WWE offers free tickets to the military

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November 29, 2012

World Wrestling Entertainment is offering all U.S. military personnel free tickets to its Live Events worldwide as another way for the company to show its gratitude for their service to their country.

Effective immediately, U.S. military personnel from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard can claim a free ticket to any WWE RAW or SmackDown Live Event in their local area — excluding WrestleMania — by going to their local arena box office with a military ID the day of the WWE Live Event. Tickets are available the day of the event while supplies last.

“Armed Forces Entertainment is honored to work with WWE in what could be one of the largest offerings to U.S. Military personnel,” said Art Myers, director of Air Force Services, who oversees Armed Forces Entertainment. “It truly shows the immense respect and gratitude that WWE and its Superstars have for our airmen, marines, sailors, soldiers, national guardsmen and coast guard.”

Since 2003, Armed Forces Entertainment has hosted WWE SmackDown and RAW Superstars on their annual “Tribute to the Troops” holiday tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, which aired on the UPN and USA Networks, respectively. This year, WWE visited troops in July during a handshake tour in Southwest Asia, and will also host its annual “Tribute to the Troops” in early December. On these tours, the WWE Superstars meet, sleep and eat with military personnel through a series of appearances, providing a special connection between the Superstars and the troops they meet.

“Keeping troop morale high is one of the most important functions of Armed Forces Entertainment,” Myers said. “The continued support from World Wrestling Entertainment gives our military personnel something to look forward to.”

WWE Superstars regularly visit military bases and hospitals, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital, to bolster troop morale, and undertake several initiatives with the Department of Defense’s America Supports You program and local chapters of the USO. In 2004, the USO of Metropolitan Washington presented WWE with the first-ever “Legacy of Hope” award for its extensive support of our troops and the USO’s Operation Care Package program.

WWE is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at WWE.com and corporate.wwe.com. For more information on WWE’s activities with U.S. troops, visit troops.wwe.com.

Armed Forces Entertainment is the lead Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to US military personnel serving overseas, with priority given to those in contingency operations and remote and isolated locations. The Department of the Air Force is the executive agent of Armed Forces Entertainment.

Founded in 1951, Armed Forces Entertainment brings a touch of home to more than 500,000 troops annually, embracing the best of Americana that stretches across all genres of entertainment. Visit armedforcesentertainment.com for more information.

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