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Houston begins preparations for Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

By Brian Hilderbrand, www.armedforcesbowl.com

Houston, Texas, December 18, 2009 – Heart-breaking losses to UTEP in the third week of the season, which derailed the University of Houston’s bid to become a BCS buster, and East Carolina in last week’s Conference USA championship game are firmly in the Cougars’ rear-view mirror as they prepare for a rematch against Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.

Admiral Mike Mullen to Accept Great American Patriot Award on Behalf of Troops

The Executive Committee of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will present the 2009 Great American Patriot Award to the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces.

Admiral Michael G. ‘Mike’ Mullen, U.S. Navy, the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will accept the award on behalf of the Armed Forces. The award will be presented by Armed Forces Insurance (www.afi.org), the sponsor of the award and the Official Insurance Partner of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.