The 2012 NATO Allied Air Command volleyball tournament held its opening ceremony Monday at RAF Lakenheath, England. Teams representing the air forces of six nations are competing for top honors.

In the tournament's first match, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe women's team defeated Germany, 15-11. Teams from Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and United Kingdom are also competing in the biennial event.

Play at Lakenheath Sports and Fitness Center wraps up Wednesday.

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