Air Force Falcons play Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis

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The Air Force Falcons will kick off their interservice rivalry against the midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Due to the government shutdown, a private organization donated money to pay for the Air Force Academy team's travel, lodging and food expenses.

Defense Department and the service secretaries have approved the Air Force v. Navy game this weekend to continue as scheduled.

As of now, this will be the last game of the season played for the Air Force Academy, as the service is currently operating without a budget.

Navy and Air Force will meet for the 46th time on the gridiron when they square off at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. This week opens competition for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

The Falcons lead the overall series 27-18 and have won the Commander-in-Chief's trophy 24 times. Air Force is completing a stretch of playing three of four games on the road by traveling to Navy this week. The last time at Navy, Air Force defeated Navy, 35-34, in overtime to record its second straight win in the series. Air Force is 19-13 against nonconference foes under head coach Troy Calhoun.

The game will be televised on CBS.
(Courtesy of U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs)