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Edition: Thu, January 05, 2006
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The Institution provides the people, resources, quality of life, and infrastructure critical to the success of our Army. The Institutional base of the Army develops proud and disciplined Soldiers and leaders committed to Army values and living the Warrior Ethos. It serves as the foundation on which we will continue to accomplish our enduring mission of providing relevant and ready land forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies.

Dr. Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the United States Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

U.S. Army All-American Bowl

The 6th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl will showcase the best high-school football players in the nation as it airs nationally on NBC on Saturday, January 7, 2006, at 12:00 CST/1:00pm EST. The bowl will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

The bowl will also showcase Army equipment and troops. Soldiers will participate in the pre-game and halftime shows, including a number who received medals in Iraq and Afghanistan.

- The Army is proud to sponsor opportunities that help youth achieve their potential. The athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl share many of the characteristics that make Soldiers strong, including leadership, teamwork, commitment to excellence and a desire to make a difference as members of a team.

- The U.S. Army National Band Competition will follow the game at 4 p.m. and feature competition among the nation's top high-school marching bands. A U.S. Army Cheer Clinic for high-school cheerleaders will also take place this weekend in San Antonio with a guest appearance from the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

Since 2001, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game has gathered the finest high school football players in the nation for an exciting clash of all-stars. This year, the game also celebrates the 2006 PARADE All-America High School Football Player of the Year, Mitch Mustain--who will be given a special award on gameday.

See websites for more information on the event:
U.S. Army All-American Bowl site
U.S. Army All-American Bowl information
www.goarmy.com
U.S. Army All-American Bowl Report
U.S. Army All-American Bowl website

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

Declassified - The Taliban
Thursday, January 5 at 10:00pm EST on the History Channel .

To the United States and the Soviet Union, Afghanistan was always a pawn in a much bigger game. First the Soviets bought them off and then the US sent in arms. The Russians sent in troops and we sent in the CIA to train the Mujahedin to kill Russians. But then came the Taliban and the pawns started moving on their own... The untold story of how the pieces turned on the players and the jihad came to Kabul and the streets of New York.

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Modern Marvels- Military Movers on the
History Channel
, Thursday, January 5, 2006, at 7:00pm EST

Move millions of soldiers and tons of cargo halfway around the world and into the thick of action by using the biggest ships, the widest planes, and the strongest trucks. Today, military planners move men and equipment further and faster than ever. The United States Transportation Command, answering to the Department of Defense, runs military transport like an efficient private shipping and travel agency. From the Civil War to US Transcom, track the development of military logistics.

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