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Air Force Recruiting Service Announces Manchester Wolves As 2007 American Spirit Award Winner

June 4, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

The Manchester Wolves are pleased to announce that the Air Force Recruiting Service have chosen the Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, and the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts as winner's of the command's prestigious American Spirit Award.

The American Spirit Award is Air Force Recruiting Service's highest form of recognition. Started in 1980, it recognizes civilian organizations that have consistently displayed outstanding support of Air Force recruiting efforts as well as exhibition of patriotism and service to the country. Past award recipients include Bob Hope, Rudolph Giuliani, Dolly Parton, Ted Turner and the Dallas Cowboys football team.

"Both the Colts and the Wolves organizations have shown incredible continued support to the Air Force and to our recruiting efforts," said Brigade General Suzanne Vautrinot, AFRS commander. "They are to be applauded for their sustained excellence both on the field and in their communities."

Manchester, which competes in the af2, engineered a multi-faceted Air Force marketing campaign using print, radio, audiovisual and promotional products. Allowing nearly unlimited access to Air Force recruiters at all home games, the Wolves incorporated the Air Force into all of its programs, including its "Stay in School" community project and Delayed Entry Program ceremonies.

The Air Force will present the Wolves with the prestigious award during their July 28 game, entitled "Fan Appreciation Night", against the Florida Firecats on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

The Wolves (4-5) will take on their East Division rival Albany Conquest (3-5) on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena this Friday, June 8 at 7:05 p.m. during the Citizens Bank "Not Your Typical Team Photo" night. Everyone in attendance shall receive a FREE 2007 Manchester Wolves team photo courtesy of Citizens Bank! At 5:45 p.m. on the outdoor plaza fans will be treated to a special performance by the Air Force band "Afterburner" and during halftime fans will be entertained by the "Fly Ball Demo Team".

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007. Ticket packages for the Wolves are still available in all levels and don't forget to go online and check out the new merchandise line. For information on season tickets, or merchandise, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at

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