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 Covering the Bowl Game.

 For media wishing to cover the 2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the credential application is available here. All requests for credentials and parking must be made by Thursday, Dec. 13.

 The official media hotel for this year is the Courtyard Marriott Blackstone Hotel in Fort Worth, located at 601 Main Street. To reserve a room at the media rate of $99, click here


Bo's Blog: Not Alone in the Lone Star State

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 20, 2017) – Did you know that all 130 NCAA FBS members have at least one player or coach who has called Texas home?

If so, then it should come as no surprise that both Army West Point and San Diego State have ample Texas high school football talent and hometown connections as they approach the historic 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday.

Besides numerous coaches and administrators from both schools who have worked or coached on all levels in the Lone Star State, there are a plethora of Texas student-athletes on the two squads.

Army West Point football continues its strong run

By Troy Phillips

The rankings and numbers say Army, with its ever-throwback triple option offense, should help the 15th Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl stay right on or well ahead of televised schedule.

Extra commercials? Not likely.

The Black Knights (9-3) are set to face San Diego State (10-2) in what could be a run-based slugfest Saturday at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Night Stalkers to conduct Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl flyover

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 19, 2017) – Officials at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl have announced their plans for the pregame flyover prior to the 15th annual college bowl game on Saturday. The flyover will feature helicopters from the legendary 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), more commonly known as the Night Stalkers.

Various aircraft from the regiment, including the MH-60 Black Hawk assault helicopter made by Sikorski, which is owned by Lockheed Martin, will be participating in the event.

Bo's Blog: Long-Standing Connections for SDSU’s Coach

By Bo Carter

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 18, 2017) – San Diego State head coach Rocky Long’s Texas and Army connections are many as he prepares the 10-2 Aztecs for the 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (CST) at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium against 9-3 Army West Point.

Not only did Long wreak havoc on several opponents from Texas during his days as an option quarterback at New Mexico from 1969-71, but he also has an affinity for the armed forces. His father served during World War II and had a 30-year career as a U.S. Army officer.

Star running back worth every Penny for SDSU

By Troy Phillips

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 19, 2017) – The wider narrative will say Rashaad Penny was snubbed by not being invited to the Heisman Trophy party in New York a few weeks back.

Pending the result of today’s 15th Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl that pairs Army West Point (9-3) against San Diego State (10-2) and running back Penny, the snub is either good or bad news.

Good news for the Aztecs to have a quietly motivated back? Bad for Army that it has to stop one? We’ll see.

Time for more memories

By Troy Phillips, LMAFB Staff Writer

There was that one game (Marshall vs. Cincinnati) where the wind chill fell into the teens and the hot chocolate ran out. Or that dizzying 25-point rally by Houston to edge Pittsburgh by a point.

There were the six touchdown passes by California’s Jared Goff against Air Force. Or Utah safety Eric Weddle lining up on offense (two ways!) for the winning TD run against Tulsa.

Bowl Notes: 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl


Circling the Bases

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is the only collegiate football bowl game that has hosted all three U.S. Service Academy football teams. The U.S. Air Force Academy (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015), the U.S. Military Academy (2010, 2017) and the U.S. Naval Academy (2013, 2016) have all participated in the bowl. It is the ninth time in the past 11 years that an academy is playing in the contest.


Many Happy Returns

Army and San Diego State to meet in 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 3, 2017) – The Army West Point Black Knights and San Diego State Aztecs have officially accepted invitations to play in the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Brant Ringler, the bowl’s executive director, announced Sunday.

The 15th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 23, at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 p.m. ET).