Pacific Air Forces will be represented at the National Military Basketball Tournament, scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, one of the co-founders of the 10-year-old tournament told Stars and Stripes.

The Misawa Jets, who won the Osan Pacificwide Holiday Tournament last December in Korea, are one of eight at-large selections in the tournament, scheduled for May 25-28 and featuring 17 total men’s teams and five women’s squads.

Playing for the Jets will be All-Armed Forces swingman Darian Donald. He played in the Osan tournament and last November was part of an All-Armed Forces team that won the International Military Sports Council (CISM) tournament at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

Donald was coached at SHAPE by one of the National Military tournament’s co-founders, Carl Little, the All-Armed Forces coach. Little, 37, is an Army captain from Norfolk, Va., who at one time was Air Force enlisted from 1999-2010 and played for the Kadena base team.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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