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.

Experience the F-35

F-35 Full Scale Model

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II full scale model will be on display and open to the public in downtown Fort Worth Dec. 19 –22 on Main Street between 8th Street and 9th Street. The canopy will be open for photos each day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Each day the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Trophy will also be on hand to join you in your photo. Pilots and other special guests from each team and local government will stop by the model throughout the week.



Monday, Dec. 19 --- Salute a Veteran Day
Show the veterans in your life and around the world you appreciate them. Visit the F-35 with service member family and friends, wear your service gear or bring a photo of a veteran for a photo opportunity.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 --- Holiday Attire
Bring your holiday spirit to the F-35 Lightning II and say “Cheese!” Wear your favorite holiday sweater, shirt, hat, scarf, etc. for your photo in the cockpit.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 --- Fort Worth Day
Texas born or Texan by choice, come out and show your Cowtown pride! Wear or bring your favorite item that represents Fort Worth and hop in the F-35 Lightning II cockpit for a photo opp.

Thursday, Dec. 22 --- Team Spirit Day
We have spirit, yes we do! We have spirit, how about you? It’s game time in Cowtown and we want to see your best game day gear next to the F-35. Find your foam finger and join the celebration!

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

AFB Trophy Roadshow

For the second year in a row, the Armed Forces Bowl trophy has hit the open road to visit Lockheed Martin sites across the country. Reaching more than double the locations of its inaugural journey in 2015, the 2016 roadshow stretched from California to New York, stopping at Sikorsky, customer bases and each of our Business Areas. Twenty-eight stops in total, this second-annual trophy roadshow culminated in a final march back to Fort Worth, Texas, in time for the Friday, Dec. 23, bowl game. Read More.