2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Report:

Tuesday January 10, 2006

America's top high school athletes shared center stage with America's top Soldiers during the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star football game held in the Alamodome January 7, 2006.

East versus West players battled in front of a nationally televised audience and in front of 31,565 fans, the largest in the Army's six-year history of hosting the event. The East won the contest 27 - 16.

- During pre-game activities, 78 Soldiers, who were awarded either the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star or the Purple Heart, were announced to the audience along with the nation's top 78 high school players.

- Soldiers attending medical advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston marched onto the field to recite the Soldier's Creed, along with the U.S. Army Field Band, who provided a musical salute.

- A group of 100 San Antonio delayed entry program recruits were given the oath of enlistment by Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody during a pre-game ceremony.

- Two ROTC graduates were also commissioned by Gen. William Wallace, the commanding general of the Training and Doctrine Command. 2nd Lt. Chris Adams graduated with a master's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and 2nd Lt. Shannon Christian was commissioned after receiving a bachelor's degree from the same school.

- Four Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division airborne assault school at Fort Campbell (Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell, Sgt. Mike Cortez, Staff Sgt. Ira Hutton and Staff Sgt. Warren Feaster) capped the pre-game ceremony by rappelling from the rafters of the Alamodome to present the game ball to the players.

Sources:
ARNEWS: Freedom Team Salute honors Soldier supporters at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

www.army.mil/2006allamericanbowl

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

2006 Eisenhower National Security Series

January 31, 2006 - Terrorism Workshop - Al Qaeda Network in Iran and Iraq, featuring Rohan Gunaratna, Ph.D., FRSA, co-sponsored by the Army's Eisenhower National Security Series, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the RAND Corporation, Noon-1:30 p.m., Washington, D.C..
For more information, see the website:
http://www.eisenhowerseries.com

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WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • President predicts more sacrifice and testing in War (MSNBC)
  • Suicide bombers strike at Interior Ministry headquarters (WP | EB)
  • Taliban threatens more attacks (WT | EB)
  • Paul Bremer defends his Year In Iraq in new book (WP | EB)
  • Spanish police arrest Islamic terrorists for alleged recruitment (CNN)
  • Christian Science Monitor reporter abducted in Iraq (CSM)
  • U.S. reporter in Iraq becomes hostage (WP | EB)

OF INTEREST

  • How low can Army recruiters go? (SLATE)
  • Eugene Jarecki's new film, "Why We Fight," explored (Newsweek)
  • Pakistan protests to U.S. Military over Afghan border attacks (VOA)
  • Cleric says West uses phenomenon of terrorism to scare people away from Islam (ABC News)
  • Trial begins in London over extradition of radical cleric (NPR)
  • A statement from the Monitor (CSM)
  • Secret surveillance programs questioned (USN)

WORLD VIEW

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Events

Battlefield Detectives - Alesia, on The History Channel on Friday, January 13 at 11:00pm EST.

Battlefields--the sites of important and turning battles--will never be looked at in the same way! Using the latest historical analysis, forensic technologies, and demonstrations, experts describe key battles and why one side won over the other. Terrain, weapons, battle formations, uniforms, communications, leadership, troop strength, and other military components are investigated to discover what the turning points were in key battles.

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

It's important for the American people to understand the importance of the All-Volunteer Force. Recruiting isn't just a challenge for the Army; it's a challenge for the Nation.

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

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