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Reserve Citizen Airman to represent Air Force at triathlon championship again

2018 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jamie Turner, wearing her Air Force Ironman uniform, stands in front of a C-17 Globemaster III on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 21, 2010. Captain Turner is training to swim 2.4-miles through ocean waves, bike 112 miles and run a 26.2-mile marathon through challenging lava-covered terrain. Selected as one of 1,800 Ironman World Championship competitors, she will test her endurance in one of the top athletic challenges the sports world has to offer. Captain Turner is a pilot with the 315th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/James M. Bowman)

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Maj. Jamie Turner, 317th Airlift Squadron pilot, once again was selected by Air Force officials as one of the representatives donning the Air Force jersey at the 2018 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship.

The DoD sporting event will take place June 6-10 at Naval Base Ventura County, California. If nominated at the Armed Forces Championship, members will advance to compete at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Military Triathlon Championship at Lidkoping, Sweden, June 13-18.

Turner has been an active participant in the Air Force Sports program for nearly a decade. This is her 7th year representing the Air Force in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship.

“I am thrilled to be able to participate in this year's Armed Forces Triathlon Championship at Point Mugu, Calif!” Turner said. “It's extremely exciting to represent the Air Force on a national level and an honor to have an opportunity to compete from an international perspective representing the United States military.”

“I am looking forward to seeing all my brothers and sisters at this year's race to bring home the Gold for the Air Force and hopefully the United States at the World Championship in Sweden,” Turner added.

With commander’s concurrence, request placement of these participants on PTDY (permissive temporary duty) for 13 days to compete in the 2018 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship and CISM Triathlon Championship.