- Special Operations Silverado will support National Navy SEAL Museum
- Partners with the USX Mt. Everest Team to raise Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness
- GM Military Discount expands to include all veterans
PHILADELPHIA – For the sixth consecutive year, Chevrolet is the official vehicle sponsor of Saturday’s Army-Navy Game. During the game, Chevrolet will honor military service men and women, particularly its special forces.
Former General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, will join retired U.S. Navy SEAL Master Chief Rick Kaiser, executive director of the National Navy SEAL Museum, to salute the special forces during the presentation of a Chevy Silverado Special Ops Concept vehicle at the game.
The limited production version is expected to go on sale next spring. Chevrolet will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Special Operations Silverado sold to benefit the Navy SEAL Museum.
“The partnership will also help us aid the families of fallen, injured and active duty Navy SEALs through the efforts of our Trident House and scholarship programs," said Kaiser.
Founded in 1985, the museum honors the service and legacy of the U.S. Navy SEALs. Located in Ft. Pierce, Fla., the museum and memorial are recognized as the birthplace of the Navy SEALs. During World War II, thousands of volunteers traveled there to train in covert warfare and underwater demolitions, creating the Navy’s first special operations units.
Chevrolet will also host the U.S. Expeditions and Explorations (USX) Mt. Everest Expedition Team and its members before the game. USX, founded by two active-duty U.S. Army graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., helps veterans struggling with combat injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
In April 2016, Chevrolet will sponsor the USX team as it seeks to put the first active-duty soldiers – and first combat-wounded U.S. veteran – atop the world’s tallest peak at Mt. Everest.
“We sincerely appreciate the support of Chevrolet as we take on this bold challenge,” said U.S. Army Capt. Matt Hickey, USX co-founder and team member. “Although our goal is big, so are the needs of today’s veterans, and our mission and Chevrolet’s support inspires others to get involved.”
Also, Chevrolet has expanded its military discount program – normally reserved for active-duty, reserves, retired personnel and veterans within a year of discharge – to include all 23 million veterans and their spouses. The discount is available through Jan. 4, 2016. To learn more, visit ChevySalutes.com.
Kickoff for the 116th Army-Navy Game is 3:10 p.m. EST on CBS.
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About The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history and heritage of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including: Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units, Amphibious Scouts and Raiders and Underwater Demolition Teams. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the birthplace of the Navy Frogman, the Museum promotes public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of Naval Special Warfare. Those fallen are honored on the black granite walls of the Navy SEAL Memorial on Museum grounds, while support is provided for the families through the Trident House Charities; this program includes the Trident House, Navy SEAL Museum Scholarships, and Family Support initiatives. To learn more, visit navysealmuseum.org.
U.S. Expeditions and Explorations (USX) is a veteran nonprofit organization founded by active-duty service members and veterans. USX empowers veterans and soldiers to inspire others and help those in need in order to overcome mental health issues related to military service. We do this through small expedition teams fostering camaraderie and a renewed sense of purpose and service. In doing so, USX and its veterans will spread the spirit of the American Soldier and raise awareness for soldier mental health. To learn more, visit USX.vet.