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JBSA-Lackland Airmen invited to All-Air Force Women's Softball camp

By Jose T. Garza III | JBSA-Lackland Public Affairs | Aug. 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Three Airmen from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland were recently invited to All-Air Force Women's Softball training camp.

Staff Sgt. Lyndsay Moen and Senior Airmen Elizabeth Ferry and Amber Berish will all vie for roster spots during trials to be held Aug. 27-Sept. 12 at JBSA-Randolph.

If they make the cut, the Airmen will be part of a 15-player roster -coached by Senior Master Sergeant Salomon Vieyra, an Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency functional manager at JBSA-Lackland- that will compete at the Armed Forces Women's Softball Championships Sept. 13-19 in Fort Sill, Okla. The team took a silver medal in last year's competition, placing second behind the gold medal winning Army team.

Moen, a first time invitee and member of the 59th Clinical Support Group intramural softball team and JBSA-Lackland Warhawks Women's Softball Team, will be trying out as an outfielder. She said she will not take the opportunity presented to her for granted and is aware that she has to "cut the rock" to make the team.

"I have to be able to make good hard, solid hits," the 59th Medical Wing nutritionist explained. "We all know that there are many great defensive players out there, but it's your offense that will really determine the fate of the game."

Ferry, a player on the 433rd Electronic Warfare Squadron intramural softball team, is also trying out for the first time as an outfielder and is eager to display her passion for softball during tryouts.

"I've been playing for eight years now," said the 433rd Electronic Warfare signals analyst. "I get in the zone when I play and it's something that I am good at. I am going into camp determined and plan to give it my all."

Berish, a first baseman who tried out for the team in 2009, noted she has to bring her A-game as well.

"I have been working 5 to 10 hours a week on my strength and hitting power," said the 433rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron health administrator. "I hope I contribute enough to make the team."

For more information on how to register to participate in All-Air Force Sports programs, visit www.myairforcelife.com/Sports/.