• An Army Sustainment Command Soldier kicks the ball during a game at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a few games. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    Rock Island Arsenal sports PT highlights team work

    An Army Sustainment Command Soldier kicks the ball during a game at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a few...

  • Army Sustainment Command Soldiers vie for the Frisbee during a Frisbee football game at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a few games. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    Rock Island Arsenal sports PT highlights team work

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers vie for the Frisbee during a Frisbee football game at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team"...

  • Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., servicemembers challenged each other during a game of soccer at the Arsenal sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a few games. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    Rock Island Arsenal sports PT highlights team work

    Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., servicemembers challenged each other during a game of soccer at the Arsenal sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a...

  • Army Sustainment Command Soldiers salute as Reveille plays during an early morning formation at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a few games. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    Rock Island Arsenal sports PT highlights team work

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers salute as Reveille plays during an early morning formation at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team"...

  • The breath of Army Sustainment Command Soldiers hangs in the cool morning air during a formation at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a few games. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    Rock Island Arsenal sports PT highlights team work

    The breath of Army Sustainment Command Soldiers hangs in the cool morning air during a formation at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one...

  • Army Spc. Luis Ochoa holds the Headquarters Company guidon during an early morning formation at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team" mentality and play a few games. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    Rock Island Arsenal sports PT highlights team work

    Army Spc. Luis Ochoa holds the Headquarters Company guidon during an early morning formation at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sports complex, Oct. 1. Arsenal servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, took time to reinforce the "one team"...

ROCK ISLAND, Ill.-Servicemembers, along with their civilian counterparts, highlighted their collective efforts by taking time to reinforce the "one team" mentality.

Active duty and Reserve Army, Marine Reserves, Navy, and civilians of Rock Island Arsenal gathered in the pre-dawn darkness at the Arsenal sports complex to play a few games, Oct. 1.

The men and women played several games of soccer, Frisbee football, and kickball with a military twist.

For instance, every time a runner scored in kickball, the defending team was penalized with extra repetitions of various exercises. Alternately, if the team "at bat" fouled or made an error, they were penalized. With Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake providing his critical refereeing eye, both teams managed quite a workout.

For the Frisbee footballers, extra concentration, situational awareness, and fancy footwork were necessary with the many players and Frisbees in play at any given time. Players scrambled for position and dodged each other in their attempts to snag the Frisbee.

With two soccer balls being bashed about, and so many players that both goals were defended by no less than two players, Marines and Soldiers battled it out for soccer field supremacy during several heated soccer games.

The sports games were organized by ASC Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine.

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