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Ellsworth SVS Airman makes Air Force boxing team

SAN ANTONIO -- After two weeks of intense training and one tournament, nine Airmen were selected to represent the Air Force at the Armed Forces Boxing Championship at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Feb. 6 to 11.

Among those selected was Airman 1st Class Andre Penn, 28th Services Squadron, who was the subject of the Jan. 6 Black Hills Bandit article, “Mastering the ‘Sweet Science.’”

The other boxers are:

• 1st Lt. Rodney Ellison, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.

• Senior Airman Celsa Reyes, F.E. Warren AFB

• Staff Sgt. Richard Mora, Tinker AFB, Okla.

• Staff Sgt. Charmaine Carrington, Lackland AFB, Texas

• Senior Airman Emma Atolagbe, Langley AFB, Va.

• Senior Airman Hector Ramos, Travis AFB, Calif.

• Senior Airman LaJoyce Gossett, Osan Air Base, South Korea,

• Senior Airmen Gary Griffin, Stuart Air National Guard Base, N.Y.

“First thing I looked for when selecting the team, is the ability the individual showed in following instructions, the coaches during the camp and matches,” said Tech. Sgt. Ronald Simms, Air Force Boxing Team coach.

“They also need to have a strong work ethic and had to show the ability to execute the technical aspects being taught to them here at camp,” he said.