To the Great Supporters of the United States Air Force Academy,

Since 1959 each of our Air Force Academy graduate classes have gone forth to serve with tremendous distinction and honor. And this May our 54th class will earn their commission and open a path to be like those who served before them. This year's football team has earned an incredible leadership opportunity to represent the Academy with an invite last night to the 2011 Washington DC Military Bowl.

The chance to play in a significant bowl game happens because of the terrific accomplishments of our cadets, along with the guidance and backing of the fine leadership of our Academy General officers and staff. This year's Military Bowl will kickoff at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 28th at DC's RFK Stadium vs 8-4 Toledo on ESPN. Such post season and bowl opportunities provide an unparalleled opportunity to globally share our mission of the Air Force Academy. Air Force fans, we need your help to fill RFK Stadium with the great Falcon spirit by purchasing bowl tickets. Even if you cannot attend, the tickets you buy will be passed to Airmen/Soldiers stationed at the Pentagon and other bases throughout the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.

We earned this bowl invitation in part because of the deserved reputation we have gained the past four years, as being a school that strongly backs our teams in post season contests. To get to it, each December our conference affiliated bowls diligently work to invite the Air Force Academy. The reasons they do so include: first and foremost, the respect bowls have for our commitment to the mission of building active duty warriors of character; we play a good brand of football; and Academy backers display their support by purchasing bowl tickets. As many know, this has been an amazing four year run by this group of 1st Class Cadets. In their officer development, each is on track to become a 2nd Lieutenant as a part of the greatest team - the United States Air Force. And on the football field their accomplishments have been remarkable including: earning their fourth winning season, winning five straight service academy games, going to four bowl games, winning back to back Commander In Chief's Championships, and winning consecutive bowl championships. It's time to go after our 3rd in a row.

We kickoff in three weeks, so let's purchase tickets and make sure we have the Military Bowl full of Falcons pulling for America's future leaders. Thanks for your help and always - Go Air Force!

Coach Troy Calhoun
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