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U.S. Hosts 10 Countries at Soccer Championship
Department of Defense | Jul. 11, 2022
The International Military Sports Council, or CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) is sponsoring the event, which runs through July 22 and is hosted by nearby Fairchild Air Force Base. Ten countries are participating in the championship games, the 13th such event.
The passion and energy in the U.S. team is incredible, Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Scotti Culton, defender No. 7, said.
"It's a one team, one fight mentality," she said, adding that the U.S. team has been practicing from early in the morning to late at night.
"We hype each other up every day even though our muscles are aching," she said.
Army 1st Lt. Nikiay Comer, forward No. 2, said everyone is focused on the team from Belgium in this afternoon's game.
"They're a strong team with good talent, but so are we," she said.
The schedule is:
The U.S. team is called the U.S. Armed Forces Women's Soccer Team.
Each year, CISM sponsors world military championships in 26 sports on international and regional levels.
Other CISM sporting events are: aeronautical pentathlon, archery, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, climbing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, judo, military pentathlon, modern pentathlon, naval pentathlon, orienteering, parachuting, sailing, shooting, skiing, swimming and lifesaving, taekwondo, track and field, triathlon, volleyball, and wrestling.
CISM also hosts the Military World Summer and Winter Games every four years.
CISM's mission is to endorse friendship among armed forces personnel from all nations through sports activities, thus enabling the physical training, military readiness and education for them.
The organization aims to enhance mutual respect and solidarity and promote peace.