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Titans' Adams, Ravens' Harbaugh vie for Salute to Service Award

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh are the finalists for the NFL's first Salute to Service Award.

The winner will be recognized at the inaugural NFL Honors event that will air on NBC Saturday at 9 p.m., and the USAA will make a $25,000 contribution in the winner's honor to the aid societies representing all five military branches.

Adams served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. As Tennessee's owner, he frequently has recognized the service men and women of nearby Fort Campbell, home to the Army's 101st Airborne Division, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Night Stalkers) and the 5th Special Forces Group (Green Berets).

Harbaugh was instrumental in Baltimore's decision to institute a Military Appreciation Day, an annual event which was established during his first training camp with the team. Since then, an estimated 2,000 service members have enjoyed preferred seating and opportunities to meet with players and coaches during Ravens camp.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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