Armed Forces Golf title and Navy Women dominated in their three-peat at the 2013 Armed Forces Championship at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot Parris Island, SC.