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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.

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.

Bringing the noise, bringing the ‘Dank’
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Marine Sgt. Katie Dunkelberger stretches to get the out during a second-round game of the 2018 Armed Forces Women's Softball Championship, Aug. 16. Teams from the Navy, Army,  Air Force and Marine Corps competed in a three-day tournament to determine a military softball champion. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy A. Hazel/Released)
Aug. 21, 2018 - As players on the All-Marine women’s softball team jog off the field in between innings of the opening game of the 2018 Armed Forces Women’s Softball Championship they are greeted by their first baseman who slaps hands, gives hugs and doles out the occasional chest bump, all while offering words of encouragement to help fuel her team.

Air Force Women Repeat Armed Forces Softball Crown
PENSACOLA, Fla.-- The All Air Force team huddles for a team-high five after winning gold for the second year running during the 2018 Women's Armed Forces Softball Championship, Aug. 15-17. Teams from the Navy, Army and Marine Corps look to dethrone the defending champion Air Force team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy A. Hazel/Released)
Aug. 20, 2018 - Even the weather was not enough to prevent Air Force from capturing their second straight Armed Forces Women’s Softball Championship held here at Barrancas Ball Fields, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. from Aug 15-17.

Players ready to carve up the diamond at 2018 Armed Forces Softball Championship
Air Force Women celebrate their gold medal performance during the 2017 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Softball Championship 19-23 September at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Aug. 15, 2018 - The chalk is down and the bases are measured as elite military softball players from around the Department of Defense have come to Naval Air Station Pensacola to compete in the 2018 Women’s Armed Forces Softball Championship, Aug. 15-17.

U.S. Armed Forces Women win silver at USA Softball Nationals
U.S. Armed Forces Women's team wins silver during the 2017 USA Softball National Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Oct. 2, 2017 - The U.S. Armed Forces Team captured silver in the 2017 USA Softball National Women’s Open Championship at the USA Softball Complex in Oklahoma, City, Okla. from 30 September to 1 October.

Air Force Women and Army Men go undefeated to win Armed Forces Softball Gold
Air Force Women celebrate their gold medal performance during the 2017 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Softball Championship 19-23 September at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Sept. 27, 2017 - The Air Force Women’s and Army Men’s Softball teams cruised through the 2017 Armed Forces Softball Championship, both going undefeated to win gold in the tournament held at the Pershing Softball Fields at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas held 19-23 September.

Army Men capture 5th straight Softball Gold; Army Women repeat as Armed Forces Champs
All-Army Men's Softball Team capture the Gold medal at the 2016 Armed Forces Men's Softball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 18-23 September.  Photo by Mr. Steve Brown (USAF Sports)
Oct. 7, 2016 - The Army Men and Women Softball Teams dominate the 2016 Armed Forces Softball Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s Pershing Ballpark, hosted September 18-23.

Army Men Three-peat in 2014 Armed Forces Softball
All Army Mens Softball team three-peat at the 2014 Armed Forces Softball Championship at Fort Sill, Okla. 14-19 September.
Sept. 30, 2014 - Fort Sill, Okla.-- Through day three of the 2014 Armed Forces Softball Championship, each Service was in the hunt for gold.

Air Force Women Capture Armed Forces Softball Gold
The 2014 Armed Forces Womens Softball Championship
Sept. 24, 2014 - FORT SILL, Olka. – The All-Air Force Women’s Softball team captured their first gold medal since 2007. After dropping their first game of the tournament to Army 8-2, Air Force didn’t look back posting an impressive record of eight wins and one loss.

Army Men Softball Three-peat; Air Force Women Take 2014 Gold
Sept. 19, 2014 - Fort Sill, Okla. (Sept. 19, 2014) – Army Men capture their third consecutive Armed Forces Softball Championship title. Air Force Women return to gold for the first time since 2007.

Armed Forces Women Softball Team take National Runner Up Crown; Men take Bronze
The 2013 Armed Forces Mens Softball Team took bronze at ASA National Softball Championship in Ridgeland, MS 26-30 September.
Oct. 17, 2013 - The Armed Forces Men and Women Softball Teams took home some hardware in the 2013 American Softball Association (ASA) National Championship held in Ridgeland, MS 26-30 September.

Army Women Defend Armed Forces Softball Title
An All-Army Women's base runner beats a throw home as the All-Navy catcher waits for the ball during the Armed Forces Softball Tournament Sept. 15 at Cannoneer Complex.
Sept. 25, 2013 - FORT SILL, Okla. -- The All-Army Women's softball team successfully defended its crown by virtue of winning the first six games of the Armed Forces Softball Tournament. The All-Army women defeated All-Air Force 12-5 and All-Navy 10-0, Sept. 15. The next day they defeated Air Force 8-4, and Navy 9-1. And Sept. 17, the Soldiers defeated the Airmen 3-2, and the Sailors 4-2. The women's tournament ended Sept. 18.

Army men win second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown
Your 2013 Armed Forces Softball All-Tournament Team.

Outfield:  SrA John Allen - USAF Grand Forks AFB ND
Outfield:  SrA Nickolas Maragliano - USAF Youngstown ARS OH
Outfield:  SSG David Moore - Army Ft. Bragg, NC
Infield:  CMSgt Charles Campbell - USAF Scott AFB IL
Infield:  EM1 Jacob Alicuben - Navy USS Reuben
Infield:  SSG Dane Miller - Army Ft. Sill, OK
Infield:  SSgt Jose Otero - USAF March ARB CA
Infield:  SPC Jacob Lenk - Army Bamberg, Germany
Utility Player:  SSG Kenneth Turlington - Army Camp Humphreys, Korea
Utility Player:  MSgt Dexter High - USAF Nellis AFB NV
Utility Player:  SSgt Matthew Faircloth - USMC MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
Sept. 25, 2013 - FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 21, 2013) -- Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships, Sept. 19.