Rugby player tours Europe with combined services team

A Ramstein rugby player has been selected to participate in a five-nation European tour July 3 to 18 as a member of the U. S. Combined Services Men’s Rugby Team.
Airman 1st Class Kenton Lewis assigned to the 735th Civil Engineer Squadron, has been invited to participate in this year’s tour.
Airman Lewis has played rugby for four years after picking up the game at Brigham Young University, Hawaii.
This will be Lewis’ first Combined Services tour.
The tour will start and end in Germany, and includes stops in the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic and France.
The trip marks the 10th bi-annual tour in the history of the Combined Services program.
The Combined Services Team consists of players from all five branches of the service who have been invited to play based on their performance and potential as members of their respective service teams.
The Combined Services program provides an avenue for military players to compete for selection to the U.S. Men’s National Rugby Team.
The players selected for this tour have shown commitment to becoming the best rugby players in the U.S. military.
The honor of representing the military services in competition against some of the best rugby players in the world is not easily obtained. The privilege of participation in these competitive events reflects greatly upon the invited personnel and their commands.
For more information about the tour, contact Staff Sgt. Dominic Budzisz at 379-5122, or e-mail at budziszdj@266fc (Courtesy U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command)