Two South Korea-based soldiers chosen for the All-Armed Forces volleyball teams will compete for Team USA in the 27th International Military Sports Council (CISM) championships later this month at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
The only CISM championship to be hosted by the U.S. military this year is scheduled for June 10-18 at Huachuca’s Barnes Field House. The men’s field includes teams from Canada, China, Cyprus, Germany, India, South Korea, the Netherlands and Qatar as well as Team USA. Canada, China, the Netherlands and United States will enter women’s teams.
Marci King, a first lieutenant, and Poasa Masaniai, a specialist, were selected to their respective women’s and men’s All-Armed Forces teams following last month’s All-Armed Forces tournament at Fort Huachuca. Each is assigned to the 362nd Signal Company at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul.
King’s All-Army team won the women’s title with a 5-1 record, outdistancing second-place Air Force (3-3), while Masaniai and the All-Army men (2-4) finished third behind champion Air Force (6-0) and Navy (4-2) in the All-Armed Forces tournament, which ended May 17.
Other overseas servicemembers selected to the All-Armed Forces team were Louis Caraballo of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Cassie Sepulveda of Keflavik Air Base in Iceland.