Super Bowl trophy

A service member poses with the Lombardi Trophy at Hanscomb Air Force Base in Massachusetts as part of the USAA’s Salute to Service Tour this year.

Michael Malyszko | USAA

A trophy similar to the one Super Bowl winners will hoist above their heads in few months is coming to Fort Hood this week.

As part of USAA’s Salute to Service Tour, the chrome-covered Lombardi Trophy will be set up at the Clear Creek Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

In addition to the trophy behind a glass case, the tour features a quarterback accuracy challenge, photo opportunities and a chance to win tickets to NFL games.

The 77-day tour started in September and is visiting military installations across the country. Last week, it was at Fort Campbell, Ky., and this weekend it will head to the Randolph Air Show in San Antonio.

The tour exhibits are free to attend.

“USAA understands military life has many challenges and can be stressful at times, so bringing our ‘Salute to Service’ experience on-base is a unique and exciting way to recognize and thank the military community during a historic NFL season culminating with Super Bowl 50,” said Vice Admiral (Ret.) John Bird, USAA’s senior vice president of military affairs. “We know the military community is passionate about their favorite NFL teams and USAA’s sponsorship with the NFL allows us to share that passion by strengthening connections with our military communities in a way that no other insurance company is able to.”

After the event, participants can visit SaluteToService.com to retrieve photos and for more information.

Contact Jacob Brooks jbrooks@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468

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