ASU hosts Military Appreciation Game

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  • By Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

Angelo State University thanked past and present military members in the community by inviting them out to watch the Angelo Rams vs Simon Fraser University football game which took place in San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 14.

“It is pretty awesome to be able to come out and interact with the people of San Angelo who support us so much,” said Airman 1st Class Zachary Ravlin, a volunteer from Goodfellow. “It is cool to have the three different branches out here all together, and to interact with everyone here.”

Angelo State University played the Canadian team of Simon Fraser University. Simon Fraser is located outside of Vancouver, Canada, in the city of Burnaby over 2,000 miles from San Angelo.

“All of us from the Marines, Army and Air Force are here to present the state flags during halftime and just have a good time,” said Airman Zachary McMaster. “Coming off base is a good feeling, I love interacting with everyone from different places and learning their culture.”

The event kicked off with Ram Jam 2019, a tail gate party with food and vendors located in the parking lot of the LeGrand Alumni Visitor’s Center. Attendees enjoyed food, games and live music before heading over to the 1st Community Credit Union Field to watch the game.

To kick off the game, cadets from the Reserve Officer Training Corp displayed a flag during the National Anthem. During the halftime show Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, swore in individuals from different branches that are currently in the delayed entry program while volunteers from Goodfellow presented the fifty state flags on the field and the Goodfellow Honor Guard presented the colors.

The game finished with a final score of ASU 68, Simon Fraser 7.