Armed Forces Bowl


About one quarter of domestic Lockheed Martin employees are military veterans, or are currently serving. We understand the significant contributions and sacrifices our armed forces personnel make to ensure global and national security. Sponsoring the Armed Forces Bowl is an important way that Lockheed Martin celebrates patriotism and recognizes the efforts of servicemen and women from all five branches of the military.

While 2014 was the first year Lockheed Martin was the title sponsor of the Armed Forces Bowl, we have been involved for years with the game and other initiatives that support the armed forces. Our Missiles and Fire Control business became a sponsor of the Armed Forces Bowl event in its early years. Later, our Aeronautics business joined in, expanding our public recognition of the military and veteran community.

While most other bowl games are focused primarily on the game itself and the schools competing, the Armed Forces Bowl is committed to honoring and recognizing active-duty service members, wounded warriors, veterans and their families. Throughout the game, the Great American Patriot Award will be given, wounded warriors will be honored, and  donations to military charities will be presented. The game is also broadcast through the Armed Forces Network to ensure that all service members can watch – no matter where they are stationed around the world.


Lockheed Martin employee ticket information can be found internally on insideLM.


Kickoff Luncheon - Featuring Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Brown
Omni Fort Worth Hotel-Texas Ballroom

Friday, Dec. 22 - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Teams, coaches and fans will gather to kick off what will be a memorable bowl game as we honor our nation's armed forces members. This year's keynote speaker will be Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Tim Brown. 

A limited amount of tickets are available to the general public. Click here to purchase tickets

Tailgate Outpost - Outside Amon G. Carter Stadium, Lot 3

Saturday, Dec. 23 - 10:30 a.m. - Kick-off

A full exhibition area featuring interactive displays, military hardware, games, prizes and more. Fun for all ages, the Tailgate Outpost will feature a pre-game concert that is free to everyone. Also located inside the Tailgate Outpost, is the Veterans Village presented by the American Red Cross.

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl -
Amon G. Carter Stadium

Saturday, Dec. 23 - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Game time! The 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will feature San Diego State against Army West Point in Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of TCU.

Experience the F-35

Experience the F-35

Fighting Spirit

Fighting Spirit Scholarship Program

Through the Fighting Spirit Scholarship Program, Lockheed Martin provides two wounded veterans the opportunity to participate in life-enrichment programs at Able Flight and Warrior Sailing Program at no cost to them. These organizations provide training for disabled veterans to fly, sail and regain confidence lost on the battlefield. Learn More.  

In addition to the Fighting Spirit Scholarship, the Armed Forces Bowl and Lockheed Martin have ties to veterans and active service members across the world every day. Learn more.

Answering the Call

Trophy Road Show

AFB Trophy Roadshow

For the third year in a row, the Armed Forces Bowl trophy has hit the open road to visit Lockheed Martin sites across the country. The 2017 roadshow stretched from Colorado to Washington, D.C., stopping at each of our Business Areas. The annual trophy roadshow culminated in a final march back to Fort Worth, Texas, in time for the Saturday, Dec. 23, bowl game. Read More.

Game Details

Date: Saturday, Dec. 23

Time: 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, Texas

Free tickets available for U.S. veterans, reservists and active duty via