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Boots vs. Badges starts off 2017 SOMS

The ‘Boots’ team, made up of Keesler Airmen and Special Olympics athletes, pump each other up during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

The ‘Boots’ team, made up of Keesler Airmen and Special Olympics athletes, pump each other up during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

A Special Olympics athlete on the ‘Badges’ team serves the ball during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa)

A Special Olympics athlete on the ‘Badges’ team serves the ball during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa)

The ‘Boots’ team, made up of Keesler Airmen and Special Olympics athletes, pump each other up during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

The ‘Boots’ team, made up of Keesler Airmen and Special Olympics athletes, pump each other up during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

The ‘Badges’ team, made up of City of Biloxi police officers, firefighters and Special Olympics athletes, pose for a photo before the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The game was the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

The ‘Badges’ team, made up of City of Biloxi police officers, firefighters and Special Olympics athletes, pose for a photo before the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The game was the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

The ‘Boots’ and ‘Badges’ teams reset following a volley during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa)

The ‘Boots’ and ‘Badges’ teams reset following a volley during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa)

Staff Sgt. Eric Dasher, 335th Training Squadron military training leader and ‘Boots’ team head coach, waits to get a pie in the face after the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

Staff Sgt. Eric Dasher, 335th Training Squadron military training leader and ‘Boots’ team head coach, waits to get a pie in the face after the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

Airmen from the ‘Boots’ team pose for a photo after getting a pie in the face after the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

Airmen from the ‘Boots’ team pose for a photo after getting a pie in the face after the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The ‘Boots’ team, made up of Keesler Airmen and Special Olympics athletes, pump each other up during the Boots vs. Badges volleyball game at the Blake Fitness Center, May 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Airmen competed against City of Biloxi police officers and firefighters as the starting event for the 2017 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted on base for the 31st year May 19-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy)