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Airmen at Travis AFB Feat. DGMC part 4: Staff Sgt. Loisel
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stefani Loisel, 60th Surgical Services Squadron aerospace medical technician, hugs her sons, Noah, left, and Kaden Aug. 11, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Loisel contributes to the recruitment, retention and readiness of service members by playing on the USAF Women’s Rugby Team, which is a part of Armed Forces Sports. After her more than two years of training to be on and finally joining the USAF Rugby Team came to a halt due to the pandemic, the team played in the June 2021 Annual Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship in Wilmington, North Carolina, securing second place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)
Sept. 9, 2021 - Ask a rugby player what’s good to bring along for a match and you might hear a strange answer: A medic. For one player, though, it’s a requirement. Staff Sgt. Stefani Loisel, an aerospace medical technician with the 60th Surgical Services Squadron, plays as a wing on the U.S. Air Force Rugby team and is a single mother to two boys, aged four and five.

Navy tops Air Force to win first Armed Forces Men’s Rugby Championship
Petty Officer First Class James Irey of Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, La. lifts Lieut. Adam D'Amico of Navy Shipyard Portsmouth, Va. as Navy claims victory over Air Force. The 2021 Armed Forces Rugby Championship held in conjunction with the 2021 Rugbytown 7's Tournament, held from 20-22 August.  Service members from the Navy, Air Force (with Space Force personnel) and Coast Guard battle it out for gold.  (Department of Defense Photo, Released)
Aug. 22, 2021 - In the heart of the Rocky Mountains emerged new champions at Infinity Park in the City of Glendale, Colo. this Saturday as Navy defeated Air Force 14-7 to win their first Armed Forces 7’s Rugby Championship. The Armed Forces Championship is held in conjunction with the Rugbytown 7’s Tournament from 20-22 August.  

Army goes undefeated to win Armed Forces Women's Rugby Gold
Army 2nd lt. Samantha Sullivan of Fort Carson, Colo. drives to the try zone against the Marine Corps during the 2021 Armed Forces Rugby Championship held in conjunction with the 2021 Cape Fear Rugby Sevens Tournament, held from 24-28 June.  Service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force (with Space Force personnel) and Coast Guard battle it out for gold.  (Department of Defense Photo, Released)
June 27, 2021 - Army goes undefeated to win their second consecutive title at the 2021 Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship held in conjunction with the Cape Fear 7’s Rugby Tournament in Wilmington, N.C. from June 25-27.

Cape Fear sevens to Host 2021 Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship
WILMINGTON, N.C. (June 6, 2019) -- Army faces off against Navy on day two of the inaugural Armed Forces Women's Rugby Championship held in Wilmington, N.C. July 5-7, 2019. This historic event features the best female rugby players from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, who will compete for the title of the first ever Women's Rugby Champs (U.S. Dept. of Defense photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Patrick Gordon/RELEASED)
June 15, 2021 - The annual Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship featuring teams from Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force (with Space Force personnel), and Coast Guard, is held in conjunction with the 2021 Cape Fear Rugby Sevens Tournament from 24-28 June.

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.