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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.

2009 BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL FEATURES TOP-RANKED PASS OFFENSE, DEFENSE SCHOOLS

Fort Worth, Texas, December 6, 2009 – The 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will pit the top passing team in the country against the school with the best defense against the pass as this year’s New Year’s Eve game will feature a rematch between the University of Houston and the United States Air Force Academy at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

For only the seventh-time in the history of collegiate football bowl competition, two schools will face each other in back-to-back post-season games as the “pass first” 10-3 Cougars of Houston (ranked 25th in the USA Today poll this week and 27th in the AP rankings) meet the 7-5 “pass defensive first” Falcons of Air Force in the seventh annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl here December 31 for the 11 a.m. (CST) game at Amon G. Carter Stadium to be aired live on ESPN.

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