USAA Kicks Off Historic NFL Season with Salute to Service Military Tour


Sept. 17, 2015 –  USAA is bringing football to the military this NFL season through the Salute to Service Tour – an interactive NFL experience combining football skills challenges, such as a quarterback accuracy challenge, an unforgettable photo opportunity and military insurance protection education. Active-duty military will have the opportunity to win tickets to local NFL games and to nominate a member of their military family to win tickets to Super Bowl 50, courtesy of USAA, the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL.*


The 77 day tour, from Sept. 5 through Nov. 21, culminates during the NFL’s Salute to Service month. During that span, the tour will visit make 19 stops in military markets from Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston to Miramar Air Show in San Diego, and several major installations in between, including Fort Benning, Fort Hood, Fort Riley, Joint Base Andrews and USMC Camp Lejeune.


“USAA understands military life has many challenges and can be stressful at times, so bringing our ‘Salute to Service’ experience on-base is a unique and exciting way to recognize and thank the military community during a historic NFL season culminating with Super Bowl 50,” said Vice Admiral (Ret.) John Bird, USAA’s senior vice president of military affairs.  “We know the military community is passionate about their favorite NFL teams and USAA’s sponsorship with the NFL allows us to share that passion by strengthening connections with our military communities in a way that no other insurance company is able to.”


After the event, participants can visit for photo retrievals and information. See the 2015 Salute to Service Tour schedule below and follow the tour using #SaluteToService. 



5 – Hanscom Air Force Base (Bedford, Mass.)

10 – Fort Jackson (Columbia S.C.)

12 – Camp Lejeune (Jacksonville, N.C.)

17 – Langley Air Force Base (Hampton, Va.)

19-20 – Oceana Air Show (Oceana, Va.)

26 – Fort Bliss (El Paso, Texas)



2-4 – Miramar Air Show (San Diego, Calif.)

7 – Travis Air Force Base (Fairfield, Calif.)

9-11 – San Francisco Fleet Week (San Francisco, Calif.)

17 – Fort Riley (Northeast Kansas)

22-24 – Fort Campbell (Kentucky-Tennessee border)

29 – Fort Hood (Killeen, Texas)

31-Nov. 1 – Randolph Air Show (San Antonio, Texas)



5 – Fort Benning (Columbus, Ga.)

7-8 – Moody Air Show (Valdosta, Ga.)

12 – Fort Stewart (Southeast Georgia)

14 – Fort Gordon (Augusta, Ga.)

19 – Marine Corps Base Quantico (Quantico, Va.)

21 – Joint Base Andrews (Washington, D.C.)


All tour stops are subject to change.


USAA co-created the Salute to Service campaign with the NFL in 2011, when it became the first Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of a professional sports league. Today, the leading insurance provider continues to elevate military appreciation on and off the field.  Follow the conversation at #salutetoservice.


About USAA

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* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and current or former member of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or National Guard.  Promotion begins on 9/5/15 and ends on 11/24/15.  See official rules at Void where prohibited. Sponsor: USAA, 9800 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78288-0020.


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