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Military Sea Hawkers
The military chapter of the official booster club of the Seattle Seahawks
Military Sea Hawkers Newsletter — November 9, 2012
A Leon Washington pregame ritual is to give a big hug to Military Sea Hawkers President Traci Williams.
Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe the week has gone by so quickly, at least it has for me, but maybe it’s due to trying to send out invites, go through photos from Sunday’s game and get ready to get back out and watch the Seahawks get after the Jets this weekend!
The Seahawks have a ton of tributes to the military set up throughout the game, so it’s going to be a special day for those of you who are able to make it. Unfortunately I know there are more than a few of you who’d like to go, but can’t make it with resale ticket prices running so high.
I know it doesn’t help for Sunday, but I talked to Lindsay with the Seahawks ticket office this week who is going to help us out with getting a section of discounted tickets for next year’s game. As long as we can get a group of 20 of us together, we will be able to work something out. So start thinking about next year!
If you can’t make it to the game, join us after the game at King Street Bar and Oven for our Veteran’s Day Celebration. Drop an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or check in on the website to give us an idea of how many seats we might need.
Looking forward to seeing you at the game this weekend! GO HAWKS!!!
Seahawks vs. Jets on AFN Atlantic
Sorry, Sailors, it looks like you’ve been shut out again on Direct to Sailor. Maybe someone can email me to tell me if it’s truly the case, since it seems strange that AFN Pacific and AFN Atlantic have the exact same scheduled listed online. Thanks to those of you who continue to vote for the Seahawks for the AFN Game of the Week. I like to think that our efforts are at least showing there is enough interest in the Seahawks to get the game on AFN.
The Seahawks game against the Jets is scheduled to air at 1300 PT/2100 GMT on AFN Prime Atlantic. If you’re watching the game, snap a picture and send it along. We’ll post it on our website and forward it along to the Seahawks to share as well.
Please continue to vote for the AFN Game of the Week on Facebook starting Sunday night through Wednesday. Let me know if you have trouble with any of the links I send out.
Military Appreciation Activities for NoV. 11
The Seattle Seahawks announced all the game day activities in honor of Veterans Day during the Seahawks versus Jets game on November 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Touchdown City opens at 10 a.m. and gates open at 11 a.m.
The team, in conjunction with USAA, the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL, will stage a 52,500 person card in conjunction with the national anthem. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they’re in their seats in order to turn CenturyLink Field into an oversize U.S. flag and “thank you” card for veterans and active-duty military.
The Seattle Seahawks “Salute to Service” web site has officially launched with great success. Now, military service members, Veterans and their families can upload their Seattle Seahawks military pictures while on deployments or stateside.
3rd Quarter USAA Salute to Service Shout-out from a deployed service member to his family on the field.
Coin Toss; Dylan Nicolau, age 10, and his dad is currently serving in the military.
The national anthem will be performed by Sarah Reasner, Musician Third Class Sarah Reasner hails from Palmer, Alaska where she began to sing publically in her local church at age five. She attended the University of Idaho before joining the Navy Music Program in 2005, and has spent the past six years touring the world as a musical ambassador for the United States Navy.
Scheduled to raise the 12th MAN Flag is Ferndale native Joe Moser. Joe was a P-38 fighter pilot in WWII who was shot down during his 44th mission over France. He was imprisoned in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, where he was supposed to have been executed. He survived and is featured in an award winning documentary the ‘Lost Airmen of Buchenwald’.
Erin M. Schaefer, SGT. Retired U.S. Army, Wounded Warrior will lead the team out of the tunnel. SGT Schaefer has 11 years active duty with the United States Army and is a graduate of Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. His prothetics are designed with the Seattle Seahawks logos.
The team will wear stickers on their helmets in honor of all branches of services, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, U.S. Airforce, and U.S. Coast Guard. The Seattle Seahawks and USAA salute and highlight the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division – Raiders for their commitment to serve our nation. They are stationed out of Joint Base Lewis McChord.