U.S. Africa Command Team Wins USAG Stuttgart Commander’s Cup

November 8, 2010

By Gunnery Sgt. Dennis Dougherty Jr., USAFRICOM Sports Council Representative

 In only our second year of participation in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart sports programs the U.S. Africa Command team has won (earned!) the USAG Stuttgart Commander’s Cup! 

 We couldn’t have done it without all the great folks that volunteered to coach teams, took off time to come out and play on those teams and those that came and cheered/supported our teams.  Thank you to those teams that entered into the community runs (Great Pumpkin Race, Run to Remember, etc) which were an integral part of us beating U.S. European Command in points (210 to 181).

Again, we couldn’t have done it without the players and coaches (following are a list of coaches):

Quincey Collins – Indoor Soccer.

Petty Officer 1st Class Alvin Solomon – Flag Football.

Mr. Craig Jones – Softball.

Tech. Sgt. Stephen Sipes and Maj. Jason Carville – Volleyball.

Mr. Kirk Jones – 2009 Basketball; Cmdr. Mark Innes – 2010 Basketball.

Petty Officer 1st Class (Intel Specialist) Nathan Robinette and many others that have probably slipped my mind – Bowling Team(s).

Mr. Chris Boling – Golf Team). 

 I hope I didn’t miss anyone.

EUCOM did not make this accomplishment easy, we were neck and neck until the very end.  Not only did Africa Command have a good showing for the Great Pumpkin Race and Indoor Soccer (2nd place!).  Our Flag Football team sealed the deal with a perfect season (8 wins and 0 losses) and 4 playoff wins to take the championship!

As soon as MWR has the trophy prepared and ready for presentation, they will present at the next tenant’s meeting.

Additionally, my new assistant who will follow on as my replacement is Staff Sgt. Andrew Moore (AFRICOM’s Information Knowledge and Development Directorate –Analysis and Production Division).  Let’s start working on defending our championship!

Gunnery Sgt. Dennis Dougherty Jr.

USAFRICOM Sports Council Representative

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge

AFRICOM IKD Operations and Plans


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