JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
The 902nd Security Forces Squadron captured the Turkey Bowl championship with a 48-7 rout of the Air Force Security Forces Center Nov. 12 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Warhawk Field.
The football championship was the squadron’s first, but “it won’t be our last,” said Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Reynolds, 902nd SFS security forces manager. He praised his teammates for their teamwork and humility.
“Football is an American tradition and so is winning,” he said. “There’s no greater feeling than trouncing your rivals at this country’s greatest sport in honor of the principles and dedication that founded this country and gives it the strength to continuously prosper.”
A total of six security forces units across JBSA competed in the annual Turkey Bowl.
“This tournament provides an opportunity for the security forces squadrons to break bread during this time of year when they need it most,” said Senior Master Sgt. George Bibb, 502nd Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent and the tournament’s organizer. “All Defenders love competition, but we also know we are all on the same team.”
The 902nd SFS shared Bibb’s sentiments. “People get to see folks from previous military duty assignments or those they work with in the JBSA community,” said Maj. Brandon Edge, 902nd SFS Defender. “The tournament offered an opportunity for the squadrons to display their teamwork.”
Reynolds called the Turkey Bowl a “great opportunity” for fellow Defenders to have fun and understand the battles they encounter on a daily basis.
“I’m sure this tournament will spark new rivalries and help improve teamwork, increase physical fitness and interaction amongst JBSA Security Forces Squadrons,” he said.
“The winning teams gets to show off the Turkey Bowl trophy that was earned for defeating other Security Forces units from across JBSA for 364 days,” Bibb said.
Bibb looks forward to a “bigger and better” Turkey Bowl next year when the Security Forces Squadrons once again clash for JBSA supremacy.