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First Command is a proud sponsor of the 13th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

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FORT WORTH, Texas - For the tenth consecutive year, First Command Financial Services, Inc., is proud to join forces with other military-friendly companies to sponsor the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - the original collegiate football bowl game that honors all five branches of the U.S. military.

Kicking off at 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 29 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will feature the Air Force Falcons and the California Golden Bears. The game will air on ESPN as well as the Armed Forces Bowl Radio Network.

Since 2003, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has supported military charities, including the Airpower Foundation, American Red Cross, Armed Services YMCA and Military Warriors Support Foundation. The game celebrates America’s military capabilities and culture through all branches of the military, with a presentation of the “Great American Patriot Award” on-field at halftime.

Through underwriting in part by First Command, all U.S. military active-duty personnel and veterans are eligible for free admission.

Leading up to game day, fans have the opportunity to attend the Team Kickoff Luncheon in downtown Fort Worth on Dec. 28.  On game day, First Command representatives will spend pre-and-post game at the Tailgate Outpost just outside Amon G. Carter Stadium.  There will be a full exhibition area featuring interactive displays, military hardware, games and prizes.  Following the game, country artist Kevin Fowler will perform in concert.

“First Command is honored to offer our men and women in uniform and their families this special opportunity to experience and enjoy this patriotic sporting event,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command. “We view our support of the Lockheed Martin Armed Force Bowl as a clear demonstration of the sense of partnership we feel with all of the armed forces and our civic commitment to the Fort Worth community.”

About First Command

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams—focusing on consumer behavior as the first and most powerful determinant of results. Through knowledgeable advice and coaching of the financial behaviors conducive to success, First Command Financial Advisors have built trustworthy, lasting relationships with hundreds of thousands of client families since 1958.


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