Army Accepts Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Bid

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    Very proud of the Army Knights. They had a great year, and they deserve a good bowl game. The Armed Forces bowl is an excellent bowl. Normally it's at TCU's stadium, but the wrecker ball started hitting that stadium last week. So it will be played at SMU stadium. Air Force has played that bowl game the last 3 years. Excellent turnout and weather. You done did good army. Congrats.

    P.S. You still have one more other BIG GAME LEFT....... BEAT NAVY!!!!!
     
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    This is great. We lived on post at WP the years of the 1 win season and when Navy finally surpassed Army in total wins for the series. This gives me hope that this trend will continue to fix itself and right the natural order of things :p
     
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    If? There's no if about it.
     
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    ROCK ON KNIGHTS!!! :w00t: :rockon:

    Gotta love my "brothers/sisters" from the Hudson...a great "turn around" and a well-earned bowl bid!!!

    Now...let's ALL win them!!! :thumb:

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    Ah, now I have a reason to watch. :wink:

    AFI to present Great American Patriot Award to Adm Thad Allen USCG (Ret) at Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executive Committee of the Armed Forces Bowl is honored to present the 2010 Great American Patriot Award to Admiral Thad Allen, United States Coast Guard (Retired). The award will be presented by Armed Forces Insurance (afi.org), sponsor of the award and the Official Insurance Partner of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (http://www.armedforcesbowl.com/).

    Recently retired from his post as 23rd commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Allen became a household name when he led a unified response to the worst oil spill in U.S. history earlier this year, according to Col. Tom Dials (U.S. Army, Retired), AFI chairman.

    "We're proud to play a part in recognizing the contributions of Admiral Allen, who, like our many AFI members, has dedicated his life to serving our country," Dials said. "This award, which is given to a military leader who has worked tirelessly to make the U.S. a better and safer place for all citizens, honors Admiral Allen's steadfast commitment to our nation's safety during his 39-year military career."

    Admiral Allen will accept the award from Dials and General Craig McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau, during halftime of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl game on December 30, which will feature teams from Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference. Prior to the kickoff at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Admiral Allen will conduct the coin toss between the two teams, along with leading an induction ceremony for new recruits.

    A 1971 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Admiral Allen has provided inspired leadership during times of great crisis in his nearly 40 years with the U.S. Coast Guard, Dials said. In addition to his role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery efforts, he is most widely recognized as the principal federal official for Hurricane Katrina and Rita response and recovery operations throughout the Gulf region in 2005. Admiral Allen also led the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area response following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
     
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    Admiral Allen has quite a track record as an accomplished "fixer and doer" and not just a talking head who doesn't get out with troops doing the job- he seems like about as good a choice for that award as anyone I can think of. I hope that we see him back in the Government in some other capacity in the future- a little competence would be an excellent addition to the government! So- congratulations to Adm Allen for this honor.
    However, I am going to watch this game primarily as a show of support for Army football's resurrection and hope to see them win their second consecutive game - following their defeat of Navy!
     
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    I have to add:

    Adm Allen is a RAND fellow now. :D
     

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