Battle of the Badges pits security forces, firefighters in friendly competition

Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron and 100th Civil Engineer Squadron compete against the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters in a game of dodgeball during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges is hosted annually and rotates between RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. Instead of declaring winners, the event is designed to build camaraderie among first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron and 100th Civil Engineer Squadron compete against the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters in a game of dodgeball during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges is hosted annually and rotates between RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. Instead of declaring winners, the event is designed to build camaraderie among first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

From left, Jamie Greenaway, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron civilian firefighter, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Scofield and U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Andrew Ibarra, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department firefighters play soccer during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30,  2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges was developed as an opportunity for first responders to better develop relationships on and off-base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

From left, Jamie Greenaway, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron civilian firefighter, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Scofield and U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Andrew Ibarra, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department firefighters play soccer during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges was developed as an opportunity for first responders to better develop relationships on and off-base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron compete against a team from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges is an annual competition between security forces and firefighters across the Air Force, usually in conjunction with 9/11 recognition ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron compete against a team from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges is an annual competition between security forces and firefighters across the Air Force, usually in conjunction with 9/11 recognition ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

Airmen from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department take a break from a soccer game during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges was initiated to build camaraderie between the first responders. The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted this year’s competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

Airmen from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department take a break from a soccer game during the Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Battle of the Badges was initiated to build camaraderie between the first responders. The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted this year’s competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jashawn Sherrill, 100th Security Forces Squadron commander’s support staff personnelist, plays a game of basketball during the Battle of the Badges Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Events such as the Battle of the Badges are designed to foster good communication between first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jashawn Sherrill, 100th Security Forces Squadron commander’s support staff personnelist, plays a game of basketball during the Battle of the Badges Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Events such as the Battle of the Badges are designed to foster good communication between first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

From left, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Scofield and Tech. Sgt. Andrew Ibarra (red jerseys), 48th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Greg Wasiewski, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, compete during the first round of games for the annual Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. In addition to soccer, the competition included games of basketball and dodgeball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

From left, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Scofield and Tech. Sgt. Andrew Ibarra (red jerseys), 48th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Greg Wasiewski, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, compete during the first round of games for the annual Battle of the Badges, Sept. 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. In addition to soccer, the competition included games of basketball and dodgeball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England -- The Battle of the Badges is hosted annually and rotates between RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. Instead of declaring winners, the event is designed to build camaraderie among first responders. The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted this year’s competition.