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Wright-Patt hosts Cleveland Cavaliers Wine and Gold scrimmage

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Cleveland Cavalier Collin Sexton poses for photos with fans Sept. 30, 2018, in an aircraft hangar on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, prior to playing in his team’s inter-squad scrimmage. The NBA team divided in to Wine and Gold squads for two 12-minute halves of play without scorekeeping. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Col. Adam Willis, 445th Airlift Wing commander, welcomes players from the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers on board one of their C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a base tour at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2018. After the aircraft tour the Cavaliers played their annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage for the first time in front of base Airmen and personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Mr. Adam Strang, 711th Human Performance Wing STRONG lab director, briefs players from the Cleveland Cavaliers on what their lab does during a tour of their facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Sept. 30, 2018. Players were also able to test out many of the inventions the strong lab has made to better understand the links between materials, technology, and warfighter performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing commander, administers the oath of enlistment to members of the Air Force Delayed Enlistment Program during half-time of the Cleveland Cavaliers Wine & Gold Scrimmage inside a 445th Airlift Wing hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2018. This is the first time the scrimmage, which consisted of two 12-minute periods, was played on a military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

A member of the Cleveland Cavaliers “wine” team takes a 3-point shot during the teams Wine & Gold Scrimmage inside a 445th Airlift Wing hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2018. This is the first time the scrimmage, which consisted of two 12-minute periods, was played on a military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Cleveland Cavalier J.R. Smith autographs a T-Shirt for a fan Sept. 30, 2018, in an aircraft hangar on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, prior to his team’s inter-squad scrimmage. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Tech. Sgt. Donald Ennis, 711th Human Performance Wing instructor, explains a test meant to help spatial recognition awareness to players from the Cleveland Cavaliers while they test it out during a tour of their facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2018. After the tour of the 711th the players visited the 445th Airlift Wing to tour a C-17 Globemaster III, before playing their annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage for the first time in front of base Airmen and personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Airman 1st Class Melan Smartt, Air Force Band of Flight vocalist, sings the national anthem prior to the Cleveland Cavalier’s Wine and Gold Scrimmage, Sept 30, 2018, in an aircraft hangar on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fans got the opportunity to get autographs and photos with the players before and after the practice game. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB

Senior Airman Aaliyah Lovett, 445th Airlift Wing flight medic, and Lt. Col. Romy Cabungcal, 445th Airlift Wing flight nurse, explain how they care for patients during air transport to players from the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers during the team’s tour of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2018. After the aircraft tour the Cavaliers played their annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage for the first time in front of base Airmen and personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Cleveland Cavaliers Visit Wright-Patterson AFB
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Staff Sgt. John McMullan, 711th Human Performance Wing aerospace physiology course director, explains the effect pulling multiple Gs has on the human body to players from the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers during a tour of their centrifuge at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2018. The centrifuge, which is the only one owned by the Department of Defense, is capable of allowing students to experience up to nine Gs or nine times the normal force of gravity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Cleveland Cavaliers put on a show for the Airmen at Wright-Patt bringing their annual Wine and Gold Scrimmage game here on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Set up in one of the hangars at the 445th Airlift Wing, more than a thousand Airmen and their family members had the opportunity to watch the Cavs up close, taking photos and getting autographs.

Prior to the game, the Cavaliers attended a luncheon with Airmen hosted by the Miami Valley Military Affairs Association followed by a tour at the 711th Human Performance Wing where they visited the centrifuge and learned about the latest in human performance research. The final stop of the tour ended at the game site with a walk through inside of a C-17.