The Bowl for the Brave

Approximately 25% of Lockheed Martin’s U.S. employee population are active duty military or veterans. 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 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.

2019 Game Details & Schedule

Kickoff Luncheon

When: Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. CT

Where: Fort Worth Convention Center

Teams, coaches and fans will gather to kick off another memorable bowl game as we honor our nation's armed forces members. A limited amount of tickets will be available to the general public. Ticket information is available here.


The Ulterra Tailgate Outpost

When: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 7:30-10 a.m. CT

Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Lot 3

Game day will kick off with free activities at the Ulterra Tailgate Outpost. Arrive early! Fans of all ages can enjoy interactive displays, current and vintage military hardware, food trucks, team pep rallies and more. Also located inside the Ulterra Tailgate Outpost, is the Veterans Village presented by the American Red Cross. In the Veterans Village, non-profit military organizations come together to provide assistance to veterans. 


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

When: Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. CT

Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, 2800 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76129

The 2020 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will feature armed forces branch tributes, the Great American Patriot Award presentation, the Purple Heart Warrior Tribute, a trophy presentation the bowl champions and great football. The game will conclude with fireworks.

The Fighting Spirit Scholarship Program

Through the Fighting Spirit Scholarship Program, Lockheed Martin provides wounded veterans the opportunity to participate in life-enrichment programs at Warrior Sailing, Able Flight and Adaptive Training Foundation.

These organizations provide wounded veterans opportunities to experience flying and sailing and competitive exercise training, and regain confidence lost on the battlefield. The program gives veterans the opportunity to showcase their enduring fighting spirit in the presence of their families, colleagues and a grateful nation.

Last year, Lockheed Martin named 1st Lt. Victor Prato, retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Radetic, and retired Sgt. 1st Class Randy Nantz as the 2018 Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship awardees.