Contributor: Ariel Saltin, member of the AAF Women's Soccer Team
"We are the All Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team, a group of 18 women representing four branches of the US Armed Services (Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force) competing in the 1st Women’s Football Military World Cup in Rennes, France.
We began our journey three weeks ago in Tampa, Florida with a trial camp and team selections. We were brought together from all over the world from Hawaii to California to Japan to England to train and compete at the international level. It’s been really difficult but incredible and rewarding to come together for such a short period of time and compete against teams who do this year round.
Our jobs run the gamut from engineer to nurse to helicopter pilot, and our ages range from 23 to 35. It is our privilege and honor to serve and represent our nation on and off the pitch. This opportunity, provided to us by the International Council of Military Sports (CISM), is an incredible forum to foster international friendship through the sport we all love."
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We have tons of photos and we’ll be posting lots of videos soon too :)