General Norton A. Schwartz is the 2012 recipient of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl’s Great American Patriot Award. The award was presented by Armed Forces Insurance, the sponsor of the award and the official insurance partner of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, at halftime of today’s encounter.
By Bo Carter, www.armedforcesbowl.com
Saturday's 10th annual Bell helicopter Armed Forces Bowl featured some of the
top pregame pageantry of the 2012-13 bowl season.
Some of the people, sights and sounds included:
The annual pre-game press conference kicked off with Brant Ringler, Executive Director of the Armed Forces Bowl, covering the generals of game day, and reminiscing about the great event this bowl game has become.
Friday’s 10th annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Kickoff Luncheon had all the elements of famed guest speaker Joe Theismann, weekend football celebrations, NFF College Hall of Fame players, and eargerness for kickoff at the BHAFB’s historic contest Saturday at 10:45 a.m. (CST) between Air Force and Rice at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium.
Offensive opportunities could be limited in Saturday's Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, so Rice quarterback Taylor McHargue is determined to make the most of every possession.
Camaraderie is the name of the game.
Air Force Academy cadets entered in the luncheon room and gathered for a
very special event. Veterans, wounded warriors, current enlisted as well as
family of all of the afore stated all joined together to listen to Joe Theismann
speak about what this game is all about.