USM Military Appreciation Football Game Ticket Distribution | Community Spirit
The following is a press release from Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center:
To show appreciation to military service members and their Families here at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, representatives from the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Department, USM cheerleaders and Seymour the Golden Eagle handed out football tickets here on the installation Nov. 15.
Approximately 1,000 tickets were donated to Soldiers and their Families for a Military Appreciation football game at “The Rock” in Hattiesburg as the Golden Eagles face the University of Texas at El Paso.
The cheerleaders stepped inside to tour a M1A1 Abrahams tank, a M109A6 Paladin and took pictures with Soldiers who are deploying overseas to Afghanistan.
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center became a mobilization station in June 2004. The training center continues to meet the challenges of providing for the nation’s defense by serving as a mobilization training center. Since then, the mission has evolved in planning, developing, and providing a diverse and demanding training environment that evolves constantly to meet the new and emerging threats to our nation’s security.