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Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and Shriever AFB, Colo., ball hockey players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and Shriever AFB, Colo., ball hockey players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and Shriever AFB, Colo., ball hockey players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and Shriever AFB, Colo., ball hockey players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

Bowlers compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

Bowlers compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

A bowler chooses a bowling ball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

A bowler chooses a bowling ball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

A softball player waits to hit the ball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

A softball player waits to hit the ball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, left; Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander, center; and Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, right; address the crowd before the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, left; Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander, center; and Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, right; address the crowd before the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Volleyball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Volleyball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Senior Airman Jacob Horton, 460th Contracting Flight contracting specialist, squats during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Senior Airman Jacob Horton, 460th Contracting Flight contracting specialist, squats during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

2nd Lt. James MacAndrew, 2nd Space Warning Squadron mission crew commander, grabs the football in mid-air during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

2nd Lt. James MacAndrew, 2nd Space Warning Squadron mission crew commander, grabs the football in mid-air during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Corn hole players toss bean bags during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)
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Corn hole players toss bean bags during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

A table tennis player hits the ball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)
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A table tennis player hits the ball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte/Released)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. and Peterson AFB, Colo. members compete against each other for 1st place in soccer during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)
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Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. and Peterson AFB, Colo. members compete against each other for 1st place in soccer during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and Peterson AFB, Colo., compete against each other for first place in Basketball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)
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Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and Peterson AFB, Colo., compete against each other for first place in Basketball during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. and Peterson AFB, Colo. members compete against each other for 1st place in soccer during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)
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Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. and Peterson AFB, Colo. members compete against each other for 1st place in soccer during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley AFB, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)

Basketball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)
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Basketball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)

Softball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)
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Softball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)

Basketball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)
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Basketball players compete against each other for 1st place during the Tri-Wing Sports Day competition May 20, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases and is intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition. The bases competed against each other in over 15 sports such as volleyball, football, tennis and softball among others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Team Buckley hosted and won the 2nd annual Air Force Space Command Tri-Wing Sports Day competitions May 20 on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.   

"It was a great opportunity for both competition and camaraderie," said Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander.

Tri-Wing Sports Day is held once a year between the three Air Force Space Command bases in Colorado -- Buckley AFB, Peterson AFB, and Shriver AFB.  The festivities promoted healthy, active lifestyles and friendly competition.

"It's really important for the Airmen on base to get themselves in the activities because when you get on a team, you learn how to work with a team," said Alan Muriera, 460th Medical Group health and wellness director. "You're open to a diverse crowd.  Like on our team we had civilians, officers and enlisted Airmen, it's really a good bonding experience."

The three bases competed against each other in over 15 sports to see who would take home the tri-wing cup.

"Everyone won as we formed bonds on the fields of friendly strife that will serve us well over many years to come in the Air Force," Wagner said. "There were multiple soccer match shootouts, last second basketball wins, new powerlifting records, cycling leaders averaging 30 mph over the course, and much more that proved our teams are fit to fight together,"

I think it boosts morale because it makes everything more like a team, said Colin Hune, 460th Medical Group pharmacy technician. It brings everybody together doing the same thing, same job and same mission.
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