• FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Defenders on the officers team attempt to intercept a pass as the receiver waits for the sailing pigskin with open arms during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012, with the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Defenders on the officers team attempt to intercept a pass as the receiver waits for the sailing pigskin with open arms during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- The coach for the non-commissioned officer side, Sgt. Maj. Eric Davis, the operations Sgt. Maj. for 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, holds the toilet bowl trophy awarded after the first annual Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- The coach for the non-commissioned officer side, Sgt. Maj. Eric Davis, the operations Sgt. Maj. for 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, holds the toilet bowl trophy awarded after...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- An NCO ball carrier looks for an opening as defenders close in during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- An NCO ball carrier looks for an opening as defenders close in during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012. With the officers...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- As defenders put the pressure on the quarterback for the non-commissioned officers team, he slings the football towards his receiver during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- As defenders put the pressure on the quarterback for the non-commissioned officers team, he slings the football towards his receiver during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- As an NCO receiver prepares to catch the ball, the defenders are ready to swarm to stop anymore yardage gained on the play during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- As an NCO receiver prepares to catch the ball, the defenders are ready to swarm to stop anymore yardage gained on the play during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- A defender attempts to cutoff the NCOs ball carrier as his blocker keeps the sideline clear for his quarterback during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- A defender attempts to cutoff the NCOs ball carrier as his blocker keeps the sideline clear for his quarterback during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Players on both sides go up for the ball after a busted pass play as it hangs in the air during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Players on both sides go up for the ball after a busted pass play as it hangs in the air during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- NCO defenders put the pressure on the quarterback for the officers team, who has to scramble free during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- NCO defenders put the pressure on the quarterback for the officers team, who has to scramble free during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Defenders attempt to catch the speeding quarterback for the officers team who is racing down the field with the ball towards the end zone during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Defenders attempt to catch the speeding quarterback for the officers team who is racing down the field with the ball towards the end zone during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Defenders attempt to catch the streaking quarterback for the non-commissioned officers team who is racing towards the end zone during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Defenders attempt to catch the streaking quarterback for the non-commissioned officers team who is racing towards the end zone during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Players on both sides watch as the quarterback for the Non-commissioned officers team attempts to complete a pass to his receiver during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Players on both sides watch as the quarterback for the Non-commissioned officers team attempts to complete a pass to his receiver during the first annual 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne...

  • FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- The quarterback for the officers team attempts to complete a pass to his receiver as defenders put the pressure on during the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, first annual Turkey Bowl, November 21, 2012.  With the officers managing to edge the non-commissioned officers by one touchdown to claim victory at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- The quarterback for the officers team attempts to complete a pass to his receiver as defenders put the pressure on during the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, first annual...

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Non-commissioned officers and officers from 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, restarted a storied Army tradition with a clash on the gridiron in the first annual Turkey Bowl, Nov. 21, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

"We love football!" said Lt. Col. Gregory Beaudoin, commander of the 1-506th In Regt., 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., "Used to be when the Army was slower paced, every Thanksgiving you would have a football game of NCOs against officers."

The two teams made up of battalion's NCOs on one side in black T-shirts and the officer's on the other side in red t-shirts, were looking across the field at each other with the thought that someone is losing their lunch money expression.

Just another friendly game of flag football indeed!

"The NCOs and officers came together to have a good game", said Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Velez of the 1-506th In Regt., 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., "This game helps to bring everyone together and develop an espirit de corp and teamwork in the unit."

In the end after all the running ,yelling, shoving and throwing the pig skin around the time limit expired and the officers won by one touchdown.

To recognize the loosing team, a toilet seat with a picture of a command team member representing the respective losing side was presented immediately upon completion of the game.

"This award will be given to the losing team", said Sgt. Maj. Eric Davis, the operations Sgt. Maj. for the 1-506th In. Regt., 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., "And unfortunately the NCOs lost this time."

"At the end of the day we will all be on the same team with this level of energy, focused on winning no matter what, that's where it counts!" said Col. Val. Keaveny the commander of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., "With this level of energy no other team can beat us at the end of the day."

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