Hundreds of athletes and spectators representing eight military installations across the Mid-Atlantic region converged on Belvoir’s Wells Field House and Graves Fitness Center, Saturday and Sunday to compete in the 2019 Veterans Day Invitational Basketball tournament.

The annual, double-elimination tournament observes the holiday established to honor those who have served in the nation’s armed forces and gives the region’s most accomplished players a chance to face off in Washington Area Military Athletic Conference-level competition before the official WAMAC season kicks off in December.

Military District of Washington-National Capital Region sponsored the tournament which included intense matchups between Fort Belvoir, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Dover Air Force Base, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Camp Lejeune, Naval Support Activity-Bethesda and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Sixth-seeded JB Langley-Eustis ultimately triumphed in the championship final, downing NSA-Bethesda for the title crown.

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Final results

Champion Joint Base


Runner up NSA-Bethesda

3rd Place

Camp Lejeune

4th Place


5th Place

Dover AFB


7th Place


Fort Belvoir