ICYMI ... Department of the Air Force Gaming

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VIDEO | 02:20 | Air Force Gaming

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- In case you missed it … Department of the Air Force Gaming, founded in 2019, digitally connects Airmen and Guardians through their shared love of gaming.

Managed by the Air Force Services Center, DAF Gaming is focused on supporting Air Force resiliency and retention through a global esports effort that delivers community experiences and competitive leagues.

Currently, more than 25,000 Total Force gamers participate, including active-duty Airmen and Guardians, Guard and Reserve, as well as Defense Department civilians.

DAF Gaming managers with the AFSVC recently expanded the program by adding a second league -- DAF Gaming Minor League. Similar to installation intramural sports, the minor league is open to gamers of all ages, including retirees and young family members.

After two seasons and with a third season underway, the success of DAF Gaming will keep growing, bringing Air Force and Space Force Gaming to communities while empowering them to practice, compete and build camaraderie, leadership and connectedness, AFSVC officials said.

“One adage that I’ve always disliked is ‘it’s not about who wins or loses, it’s about how you play the game.’ But, with DAF Gaming, it’s 100% true,” said Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander. “We’re all about bringing our armed forces together, building communities and enjoying friendly, spirited competition along the way.”

Find out more about the program at www.airforcegaming.com.