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The Denver Broncos Nominate DeMarcus Ware for the 6th Annual Salute to Service Award. Presented by USAA

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The Salute to Service Award presented by USAA was created to acknowledge the exceptional efforts by members of the NFL community to honor and support U.S. service members, veterans and their families. They will be tallying all the hashtags and adding them to their Salute Count. Tweet #DeMarcusWare and #SALUTETOSERVICE @USAA @NFL

DeMarcus Ware was announced as the Broncos nominee for the Salute to Service Award presented by USAA.” The award, presented annually by USAA and the NFL, honors a league member who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community. USAA is the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL.

As a Navy wife, sending a BZ to DeMarcus! Our family are USAA members, making this even more special.

WHO: DeMarcus Ware, Broncos Linebacker

WHAT: Nominated for the sixth annual “Salute to Service Award presented by USAA”

WHEN: Finalists for the award are announced in January. The recipient will be recognized at the “6th Annual NFL Honors” awards show in Houston on FOX on Saturday, Feb. 4, the night before the Super Bowl.

WHY: As someone who has close ties with the military, the Broncos are proud to nominate Demarcus Ware for the Salute to Service award. In addition to his annual support of the team’s Salute to Service outreach in the month of November, Ware continues to proactively organize and participate in military support and outreach on his own. As part of President Barack Obama’s United We Serve initiative and Military Family Network, Ware helped promote the importance of physical fitness for our nation’s children. Additionally, Ware has had numerous family members serve in the military and will honor the Air Force with a sticker decal on his helmet this November. To read more about Ware’s nomination, please visit NFL.com/salute.

OTHER INFO: Past recipients of the award include Vincent Jackson (2015), Jared Allen (2014), John Harbaugh (2013), Charles Tillman (2012), and the late Tennessee Titans owner, K.S. “Bud” Adams, a WWII veteran (2011).

The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 11.8 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.

Hey, Broncos Fans, help DeMarcus WIN this award! Tweet #DeMarcusWare and #SALUTETOSERVICE