D.C. United, Leidos announce inaugural Armed Forces Week

D.C. United and presenting partner Leidos will celebrate Armed Forces Week together for the first time by participating in several community events. Through a series of activities on each of the five days leading up to Armed Forces Night, which will take place at D.C. United’s home match vs. Montreal on May 17 at 7 p.m., the club and Leidos will honor the proud men, women and families of the U.S. Armed Forces for their dedication and service to the country.

“We are extremely excited to pay tribute to our troops for their commitment and service to our country. Throughout Armed Forces Week, D.C. United and Leidos have scheduled daily events that will allow our troops and their families to engage with the team and its fans. While we can never replicate what they have done for us, this is our way to give back to them,” said D.C. United Chief Operating Officer, Tom Hunt. “We welcome all those who currently serve or who have served to come to RFK Stadium on May 17th and be part of the festivities.”

“We’re grateful for any opportunity to give back to those who serve our country and we’re proud to work with D.C. United to honor members of the military and their families,” said John Jumper, Leidos Chief Executive Officer.

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The following is the schedule of Armed Forces Week events:

Event: Armed Forces Clinic
Date: Monday, May 12: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Location: Cody Child Development Center – 102 Carpenter Road, Fort Myer, VA 222111
Personnel: D.C. United Players, Team Leidos

Event: First Team Open Training
Date: Tuesday, May 13: 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Va.
Personnel: D.C. United Players and Staff, Team Leidos

Event: Armed Forces Retirement Home Visit
Date: Wednesday, May 14: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: 140 Rock Creek Church Road, N.W. Washington, DC 20011
Personnel: D.C. United Players, Team Leidos

Event: D.C. United Players visit USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda
Date: Thursday, May 15
Location: Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Personnel: D.C. United Players, Team Leidos

Event: D.C. United Staff and Players to make TAPS Care Packages
Date: Friday, May 16: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: 11951 Freedom Drive, Reston VA 20190
Personnel: D.C. United Players and Staff, Team Leidos

Event: Armed Forces Night- D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact
Date: Saturday, May 17 – 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: RFK Stadium – 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003