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8th Annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Golf Tournament

The 8th annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Golf Tournament was held Friday, Sept. 16 at Walnut Creek Country Club to thank those who contributed to a successful 2010 bowl game. The event included more than 200 players and volunteers and more than 60 representatives from our corporate partner companies. All five branches of the United States armed forces were also represented as we had teams of Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard servicemen.

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl signs United States Naval Academy for 2016

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl executive director, Brant Ringler, and Naval Academy director of athletics, Chet Gladchuk, announced today that Navy has agreed to play in the 2016 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, if bowl eligible. Navy had previously announced it would play in the game in 2013 as well.

“Navy has been one of the most consistent football programs in the country over the last nine years, and we are thrilled to have them come to Fort Worth twice in a four-year time period,” said Ringler. “Extending our agreement with Navy to include the 2016 bowl game positions the Armed Forces Bowl to once again have a military academy in our game for four out of five years beginning with Navy in 2013.”

Armed Forces Bowl announces agreement with United States Military Academy

Black Knights lock in bowl destination in 2014 and 2017

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl and the Army Athletic Association have reached an agreement that guarantees the Black Knights a spot in the postseason game in 2014 and 2017 if the team is bowl eligible. Army claimed the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl with a 16-14 victory over SMU at Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas. A return trip to the event would be played at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The site of the game since its inception in 2003, the home field of the TCU Horned Frogs is undergoing a massive renovation that prevented the 2010 bowl game from utilizing the facility.

Ticket Sales Open Sept. 1

Tickets for the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 1 at 12:01 a.m. (CT). The ninth annual postseason collegiate football game will be played Friday, Dec. 30 with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of SMU. The game is being played in Dallas for the second consecutive year due to continued renovations at Fort Worth’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. From September 1 through November 14, the cost of public stadium seating will be $50 per seat for the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. From November 15 through the December 30 kickoff, the cost per seat will be $60. The bowl is also selling a limited number of premium club seats for $150 per ticket located in Ford Stadium’s indoor club section on the west side of the stadium.

West Point Cadet Stephen Anderson Named “College Football Player of the Year” In Ceremony at U.S. Military Academy by Pelham, N.Y. Sons of the American Legion

Pelham, N.Y., May 10, 2011 – Stephen Anderson, senior linebacker and defensive co-captain of the 2010 U.S. Military Academy football team, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 50 Pelham, N.Y. “College Football Player of the Year Award”.

2011 NFL Draft Features Three BHAFB Participants

Fort Worth, Texas, May 2, 2011 - Led by SMU’s Aldrick Robinson, three players that participated in a Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl were selected in the 2011 National Football League draft during the three-day process in New York. A 5-10, 184-pound wide receiver that played in the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the Mustangs against Army, Robinson was selected in the sixth-round by the Washington Redskins (178th pick overall). In SMU’s 16-14 setback to Army, Robinson caught five passes for 176 yards and an eight-yard third quarter touchdown pass for quarterback Kyle Padron.

Concussion receives Special Judges’ Award for Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl commercial spot

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, March 8, 2011 – For the second year in a row, Concussion, the official marketing and advertising firm of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, won a Special Judges’ Award at the annual American Advertising Federation – Fort Worth (AAF-FW) ADDY competition for advertising elements produced for the bowl. The award was for the television commercial spot created to promote the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, a 16-14 victory for Army over SMU.

A Constant Amid All The Variables

By Troy Phillips for

Dallas, Texas, December 30 - As the landscape of college football bowls continue to shift like plate tectonics, there’s one constant amid all the variables. Aligning with service academies obviously works for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. If one is available, it’ll be on the bowl’s radar. Army delivered both fans and excitement on Thursday, marching to a 16-0 halftime lead against SMU and then held on for a 16-14 victory over the Mustangs in the eighth BHAFB at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. SMU’s visitor side and grass seating area behind one end zone were blanketed with Army black and gold, and the BHAFB’s second-to-none tributes to the nation’s military personnel had an intimate feel with this year’s temporary change of venue.