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AFAN newsletter: Air Force seniors rewarded for Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

Photo: Air Force coach Troy Calhoun at the microphone

Air Force football visited the White House Tuesday because it won the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in the rivalry with Army and Navy. If you missed reading or seeing video from your usual sports media outlets, you’re not alone.

The ceremony with the president rarely, if ever, receives attention on a level of the Super Bowl and World Series champions. It’s another one of those puzzling examples of how we celebrate fame over substance in America. ... 


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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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