Thank You

Thank you to the brave men and women in the armed forces for all that you’ve done and continue to do for our country. This bowl game is for you.




We are now taking photo submissions of past and present armed forces members for our Wall of Heroes presented by Exchange that will be on display at the 17th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl inside the stadium. Join us to see the mosaic of Americans that creates the United States Armed Forces. Thank you again to all of those who have submitted previously, our Wall continues to grow!

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The Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance is awarded annually to an individual or group in recognition of their service to the United States, selected by the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Military Affairs Committee. The winners are formally presented with their award during the bowl’s half-time ceremony each year.


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The Armed Forces Merit Award is presented annually to honor an individual and/or a group with a military background and/or involvement that has an impact within the realm of college football. Officially announced each Veterans Day, the Armed Forces Merit Award recipient is selected by a panel of individuals from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. 



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Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl gives back to the community.

Tap each tab below to get more information.

American Red Cross
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Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters.

Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies.

Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. An average of more than 9 million people a year receive Red Cross training in first aid, water safety and other skills that help save lives.

Lockheed Martin Annual Donation
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Lockheed Martin is dedicated to providing for and serving members of our armed forces, both past and present, and their families. Through the sale of tickets to Lockheed Martin employees, the company is able to give 100% of those sales to a military focused charity each year.

Airpower Foundation
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The Fort Worth Airpower Council (FWAPC) dates back to 1958 when General Curtis LeMay and Frank Kent, a local businessman, started the FWAPC supporting Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas. The FWAPC developed over the years as a 200-member organization and, in 1999 the Fort Worth Airpower Council created the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation to raise money in support of our military and their families.

The magnitude of Sky Ball has grown to a National level, allowing more broad-based support. Over the past four years Sky Ball has raised more than $1.5 million dollars. This has allowed the FWAPF to contribute to many projects that directly support members of all branches of our military and their families through various contingency funds at the Naval Air Station, Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base and other programs. Also funded by Sky Ball proceeds are Heroes on the Water, Freedom Flight, Wounded Warriors Veteran's Day Weekend, Snowball Express, and many others. The Foundation prides itself on funding only those programs that directly benefit veterans, members of our military, Wounded Warriors and their families.

Armed Services YMCA
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The Armed Services YMCA of the USA runs more than 150 programs around the world to ease the burden of nearly 500,000 families of junior-enlisted military personnel each year. ASYMCA delivers free and low-cost programs through 14 Branches, 10 YMCA Affiliates, and 9 DOD Affiliates. To remain a top-rated, “exceptional charity” ( Charity Navigator 2011) ASYMCA relies on the program support of donors and over 10,000 volunteers each year to provide needed services to our military families nationwide.

For the Service Member:
ASYMCA programs aim to bring families closer together while at home and especially during deployment. Healthy families contribute substantially to the success of service members and the entire military, providing confidence and peace of mind. For the Spouse, Few people outside of military families can imagine the strain of worrying about a service husband or wife, especially one who is deployed. A vast array of ASYMCA programs help spouses of junior-enlisted learn life skills, care for children and even make ends meet.

For the Kids:
The children of deployed parents are the ones who suffer most; confusion, loneliness and depression are common. ASYMCA programs educate, entertain, stimulate and comfort young minds, helping them understand and cope with the absence of their parent.

Veterans Village

Veterans Village is located inside the Ulterra Tailgate Outpost and made up of only 501-C3 veteran organizations.

Veteran non-profit organizations that are interested in setting up a booth can contact us via the button below.

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