Red­skins and USAA Host Sa­lute To Ser­vice Game

The Red­skins and USAA, The Of­fi­cial Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Spon­sor of the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins, teamed up through­out the 2016 sea­son to honor ser­vice mem­bers, hold­ing mul­ti­ple events in­clud­ing the USAA Sa­lute to Ser­vice game on Nov. 20 vs. the Pack­ers.

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The Red­skins also took some time along­side USAA to honor mil­i­tary mem­bers in the off­sea­son and in the weeks lead­ing up to the game it­self.

Dur­ing train­ing camp in Rich­mond, Va., USAA and the Red­skins hosted 50 ser­vice mem­bers for an NFL Boot Camp on July 28, 2016, at the Bon Se­cours Wash­ing­ton Red­skins Train­ing Cen­ter. The ser­vice mem­bers were given the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their tal­ents and skills in five dif­fer­ent drills. In ad­di­tion to the Boot Camp, they also had a spe­cial meet and greet with play­ers and re­ceived VIP seat­ing to the team’s walk­through that day.

The next month, the Red­skins and USAA teamed up once again to hold a walk­through prac­tice at Joint Base An­drews in Prince Ge­orge’s County, Md. The play­ers in­ter­acted with the ser­vice men and women, fans and el­e­men­tary school students present at the prac­tice. Many play­ers made sure to re­ally en­gage with those in at­ten­dance and spend ex­tra time thank­ing them for ev­ery­thing that they do.

The Red­skins and USAA teamed up for a third time in the weeks lead­ing up to the USAA Sa­lute to Ser­vice game at Joint Base Myer—Hen­der­son Hall and the Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery. Four Red­skins play­ers spent more than three hours in­ter­act­ing with mem­bers of The Old Guard and tour­ing the Na­tional Ceme­tery. The play­ers also had the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve the Chang­ing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Un­known Solider.

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