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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"On behalf of the men and women of the United States Army All- American Bowl. The Army is proud to honor these outstanding high school student-athletes and musicians…"

View the complete 2011 Senior Leader All-American Bowl Message


WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"I am a firm believer that we should self-support first and only ask for support when we can't support ourselves. This initiative really embodies that concept of self-support and direct support."

-Lt. Col. James Geracci, division surgeon, 1st Cavalry Division, supports the idea of providing physical therapy at the unit level, in an effort to enhancing unit readiness and physical performance of Soldiers

New physical therapy clinic opens for First Team troopers

CALENDAR

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

2011: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

January:

Jan. 8: The U.S. Army All American-Bowl

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Remember! Celebrate! Act! A day On...Not A Day Off

February :

African American History Month

Congressional Budget Hearings


Feb 1-7: National Patient Recognition Week

Feb 23- 25: AUSA Winter Symposium

Spotlight

U.S. Army All-America Bowl - January 8, 2011

Army website of interest:
Army Values

TODAY'S FOCUS

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl

What is it?

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The nation's premier high school all-star football game serves as national coming-out party for America's future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Vince Young, and Tim Tebow all made their network television playing debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

Last year, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew more than 32,000 fans to the game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Broadcast by NBC, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl trailed only the NFL playoffs as the most-watched sporting event Jan. 9-10, 2010.

What has the Army done?

U.S. Army Accessions Command, the Army's Human Capital experts, sponsors the game with over a dozen national business and organization partners. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl highlights and promotes the common elements of successful teamwork, exceptional performance by young people, and achievement at the highest level.

The national broadcast is an exceptional venue to showcase opportunities in America's Army and the nation's top high school football talent. A partnership between the nation's most popular sport and its Army, the game sends a powerful message to the American public: working hard together accomplishes the highest goals.

Why is this important for the Army?

U.S. Army Accessions Command provides the strength of the finest fighting force in the world. In doing so, Accessions Command provides an enormous range of opportunity to Americans who are peers of the players in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Soldiers and football players share and demonstrate the necessary qualities for lifelong success: strength, dedication, leadership and teamwork.
The game is associated with a week of activities in San Antonio that reinforces vital relationships between Army and civilian leadership, builds bonds between star athletes and Soldiers from their hometowns, and provides a connection to a national television audience with its Army.

Resources:

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl website

Video: 2011 All-American Bowl: Secretary McHugh message

Tri- signed letter

United States Accessions Command

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