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Salute to Service

OUTREACH

Change of Command

Since 2012, the Seattle Seahawks and USAA have annually honored a military unit with a "12" flag as the team's honored military unit for the season.  The ceremony mirrors a deep-rooted military tradition, the change of command ceremony, where an outgoing commander formally transitions responsibility and authority of a unit to a new commander.  The Seahawks welcomed their 2015 honored military unit - Marines Security Forces Battalion - Bangor - through a flag hand-off ceremony with U.S. Coast Guard 13th District. The Coast Guard hosted the event on base and the Seahawks' trademark "12" flag was transferred.

Heroes of 12 Tour

In conjunction with the summer 12 Tour, the team arranges stops at military installations and V.A. hospitals to celebrate and thank military personnel.

Military Base Visits

The Seattle Seahawks organize annual visits to military bases across Washington, including:  Fairchild A.F.B (Spokane), Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Lakewood), etc.  Coaches, players, members of the Sea Gals, members of Blue Thunder and team mascots interact with service members, veterans and their families. 

Military Sea Hawkers

The Military Sea Hawkers club is the designated military chapter of the Seahawks official booster club. Membership is complimentary to all current and former service members.  Members are invited to stay up-to-date on all Seahawks related military news and activities at militaryseahawkers.org.

Salute to Service Merchandise Donation

Each year the team offers a variety of “Salute to Service” branded merchandise.  The Seahawks pledge to donate 10% of the sales throughout the month of November to military related charities. Fans are also able to make a donation at all registers during check-out.

Salute to Service Day at Training Camp

The Seattle Seahawks designate one practice during the team’s annual Training Camp to celebrate and thank local military personnel at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. 

 

GAMEDAY OPPORTUNITIES

Heroes of 12 Seats

The team has designated six (6) stadium seats to honor local military members at each home game.  The camouflaged seats feature the emblems of all five U.S. Military service branches and are located in the lower bowl.  Please complete the form below for a service member and their family to be considered for the tickets.

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Pregame Flag Ceremony

As part of the Seattle Seahawks pregame ceremonies, members of the Armed Forces participate in the color guard and by holding the U.S. Flag. Seahawks work directly with public affairs officials to select the branch and service members for each game. 

Reenlistment Oath Ceremony

The Seattle Seahawks host an on-field pregame ceremony for one service member and up to three guests.   Please complete the form below to be considered for the ceremony.  Due to the high volume of applications, requests and are filled on a first come first served basis.

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U.S. Marines Toys for Tots

During one regular season home game, the Seattle Seahawks partner with U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new and unwrapped toys or cash donations in Touchdown City, all gate locations. Visit www.toysfortots.org for more information.

National Anthem Singer

Seahawks seek anthem singers for each home game.  Criteria includes the following:  experienced acapella vocalists (no groups), able to keep performance under 90 seconds.  Please submit an audio and/or video clip, bio and dates available to perform to the following:

Attn: Fan Development
National Anthem
12 Seahawks Way
Renton, WA 98056

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Salute to Service Game

Each year the team designates one home game to recognize military personnel during the Salute to Service game.  As part of the pregame ceremony, the team selects one military member to lead the team onto the field by carrying a U.S. Flag.  Please complete the form below to be considered for the ceremony.  For more information on the NFL's Salute to Service campaign visit www.nfl.com/salute 

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COMMENDATION FOR SERVICE

Special Recognition Certificates

The Seattle Seahawks have created a standardized certificate to recognize military achievement, i.e., promotion, retirement, accomplishment, etc., please complete the following form.  Due to high volume, requests may take a minimum of four to six weeks.

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Honorary U.S. Flag at CenturyLink Field

The Seattle Seahawks are able to grant a limited number requests to fly a U.S. Flag in honor of a military retirement at CenturyLink Field.  Please complete the following form and ship a 3 x 5 U.S. Flag with a pre-paid, self-addressed envelope to the address below.  Upon completion, the flag will be returned with a certificate of authentication.  Due to high volume, requests may take a minimum of four to six weeks.

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Attn: Fan Development
Honorary U.S. Flag at CenturyLink Field
12 Seahawks Way
Renton, WA 98056

#SeahawksSalute

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