WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), a military support organization, announced that its 10th anniversary 2017 game will kick off Thursday, Dec. 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

For the fourth consecutive season, the game will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against a team from the American Athletic Conference. This past December in the 2016 Military Bowl, Wake Forest beat Temple, 34-26, before a crowd of 26,656. Since moving to Annapolis in 2013, the Bowl has played before an average stadium capacity of 93.7 percent and generated more than $64 million in direct economic impact.

“The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman continues to grow and has established itself as an end-of-year tradition for so many fans,” DC Bowl Committee President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We are thrilled to celebrate the Bowl’s 10th anniversary and look forward to another outstanding Bowl Week in Washington and Annapolis.”

This past year, for the seventh consecutive bowl season, the Military Bowl provided more than $100,000 to USO-Metro and thousands of complimentary tickets to military personnel and their families. The Bowl also benefited Patriot Point, a 290-acre retreat for recovering service members near Cambridge, Md., that is the DC Bowl Committee’s latest endeavor.

According to a report prepared by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman directly generated more than $17 million for the Annapolis/Washington region and supported more than 7,400 jobs.

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About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off for the 10th time on Dec. 28 at 1:30 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 $700,000 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. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Through generous financial and in-kind support from individuals and organizations and the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at area military hospitals, through its Mobile USO, six USO Centers, including two of the largest the Warrior and Family Centers at Fort Belvoir and Bethesda, and four USO airport lounges. For more information please visit or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter by searching USOMetroDC.