The Houston Cougars and Army West Point Black Knights have officially accepted invitations to play in the 2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. The winner of the game will be the first ever to win the Armed Forces Bowl three times.
The 16th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 22, at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 p.m. ET).
Valorous TV is an official sponsor of this month’s Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. “We are thrilled to be part of this annual college tradition which also pays tribute to our great Armed Forces,” said Valorous CEO Earl Benjamin.
Played in honor of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is the only collegiate football bowl game that has hosted all three U.S. Military Academy football teams – Air Force (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015), Army (2010, 2017) and Navy (2013, 2016).
The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has featured the “armed forces” theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of the service are prevalent throughout the game. Most notably, the Armed Forces Bowl has an ongoing installation called the Wall of Heroes, presented by the Army and Air Force Exchange. Throughout the year, photos of individuals who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces are put on display to honor their service, and the collection of images is also compiled from submissions from years past.
Previous Armed Forces Bowls have included fanfest adventure areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military’s top skydiving teams; custom homes awarded to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards; the annual Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance; and the annual Armed Forces Merit Award.