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From Naval Station Public Affairs
Dec. 4, 2012

For the fourth straight year, the Navy/Marine Corps team beat Army in the U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 11th annual Army-Navy Challenge on Nimitz Field last Friday.

The final score was 6-0.

"It was an epic defensive battle from beginning to end," said Capt. Raymond Keledei, dean of students and registrar at NWC. “Congratulations to all the players from the Army and Navy/Marine Corps team for their professionalism and fair play.”

The game drew a good crowd on a cold afternoon, including NWC President Rear Adm. John Christenson and the college provost, retired Ambassador Mary Ann Peters.

The Naval War College Foundation provided jerseys for both teams, and funded refreshments for the game.

“In the 11-year history of this rivalry here at the Naval War College, this is only the second time we had a 6-0 score,” said Keledei.

The last time was in 2006, when Navy again defeated Army by that margin.

The rivalry is seen as a prelude to the actual Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Edited and posted by Dan Marciniak