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Chiefs to honor troops on Armed Forces Day Saturday

Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division to be on hand
May 11, 2012
Syracuse, NY- The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will honor our nation's military with an Armed Forces Celebration on Saturday, May 12 before and during the team's 2:00 PM game at Alliance Bank Stadium against the Rochester Red Wings.

The event will begin in the stadium parking lot at 12-noon with static displays of military vehicles and equipment including high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV's) and an MQ-9 Reaper, an aircraft which has a wing span of 66-feet by 36-feet in length. In combat, the MQ-9 Reaper is an armed multi-mission, medium-altitude, long endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. In addition, the Fort Drum rock band, "Avalanche," is slated to perform in the parking lot for a pregame concert starting at 12:30 PM.

Pre-game activities will continue inside the ballpark with on-field recognitions of several military award winners, a performance by national recording artist Chris Taylor, and flag presentations.

Chiefs players and coaches will wear special Stars & Stripes themed jerseys for the game in honor of the men and women of the Armed Forces.

For more information, contact Chiefs Operations Assistant Brandon Massey at 315-474-7833. Tickets for Saturday's game, and all Chiefs home games, can be purchased in person at the Chiefs Ticket Office at Alliance Bank Stadium, by calling 315-474-7833, or online at