GREATS OF THE GRIDIRON
Experience the game like never before with Greats of the Gridiron! National Football League (NFL) stars Prince Amukamara and Amobi Okoye are coming to answer your burning questions and show you a side of football that most fans never get to see. When these champions come to your base, learn what it takes to be a football star, what life in the NFL is really like, and more. If you have dreamed of sharing the field with the champions of the game, now is your chance!
Make plans today to see Greats of the Gridiron. Get into the spirit of the game, and bring your team pride as you mingle with the pros. Grab your friends and do not miss this event—it is football’s ultimate backstage pass!
|Wed 6 Dec 2023||ROMANIA||SHOW|
|Fri 8 Dec 2023||POLAND||SHOW|
|Sat 9 Dec 2023||NSA NAPLES||SHOW|
|Tue 12 Dec 2023||NAS SIGONELLA||SHOW|
|Thu 14 Dec 2023||NS ROTA||SHOW|
|Sat 16 Dec 2023||USNS LISBON||SHOW|
|Tue 19 Dec 2023||CAMP BONDSTEEL||SHOW|
How do I get schedule information on specific shows?
We make it easy. The calendar and menu of events are categorized by genre and region, right here on our site.
Why do entertainers perform for the military?
Performers need to perform. It's in their DNA. Plus, going on tour with Armed Forces Entertainment is an opportunity for artists to give back and honor the sacrifices deployed servicemembers and their families make on behalf of our country. For up-and-coming artists, touring with AFE is a great way to build an audience. For established artists, it's an up-close-and-personal way to say thanks to fans.
How much do tickets cost?
It's FREE to attend every Armed Forces Entertainment show. Every single show, every single time.
Why are there occasional schedule changes?
Sometimes emergencies and personal challenges pop up for scheduled artists. Add the uncertainty of world politics, and tour agendas inevitably shift. We rush the updates to the effected venue and make changes to the online show schedule as quickly as possible. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, and we're sorry for the inconvenience.
Can I invite non-military people to AFE events?
It depends on the rules of your installation. In general, yes, non-military guests are allowed at AFE shows. But military personnel are our priority.
Prince Amukamara played cornerback for 11 seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft and competed as a rookie against his hometown team, the New England Patriots, with the Super Bowl XLVI championship team. Amukamara also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, and Arizona Cardinals. He amassed 477 career tackles in the NFL, 10 interceptions, and a defensive touchdown. He played college football for Nebraska, where he earned unanimous All-American honors, First-Team All-Big 12 twice, and the 2010 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Amobi Okoye was the Houston Texans first round pick and 10th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft out of the University of Louisville. At only 19 years old, he was the youngest player to ever be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. In addition, Okoye was the highest draft pick to come out of the University of Louisville. With his first start, Okoye became the youngest player to appear in an NFL game since 1967. Okoye was named Defensive Rookie of the Month for September 2007, after leading the American Football Conference (AFC) with four sacks. He was the youngest player ever to receive the award. Okoye played 9 years in the NFL with the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. Okoye was born in Anambra State, Nigeria, and moved to Huntsville, Alabama when he was 12 years old. After spending only two weeks in middle school, he tested into the 9th grade. Okoye first started playing football as a sophomore at Lee High School, and he won First-Team All-State honors, both as a defensive and offensive lineman as a senior. He attended the University of Louisville and played in 13 games at the age of 16 as a freshman. As a senior in 2006, Okoye registered 55 tackles, eight sacks, and recovered three fumbles. Okoye garnered Associated Press Second-Team All-American honors and First-Team All-Big East honors. At 19 years old, Okoye garnered first-round draft status during the season as the youngest senior in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
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