WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, today proudly announced its initial lineup of sponsors for this year’s game on December 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The National Capital Region’s college football bowl game, which this year celebrates USO’s 75th anniversary, continues to be supported by many longtime partners throughout the area with several new sponsors coming on board as well.

Title sponsor Northrop Grumman and philanthropic partner USO are in their seventh season working with the Bowl. Sponsoring the Military Bowl provides Northrop Grumman a unique and engaging way to support the work of the USO and its mission to connect service members to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation.

The Naval Academy Athletic Association also returns as the hosting sponsor of the game. Events DC continues its support as the Bowl’s Founding Partner.

Military Bowl Five-Star Sponsors include Marriott International and NewDay USA.

The JW Marriott Washington DC, Renaissance Washington DC Downtown and The Mayflower serve as official hotels for the teams, bands and fans.

One of the nation’s leading lenders and a 2014 recipient of the Mortgage Banker’s Hall of Honor for its work in assisting our nation’s veterans and their families, NewDay USA is once again sponsoring the pregame Medal of Honor Reception.

Military Bowl Four-Star Sponsors include 3M; Maryland Department of Commerce; Microsoft; and Under Armour.

Military Bowl Three-Star Sponsors include Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation; Katcef Brothers Inc.-Budweiser; Navy Federal Credit Union; Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union; Shapiro, Lifshitz and Schram; and USAA.

Military Bowl Two-Star Sponsors include Allstate; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Fidelity Investments; GE Aviation; GEICO; Tower Federal Credit Union; Vencore, Inc.; Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County; and Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc.

Military Bowl One-Star Sponsors include From Now On;; PrimeSport; Towers Watson; Tyson Foods, Inc.; and VPC, Inc. Long Fence is a contributing partner.

Military Bowl Supporting Sponsor Capital Bank, N.A. also is the title sponsor of the DC Touchdown Club. Fidelity First is the title sponsor of the Military Bowl Parade brought to you by Fidelity First. Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis is the official vehicle provider for the Military Bowl Parade. WRNR is the official radio partner of the Military Bowl Parade. Colonial Electric and Tower Federal Credit Union are sponsors of the Military Bowl Parade.

“As the Military Bowl continues to grow, we are thrilled to be joined by such a wonderful lineup of sponsors,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Their participation and support allows us to put on this terrific game, raise awareness of our nation’s military and contribute to the USO.”

This year’s Military Bowl matches No. 23 Temple and Wake Forest. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at or by calling 888-841-2787.

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About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off for the ninth time on Dec. 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, featuring a matchup between representatives from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO and other organizations supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. Since its inception in 2008, the Bowl has donated more than $600,000 to the USO and provided more than 30,000 complimentary tickets for troops and their families. For more information, please visit


About the USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.


In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL, Southern New Hampshire University and Four-Star Partners: Advisors Excel, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Starbucks, TKS, USAA and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit


About the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro)

USO-Metro is a non-profit 501c(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to serving those who serve, and their families in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and businesses that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at local military hospitals, six USO Centers, including the two largest USO centers in the world, the Warrior and Family Centers at Fort Belvoir and NSA Bethesda, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile USO. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, emergency housing and food assistance, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers. To connect online, visit or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at USOMetroDC.