Fort Bragg will host the 2018 Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship at Hedrick Stadium June 2-10. This event will feature teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force along with athletes from the Coast Guard competing on the Navy team.
Air Force is currently the defending champions, having beat the Navy 3-2 during the championship match of the 2016 Armed Forces Championship held at Fort Benning, GA. Marine Corps defeated Army in the consolation match to earn third place honors.
The Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship is conducted every two years. During the years in between the Armed Forces Championship, there is an Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Trial Camp that selects the U.S. Men’s Armed Forces Team to compete at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Football Cup or the CISM Military World Games.
Feature photo: Members of the Air Force soccer team with their gold medals after winning the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship at Fort Benning, Ga., May 13, 2016. (Courtesy photo/Steven Dinote)