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Military Sports: Undefeated USA Women’s Basketball Team beats China, 73-56

Posted August 1, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON — After losing to China by one point last year at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire’s Women’s Basketball Championship held in France, USA coach Army Lt. Col. William Johnson was determined that Team USA would stay on the ball at this year’s tournament. “Don’t leave the basketball,” Johnson implored his players….

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Bonded through service, linked by fate

Posted August 4, 2017 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. CHIP PONS

CHICAGO — Thousands gathered to witness an extraordinary display of resilience and strength by the nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing all branches of the military during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The lives of two Air Force master sergeants became forever intertwined, as if guided by…

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355th CES thwarts OG’s Cinderella story in basketball action

Posted May 4, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. JEREMY CRIDER

The stage was set for a true Cinderella story. The 355th Operations Group had overcome massive adversity between player suspensions and members out for Red Flag. There were days when only five players were able to attend games. This led to a less than stellar regular season for this hardheaded group that just wouldn’t go…

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The Chiefs, made up of chief master sergeants, and the Eagles, made up of colonels, pose for a photo after a charity softball game in which the Chiefs won 23-12 at Thunderbolt Field, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 21, 2015.  The two teams will collectively donate $355 to a charity.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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2015 Chiefs vs Eagles Softball Game

Posted May 29, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) The Chiefs, made up of chief master sergeants, and the Eagles, made up of colonels, pose for a photo after a charity softball game in which the Chiefs won 23-12 at Thunderbolt Field, Davis-Monthan, Ariz., May 21. The two teams will collectively donate $355 to…

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Worth the weight

Posted September 3, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

With her brow furrowed and teeth gritting as every muscle in her body tenses up, the dissonant sounds of metallic ringing, determined grunting, and echoed overhead music, constructs this 25-year-old bodybuilder’s place of serenity.

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Air Force Marathon announces Race Transfer Program

Posted August 27, 2018 by John Harrington

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Scott Johnson Runners registered for the 2018 Air Force Marathon who can no longer participate can transfer their registrations to others soon. Upwards of 15,000 runners participate annually in various marathon events over three days in September. Registered runners unable to participate in the Air Force Marathon Sept. 15…

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Basketball diplomacy slam dunk in Cameroon

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story and photo by Sean Kimmons

GAROUA, Cameroon — American and Cameroonian soldiers come from entirely separate parts of the world with distinct cultural differences. But on April 21 they discovered something in common — the urge to beat their respective countries’ air forces when given the chance. A few days before the game, members of Task Force Toccoa, a 101st…

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29th IS Airman tackles Air Force rugby team

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. AJ HYATT

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. ­— Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds, this fusion analyst and player on the Air Force Rugby Team is not an Airman you want running at you full speed. Airman 1st Class Austin, of the 29th Intelligence Squadron, has been playing with the Air…

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Airman Vaults to Spot on U.S. Olympic Team

Posted July 8, 2016 by David Vergun

EUGENE, Ore. — Air Force 1st Lt. Cale Simmons, who cleared the bar at 5.65 meters — 18 feet, 6.4 inches — in the men’s pole vault finals, secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team at the U.S. Olympic team track and field finals here July 4. Simmons finished second at the finals, just behind…

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D-M brings home third consecutive Turkey Bowl win

Posted November 23, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier The Fort Huachuca Honor Guard presents the colors before the start of the 3rd annual Army vs. Air Force Turkey Bowl at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2016. The Turkey Bowl is a friendly annual flag-football game between the Fort Huachuca Black Knights and the Davis-Monthan…

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