Army takes on Navy in flag football
By Senior Airman Devin Boyer, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 06, 2016
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
The Army and Navy went head-to-head in a game of flag football as part of an annual tradition at the Mathis Fitness Center football field, Dec. 2.
“It’s important to uphold our tradition,” said U.S. Army Capt. Jeremy Dillard, event coordinator and 344th Military Intelligence Battalion plans officer. “A lot of traditions have been lost with the war and everything, but this is one that we can preserve and keep it going as long as we are together as a joint service.”
Unlike last year’s sunny game day, the two services braved the rain to uphold the tradition Dillard talked about.
Chief Petty Officer Stephen Comstock, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow instructor, said that despite the cold and wet conditions making it treacherous for the players, the team adapted.
Unfortunately for the Navy, adapting wasn’t enough to overcome the Army.
For yet another year, the Army team takes home the trophy with a final score of 21 to 7.