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    Fort Indiantown Gap hosts 41st All Army Women’s Softball team

    Fort Indiantown Gap hosts 41st All Army Women’s Softball team

    Photo By Lt. Col. Angela King-Sweigart | The All Army Women’s Softball team held their 41st camp this year at Fort Indiantown...... read more read more

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA, UNITED STATES

    08.12.2018

    Story by Lt. Col. Angela King-Sweigart 

    Fort Indiantown Gap

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa.- The installation hosted All Army Women’s Softball team here this month as coaches held tryouts and the team prepared for the Armed Forces Championship in Pensacola, Fl. Aug. 14-17.

    Soldiers from around the U.S. Army representing active duty, reserve and National Guard, vied for the fifteen positions. The Soldiers traveled from around the globe including South Korea, Hawaii, west and east coasts of the United States, according to Lt. Col. Terri Andreoni, head coach and a Force Manager stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Va.

    After the team was established, they began training for the upcoming Armed Forces Championship. “Our focus is on our team first and hard work, said Andreoni, “and our ultimate goal is to bringing the gold back to Ft. Indiantown Gap,” she said. The team’s last Armed Forces Championship win was in 2016.

    Andreoni said that the installation has world-class facilities, a phenomenal staff and is distraction free, making it an excellent choice for hosting the camp. The camp has been held here since 1977, according to Mike Puzauskie, Fort Indiantown Gap's athletic director.

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jessi McCormick, this year’s assistant coach and a Mississippi National Guard Soldier and an Apache pilot said that this year’s team was young, but had really stepped-up. “These are elite athletes most of whom have played their entire lives,” she said. Her advice for those seeking to join All Army Sports teams was to visit the website and Facebook page.

    Multiple All Army Sports Camps are hosted at Fort Indiantown Gap including volleyball, basketball, Tae Kwon Do and softball. All Army Sports directly supports Soldier readiness and well-being. Following the motto, “Soldiers first – Athletes second,” All Army Sports provides athletically-skilled Soldier athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level their particular sport allows.

    Fort Indiantown Gap is the busiest Army National Guard training center in the nation and is run by members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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    Date Taken: 08.12.2018
    Date Posted: 08.12.2018 10:10
    Story ID: 288396
    Location: FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA, US 

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