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USAA donates $500,000 to honor San Antonio community throughout 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 2, 2017) The Tricentennial Commission announced today that USAA will serve as the official military appreciation sponsor for the 300th anniversary commemoration. Home to a consistent military presence for nearly 300 years, Military City, USA and USAA will celebrate our San Antonio community, and honor our active and retired service members throughout 2018 as part of the Tricentennial.

“San Antonio continues to benefit from USAA’s values and investment in our communities,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “An exemplary corporate partner, USAA will be integral to the Tricentennial celebrations throughout 2018, helping to commemorate our milestone and the fundamental role the military has played in the development of our city and county.”

“USAA has proudly served military members and their families since 1922,” said Stuart Parker, CEO of USAA. “We look forward to paying tribute to the city’s 300-year legacy and honoring our veterans, actively serving members and their families,” he added.

“Honoring our heritage and those who have come before us is what this anniversary is all about.  USAA stands for these very same values.  Their commitment to our legacy and our future is greatly appreciated and I look forward to 2018,” stated Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. 

USAA’s investment of $500,000 in the Tricentennial will ensure that San Antonio and Bexar County’s military legacy is incorporated into all aspects of the commemoration, including the New Year’s Eve kickoff, Commemorative Week and educational and Serve 300 community services initiatives. 

“The Tricentennial Commission commends USAA for its unwavering commitment to our military community, whose contributions have been instrumental to the development of our community,” said Robert Thrailkill, Chairman of the Board of the Tricentennial Commission. “We look forward to working with USAA as we commemorate our community and the military throughout 2018.”

The region’s military heritage will be showcased during Commemorative Week and throughout the Tricentennial year.  Military Day activities during Commemorative Week will showcase active duty military, as well as the past and current missions of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) – Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB and Camp Bullis.

Additional military-themed events will include demonstrations by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, U.S. Navy’s Leap Frogs, U.S. Army’s Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, U.S. Marine Corps’ Silent Drill Platoon, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, All-Service Medical Department Open House, Navy Week at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, city-wide high school JROTC drill competition, recognition of high school seniors who have enlisted in military service, musical performances, and more.

Details of the community and military initiatives can be found on the Tricentennial Commission’s website and the SA300 official app. Keep up with the Tricentennial and download the Tricentennial App. Get alerts about upcoming events, purchase official SA300 Gear, sign up to become a volunteer and learn about the rich history of San Antonio directly from your mobile device. To download the iPhone app, click here. To download the Android app, click here.

About the San Antonio Tricentennial:

In 2018, San Antonio will mark its 300th anniversary: a rare, historic event that will be remembered for generations. The Tricentennial Commission, a public nonprofit, leads the way in celebrating and commemorating our 300 years by developing a year of educational, artistic, and entertaining events. As San Antonio takes the world’s stage, key initiatives include: History & Education, Arts & Culture, Community Service, and Commemorative Week. The yearlong commemoration will celebrate our memorable past and propel us into our equally remarkable future. You are invited to join our community and be a part of the next chapter in San Antonio’s legendary story. Visit for more information.

About USAA

The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 12.3 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

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