Saving the ball
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANSBACH, Germany (May 5, 2016) -- The volleyball team from H Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, scrambles for the ball. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, took the garrison-level championship during the... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Volleyball
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANSBACH, Germany (May 5, 2016) -- Members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, volleyball team keep their eye on the ball during the final game of the regular season. HHC took the garrison-level championship dur... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
At the net
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANSBACH, Germany (May 5, 2016) -- Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, in red, took the garrison-level championship during the 2016 USAG Ansbach Unit Volleyball Championship at Katterbach Fitness Center Tuesday. Both H... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

ANSBACH, Germany (May 4, 2016) -- Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, took the garrison-level championship during the 2016 USAG Ansbach Unit Volleyball Championship at Katterbach Fitness Center Tuesday.

Both HHC and the rival team from H Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, qualified to move onto the IMCOM -- Europe Unit Volleyball Championship games at Hohenfels, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, which are set to take place May 13 through 15.

Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander, thanked both teams for competing and moving on to represent the garrison at the IMCOM -- Europe level. He presented trophies to both teams and to the most valuable player.

First Lt. Haley Freeman, the HHC's team captain, earned "most valuable player" during the game. HHC's first game of the season was against H Company, and HHC lost.

"Both teams improved a lot throughout the season, so it was great to play them as our final game and win against them," said Freeman. "Now we're even."

Freeman played volleyball before joining the Army and has played volleyball in the Army for the past three years.

"The Army's a very competitive place, and especially when you're all together pitted against an adversary, whether that be another company or what-have-you, it's very easy to work together," said Freeman.

To learn more about the USAG Ansbach sports and fitness programs, visit "USAG Ansbach Sports and Fitness" in the "Related Links" section on this page.

To see more photos of the event, visit "2016 USAG Ansbach Unit Volleyball Championship photo album" in the "Related Links" section on this page.

Related Links:

USAG Ansbach Sports and Fitness

<i>Ansbach Hometown Herald</i>: USAG Ansbach's news site

"Two volleyball teams vie for victory, both move to next level" on the <i>Ansbach Hometown Herald</i>

USAG Ansbach's official home page

<i>Franconian News</i>: USAG Ansbach's official Army News page

2016 USAG Ansbach Unit Volleyball Championship photo album