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President Barack Obama visits with Navy Midshipmen in the stands in the first half of the 112th edition of the annual Army vs. Navy NCAA college football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

President Barack Obama visits with Navy Midshipmen in the stands in the first half of the 112th edition of the annual Army vs. Navy NCAA college football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Obama praises members of military academies

"They're smart, dedicated, tough, love their country, do an incredible job. And that's what gives this game such resonance," the president told announcers Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson.