Swingin’ for the fences


Staff Sgt. Lindsay Ciullo (Air Force photo by Chris Cokeing)

The Air Force women’s softball team wrapped up the gold medal at the 2011 Armed Forces Softball Championship last week — and that gives me plenty of reason to link to this fun story from the service’s greatest C-17 reserve unit stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Lindsay Ciullo serves with the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron and has played on the Air Force softball team for the past four years and the All Armed Forces tam for the past three years. She is also the only reservist on Air Force squad — an interesting trivia point she would like to see change soon.

“When I talked to my unit about going through the softball process, no one had any idea that the program existed,” she said. “I want them to know it’s possible for reservists to attend training camps for sports at the Air Force level. To me, the more people who are aware of this and want to tryout will help keep the Air Force sports program alive.”

So, are you a reservist who wants to represent your service in one of 16 sports? Here’s a link that can tell you how.


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