Obama, Panetta and Service Chiefs Attend Army-Navy Game

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Members of the U.S. Naval Academy color guard march onto the field before the 112th Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. The Midshipmen defeated the Army Black Knights for the 10th consecutive time, with a final score of 27-21. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Runge
  • As fans of the Army and Navy football teams take their seats before the start of the annual Army-Navy game,  the Army and Navy parachute demonstration teams fly overhead in preparation for their pregame jump onto FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. The demonstration teams paired up for the jump in the spirit of the interservice rivalry represented by the Army-Navy game. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Meagan E. Klein
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno greets Army cadets before the start of the annual Army-Navy football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • An Army football fan wears an outfit cover with Army medals and unit patches at the annual Army- Navy football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler III signs the Army Black Knights football before the Army-Navy football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Black Knights cheerleaders welcome Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno to the football field prior to the Army vs. Navy college football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talks to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert about the traditional Army-Navy "wager" before the start of  the Army-Navy football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. Odierno and Greenert agreed that the losing service chief would wear the jersey of the other service team and pose for a photo with the winning players. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Navy Midshipmen charge the field to kick off the 112th Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kori Melvin
  • President Barack Obama meets the Army Black Knights before the start of the Army-Navy football game coverage at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joins in the singing of the national anthem before the start of the Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Standing among U.S. Navy Midshipmen, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, far left, respond to action on the field during the Army-Navy football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. The Midshipmen defeated the Black Knights 27-21, marking their 10th consecutive victory in the annual game. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and his wife, Sylvia, stand with Army cadets during the second half of the Army-Navy football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens as he visits with Army cadets during the second half of the Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • President Barack Obama and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno watch the action during the Army-Navy football game  at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • President Barack Obama watches the Army-Navy football game with cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at FedEx field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • A Cadet from the U.S. Military Academy rides the Army's Mule during the Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Vice President Joe Biden watches the Army-Navy football game surrounded by Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011.
 U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta stands to pose for a photo with other fans at the Army-Navy game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Malcolm Brown, a slotback #23, jumps over Navy players to score a touchdown during the Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Vice President Joe Biden poses for a photograph with military service members during the Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • An Army fan looks on with anxiety as she watches the final moments ofthe Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Army cadets look on as their team falters afield during the annual Navy vs. Army college football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. The game was attended by President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Naval Academy quarterback Kriss Proctor, #2, runs the ball during the 112th Army-Navy Football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Runge
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno prepares to don a Navy football jersey after finishing on the losing side of the Army-Navy wager prior to the Army vs. Navy college football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. Odierno and Greenert agreed that the losing service chief would wear the jersey of the other service and pose for a photo with the winning players. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, left, helps Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, right, put on a Navy football jersey after the Midshipmen defeated the Black Knights 27-21 during the 112th Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shannon Renfroe
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, wearing a Navy football jersey, poses with the winning Midshipmen after finishing on the losing side of the Army-Navy wager about the outcome of the Army-Navy football game on FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 10, 2011. The Midshipmen defeated the Black Knights 27-21. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade