Obama Presents Air Force Academy Football Team with Trophy

Air Force Defensive back Christian Spears and quarterback Kale Pearson smile as President Barack Obama poses with a football they gave him during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Air Force Defensive back Christian Spears and quarterback Kale Pearson smile as President Barack Obama poses with a football they gave him during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has congratulated the U.S. Air Force Academy football team on winning the Commander-in-Chief trophy.

Obama says the team has now won the "unreasonably large trophy" a record 19 times.

But he says if anyone can figure out where the trophy goes, it's the Air Force. Obama presented the trophy at a White Houseceremony on Thursday.

Obama also applauded the Falcons for having the highest graduation rate in the conference and for logging more than 500 hours of community service.

Air Force defeated Army 23-6 in November to win the trophy.

The president presents the trophy annually to the military service academy with the best record in a round-robin competition.

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