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Hurlburt Field hosts Air Force men’s volleyball team

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Parker, an outside hitter in the Air Force volleyball team, sits in the cock-pit of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. Parker is assigned to the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Parker, an outside hitter in the Air Force volleyball team, sits in the cock-pit of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. Parker is assigned to the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Members of the Air Force volleyball team walk to a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft static display during a tour at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. Out of more than 50 applicants, 18 Airmen tried out and 12 Airmen made the team for the 2017 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Members of the Air Force volleyball team walk to a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft static display during a tour at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. Out of more than 50 applicants, 18 Airmen tried out and 12 Airmen made the team for the 2017 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

2nd Lt. Kekai Nu'uhiwa, a center in the Air Force volleyball team, left, and 1st Lt. Kevin Plascencia, a middle blocker on the Air Force volleyball team, peer out of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. The team was invited on a tour of the CV-22 22 to learn about its capabilities and mission within the Air Force Special Operations Command. After the tour, the team assembled to practice for future volleyball games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

2nd Lt. Kekai Nu'uhiwa, a center in the Air Force volleyball team, left, and 1st Lt. Kevin Plascencia, a middle blocker on the Air Force volleyball team, peer out of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. The team was invited on a tour of the CV-22 22 to learn about its capabilities and mission within the Air Force Special Operations Command. After the tour, the team assembled to practice for future volleyball games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

The Air Force volleyball team stand in front of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. The team was invited on a tour of the CV-22 22 to learn about its capabilities and mission within the Air Force Special Operations Command. After the tour, the team assembled to practice for future volleyball games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

The Air Force volleyball team stand in front of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11, 2017. The team was invited on a tour of the CV-22 22 to learn about its capabilities and mission within the Air Force Special Operations Command. After the tour, the team assembled to practice for future volleyball games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

The Air Force men’s volleyball team discusses practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Out of more than 50 applicants, 18 Airmen tried out and 12 Airmen made the team for the 2017 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

The Air Force men’s volleyball team discusses practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Out of more than 50 applicants, 18 Airmen tried out and 12 Airmen made the team for the 2017 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Capt. Karl Grosselin, the coach of the Air Force volleyball team, removes volleyballs from a basket during a practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. This is Grosselin’s first year coaching the Air Force team, but he played on the team the past four seasons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Capt. Karl Grosselin, the coach of the Air Force volleyball team, removes volleyballs from a basket during a practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. This is Grosselin’s first year coaching the Air Force team, but he played on the team the past four seasons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Parker, an outside hitter with the Air Force men’s volleyball teams, serves a volleyball during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Parker is assigned to the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Parker, an outside hitter with the Air Force men’s volleyball teams, serves a volleyball during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Parker is assigned to the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Airman 1st Class Sean Davies, the libero with the Air Force men’s volleyball team, has his hand wrapped to prevent injury during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. In volleyball, a libero is a defensive specialist and is not limited to the normal rotations standards that other players must follow. Davies is assigned to 460th Operations Supports Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Airman 1st Class Sean Davies, the libero with the Air Force men’s volleyball team, has his hand wrapped to prevent injury during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. In volleyball, a libero is a defensive specialist and is not limited to the normal rotations standards that other players must follow. Davies is assigned to 460th Operations Supports Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Capt. Karl Grosselin, the coach of the Air Force men’s volleyball team, serves a volleyball during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Grosselin is assigned to the Space Superiority Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Capt. Karl Grosselin, the coach of the Air Force men’s volleyball team, serves a volleyball during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Grosselin is assigned to the Space Superiority Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

1st Lt. Kevin Plascencia, a middle blocker with the Air Force men’s volleyball team, shakes hands with a teammate during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Plascencia, assigned to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., was one of 12 selected from 50 applicants for the 2017 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)
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1st Lt. Kevin Plascencia, a middle blocker with the Air Force men’s volleyball team, shakes hands with a teammate during practice at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 23, 2017. Plascencia, assigned to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., was one of 12 selected from 50 applicants for the 2017 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – -- The Air Force volleyball team held try outs and a training camp at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 11-25, 2017. Out of more than 50 applicants, 18 Airmen tried out and 12 Airmen made the team for the 2017 season. In addition to tryouts and training camp, the team toured a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron. Additionally, the team competed against local men’s volleyball teams to hone their skills. The team is scheduled to compete in the Armed Forces Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 26.