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Washington Football Team and USAA Announce Salute to Service Week in Advance of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Football Team and USAA, the Official Salute to Service Partner of the Washington Football Team, will continue their year-round tradition of honoring our nation's veterans and active-duty military by kicking off the annual "Salute to Service Week" in honor of the heroes of America's Armed Forces.

In early November, USAA will host a unit interaction with Washington Alumni at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va. During this event, Washington Football Team Legends will tour the facility, including Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They will also meet the Old Guard and other military members to experience the daily responsibilities of the base.

The two organizations will continue their partnership through the annual "Salute to Service Game, presented by USAA" on Nov. 14. Kickoff for the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is set for 1:00 p.m. Active-duty military members, veterans, and military families will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets thanks to the support of USAA.

Prior to kickoff, the Washington Football Team will present a special military challenge coin, designed and created by USAA, for use in the official coin toss. In what has become a long-standing tradition, challenge coins are given by one member of the military to another to reward or encourage excellence, boost morale, or to recognize fellow brother- or sister-in-arms.

During halftime of Sunday's game, a special vignette will be displayed on the HD video boards, showcasing military events and initiatives this season, all sponsored by USAA.

In addition to the tributes detailed above, the following Salute to Service elements during pregame and in-game ceremonies will recognize veterans and current members of America's Armed Forces throughout gameday:

The Washington Football Team and USAA have joined forces throughout 2021 to recognize veterans and active-duty service members and connect local military with the team. At the Washington Football Team Training Camp in July, USAA hosted an NFL Boot Camp for local military on the practice field, followed by a VIP viewing of the team's practice. During the preseason, USAA and the team hosted a practice at Joint Base Andrews, where military members were invited to a VIP viewing of the team walk-through. Following the practice, military guests heard from co-owner and co-CEO Tanya Snyder and Head Coach Ron Rivera as well as Washington players Jamin Davis and Jonathan Allen, both children of Army soldiers.

As part of the Washington Football Team's commitment to 365-day programming and support, Washington Salute is the official military appreciation club of the team. For more information about Washington Salute, visit www.washingtonfootball.com/salute/ or follow @WasNFLSalute on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For more information on the NFL's commitment to the military and veterans, visit www.nfl.com/salute.

Any questions regarding the USAA Salute to Service game should be directed to Jessie Johnson and Ashley Whitlock of Washington Public Relations at jessie.johnson@washingtonfootball.com and ashley.whitlock@washingtonfootball.com.

About Washington Salute
Under the leadership of owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Football Team created Washington Salute to amplify the team's decade-long military appreciation initiatives into one comprehensive, year-round platform. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), Washington Salute is a free community providing a platform for fans to serve, support, thank and connect with military community.

About USAA 
Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is among the leading providers of insurance, banking and investment and retirement solutions to 13 million members of the U.S. military, veterans who have honorably served and their families. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, USAA has offices in seven U.S. cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 36,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofits in support of military families and communities where employees live and work. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.

About the Washington Football Team
Owned by Dan and Tanya Snyder since 1999, the Washington Football Team was founded in Boston in 1932 and is one of the original members of the NFL's Eastern Division. The Washington Football Team relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1937 and has since become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and one recipient of the Walter Payton Man of The Year Award, Darrell Green. A proud and storied franchise, the Team has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Since 1997, the Team has played their home games at FedExField, a multi-purpose stadium located in Landover, MD. Washington Football Team's Football Operations are headquartered at the Inova Sports Performance Center in Ashburn, Virginia, and its Business Operations are headquartered at FedExField.

SOURCE Washington Football Team

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