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.
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.