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 |  Dec 13 2010, 4:55 PM

Just prior to the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia over the weekend, Motor Trend‘s Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie, presented General Motors CEO Dan Akerson with the coveted truck of the year award, in reference to the 2011 Chevy Silverado HD.

It marks the first time since 1979 that both a GM car and truck garnered MT‘s annual vehicle awards (the Chevy Volt was recently named MT‘s car of the year for 2011).

Introduced last summer the 2011 Silverado HD is highlighted by a new, improved chassis, better suspension and steering, plus a new Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission. Said MT‘s MacKenzie, “on the outside the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD appears to have been given a subtle makeover, but it’s what’s under the skin that makes this truck a winner.”

“With more capability and technology than ever before, we believe the Chevrolet Silverado HD sets the bar for heavy-duty trucks,” said Akerson. “It’s a great honor to have such a respected authority as Motor Trend agree.”

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 |  Dec 12 2010, 4:39 PM

General Motors recently announced Chevrolet as the official vehicle of the Army-Navy game, which took place yesterday and saw the Navy win its 9th consecutive meeting with a score of 31 to 17.

This year’s event marks the 111th time that the U.S. Military and U.S. Naval Academies have met in a football game, in this case at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. During the proceedings, a brand new Chevrolet Silverado  H-D was presented to the Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The truck will be used to transport athletes and equipment to marathons across the United States.

The FTWV was founded at Walter Reed Medical Center, as part of Achilles International, with the expressed purposes of supporting disabled vets and athletes with fitness programs and equipment as well as inspiring them to compete in events such as marathons.

According to an official GM press release, the contract between Chevrolet and the USAA is just the latest in a long line of support programs between the automaker and the US armed services.

“We at Chevrolet would like to give something back to those who give so much to our country,” said Chevy V-P of Marketing Chris Perry. “For more than a century the Army-Navy Game which has represented the honor and pride of the Armed Forces that transcends the game of football. We are also proud to support the Freedom Team athletes, who serve as inspirations for all Americans.”

Jon Starrett, senior associate athletic director for the U.S. Naval Academy, added, “we appreciate Chevrolet’s continued support of our military and veterans,” as well as  ”Chevrolet being part of America’s Game.”