NIOC Georgia Sailors Continue Winning Streak at Annual Army-Navy Game


Story Number: NNS141215-26Release Date: 12/15/2014 5:16:00 PM
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By Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class Josephine Delauney, Navy Information Operations Command Georgia Public Affairs

FORT GORDON, Ga. (NNS) -- Sailors from the Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia continued their winning streak on Dec. 13 at the annual Army-Navy Game Day event at Fort Gordon.

The Army-Navy Game Day event involves two football games, one between local high school Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) units and the other between active-duty military participants.

Soldiers and Sailors stationed at Fort Gordon have participated in the annual football game for the last decade. The game is played before the televised broadcast of the Army-Navy football game, which this year took place in Baltimore.

The ceremony began at 11 a.m. with a traditional flag line of players and veteran service members, as a wreath was placed along the football field to honor fallen heroes.

Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Joseph Obleton performed "Taps" and the NIOC Georgia Choir sang the national anthem.

The first game was between the Navy JROTC of Greenbrier High School and the Army JROTC of Lakeside High School with the Army claiming the victory 6-0.

Following the Junior ROTC game, Soldiers in the Basic Officer Leader Course, represented the Army and Sailors from NIOC Georgia, led by Cryptologic Technician(Technical) 1st Class Kellan Parker, took the field for their annual match.

The Navy continued their winning streak with a 20-2 victory.

The winners of both football games received a trophy from the Lt. Col. Jimmie A. Dyess, Marine Corps League of Augusta.

The annual Army-Navy NCAA college football rivalry is a tradition that originated 124 years ago. It has been played annually since 1930 between the teams of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.

The Navy midshipmen won the official game by a score of 17-10. Navy leads the all-time series with a record of 59 wins, 49 losses, and 7 ties.

For more news from Navy Information Operations Command Georgia, visit www.navy.mil/local/niocg/.


For more news from Navy Information Operations Command Georgia, visit www.navy.mil/local/niocg/.

 
 
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