U. S. Army All-American National Selection Tour Kicks Off at the Pentagon

Thursday September 15, 2005

Army Vice Chief to welcome Maryland Student Athlete to team

The U.S. Army kicked off the All-American Bowl selection tour Sept. 14 by announcing the first participant, A.J. Wallace, a student-athlete at Maurice J. McDonough High School near LaPlata, Md.

Gen. Richard A. Cody, Army vice chief of staff, presented the high-school football player with the game jersey and his official invitation to play in the sixth annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Pentagon ceremony.

More about the U. S. Army All-American National Selection Tour:

- Four hundred prep football players from across the country were nominated to play in the 6th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl to be played in San Antonio, Texas on January 7, 2006.

- The U.S. Army All-American Selection Tour is traveling to all 80 U.S. Army All-American's hometowns to announce their selection. At each tour stop a representative from the U.S. Army will present the "U.S. Army All-American" with his official game jersey.

- The 2006 edition of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised live from the Alamodome on NBC at 12 p.m. (CST) on January 7, 2006. The game will also feature a national high school combine for the country's top underclassmen named the U.S. Army National Combine, a cheerleading competition called the U.S. Army All-American Cheer Bowl and the U.S. Army Band Competition.

Links:
www.allamericangames.com
www.goarmy.com

Source: ARNEWS Army kicks off All-American Bowl selection tour

Source: Sportslink www.allamericangames.com

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The U.S. Army Accessions Command (AAC) is charged with overseeing recruiting and training of both enlisted soldiers and officers in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve. AAC is composed of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., The U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Monroe, Va., and the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Jackson, S.C. The new AAC is headquartered at Fort Monroe, as a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The Army is about investing in people; one of our core competencies is developing young men and women and investing in America's youth. That is really what this All-American Bowl is about.

General Richard A. Cody
Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army

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