Obama honors Air Force Falcons
April 18th, 2011
04:52 PM ET

Obama honors Air Force Falcons

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama presented the Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief Trophy in the Rose Garden Monday.  The last time the Air Force Academy beat Army and Navy in the three-way season series was in 2002.

"Until this year, no one on this team knew what it felt like to beat Army, to beat Navy, to visit the White House, and to earn football bragging rights over the other branches," President Obama said.  "Now you know the feeling."

The team presented an official Air Force football to the president with his name on it and the scores of both the Army and Navy game. They also gave him a jersey with the number 23, which was the number he wore when he played basketball in high school.

President Obama gladly reminded everyone it was "My old number - before Michael Jordan, by the way."

The team decided against a jersey with the number one because, according to Cadet Reggie Rembert, "there's only 'one' in our hearts and that's the Air Force One."

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. print this CNN

    Give us a break, obama is a make believe patriot, he is the biggest asses hole that has been placed on this earth, he needs to move on, because his time is coming and We THe People shall not take it any more, it is time TO TAKE BACK AMERICA from this socialist muslim pig who is destroying America, he is as unpatriotic as hitler, mussalini and stalin. TAKE BACK AMERICA from this socialist, no more CIVILITY>

    April 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
    • kayla


      April 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
      • phoenix86


        You are the mush that Lenin referred to.

        April 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
      • Gaylon Barrow

        There is not one man there who believes in this deceitful conniving liar. He stands there grinning when he intends to destroy their benefits and salaries. Just as he has already put a stopper on their upkeep and the making of new weapons. This is one whimp (Ican not call him a man) who is not for the U.S. military, elderly or the United States of America. Grin you traitor.

        April 19, 2011 at 12:50 am |
    • demogal

      Shame, shame on you. You need to get a life and get out and live it. Use your brain, and use your time to do a bit of basic research and learn the truth.

      April 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
    • C Martinez

      This "print this CNN" person who does not have the courage to show his/her real name should just leave our Nation. The Nation has changed and it will change even more. The changes are for the better.

      Just because you are afraid of an America that lives up to it's potential and the promises of it's Constitution, where anybody who is qualified can become President does not excuse your ignorant racist comments. The only reason you cowardly, racist tea partiers are pretending to believe this bull***t campaign against the President is that you do not want to lose the privileges and advantages that Anglos (non Latino whites) have and continue to have. You are afraid to compete in a level playing field where the odds are not atacked in your favor.

      By the way, you are being duped and used by the people behind this campaign. Just like the southern non slave owning fools who betrayed the United States and supported the slave owners who wanted to keep bebefiting from their free labor.

      April 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Actually the 'promises of it's Constitution' were for white males. Black men did not get the right to vote until after the Civil War and women not until 1920.

        April 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
    • Mtnjim

      Muslim indeed, how soon they forget "reverend Wright" from the 2008 elections, who's CHRISTIAN church the Obamas attended. By the way, Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin were quite patriotic, just to ideologies we found disgusting. Of course you wouldn't want to contaminate your vitriol with facts.

      April 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
    • 40acres

      Wow! You got all that from the presentation of a football trophy? I hate to think what you would spew to your wife if she had the nerve to serve you French Toast in the morning.

      April 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
    • Larry L

      Democracy allows us all to vote and our Constitution lets us speak our minds on most issues. When I see a comment like that from "print this CNN" above I have to accept this as the bill to pay for freedom. In America even this ignorant, hateful, and destructive racist has a right to speak. Sadly, the country has many such people and their hatred spreads like cancer within their level of society. Although he inherited a miserable economic and socially unstable situation created by the Republican Bush Administration, President Obama has given us a thoughtful and mature leadership. It's a shame these racist radicals can't look beyond their fears and support America's future.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:26 am |
  2. kayla

    it takes one to know ONE.

    April 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
    • 40acres


      It sounds like you are denigrating yourself here. Your post did not seem to me to be the post of a blathering fool as the one you are responding to is.

      April 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  3. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    The Teaparty Taliban say that the Air Force is never mentioned in the Constitution, so this is all unpatriotic!

    April 18, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Thank you CMartinez, for that beautifully stated, truthful commentary. That's the real truth of this whole 'BEATDOWN OBAMA CAMPAIGN'! I can only hope that other intelligent AMERICANS; blacks, whites, latinos, asians, and other realize this is a bogus satanic plot to systemically chizzle away at this PRESIDENTS' character, personally, as well as politically; they degrade, demean, denigrate, denounce, destroy and in essence, dismiss his presidency as null and void, on behalf of supremacy reasons, period!

    April 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    So true Larry L. I agree 100%. Thank you.

    April 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Well now. No wonder there's such an uproar from those Americans when they fear that their whitemans' constitution is being rewritten or amended to include ALL AMERICANS! The CONSTITUTION is the law of the land, I thought. It appears to have been for black men and women when it came to serving and dying in war for this nation, ever since it's inception. Much of this happened before they could vote! Black men and women have been sent to prison for crimes against the Constitution! You can't have it both ways.

    April 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm |