Valorous TV, an official sponsor of this Saturday’s Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, will be in attendance of all scheduled events, in addition to the game. During game day, Dec. 22, Valorous will have an official booth for attendees to visit during the Ulterra Tailgate Outpost from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm (CT). The Tailgate Outpost is a free event open to the public and will feature a full exhibition area that will include interactive displays, current and vintage military hardware, food trucks and more.
Valorous CEO Earl Benjamin said, “We are thrilled to be part of this annual college tradition which also pays tribute to our great Armed Forces.”
The 16th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is set for Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2:30 p.m. (CT)/12:30 p.m. (PT). The game is played at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University and is televised nationally on ESPN.
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. Past Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest 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.
This year’s game will feature The Houston Cougars and Army West Point Black Knights. The game has been officially announced as sold out, according to the Armed Forces Bowl website (see their latest blog post about it here). The winner of the game will be the first ever to win the Armed Forces Bowl three times. Last year’s game saw Army West Point score 14 points in the final 18 seconds to defeat San Diego State, 42-35. It was the second straight Armed Forces Bowl decided in the closing seconds. CBSSports.com has ranked it as the third-best bowl game each of the past two years. The football contest is one of 14 bowls produced by ESPN Events.
Make sure to stop by and say hi if you are attending. We’d love to see all of our subscribers representing Uncommon Valor at the bowl!