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Ten-hut! Armed Forces Celebration Week commences at The Joe

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville-Madison County Chamber is honoring the military in the community during Armed Forces Celebration Week.

Festivities kick off Saturday night when the Huntsville City Football Club takes on Crown Legacy at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium. There will be military appreciation moments throughout the game, which begins at 7 p.m.

The Armed Forces Celebration continues Monday with a Proclamation Signing Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Downtown Huntsville and concludes Saturday, June 15.

(City of Huntsville/Facebook)

The following attractions are offering discounted or free admission for military families during Armed Forces Celebration Week:

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center – free admission for Veterans and active duty personnel with one paid admission.
  • EarlyWorks Museums – free admission for military and/or their families.
  • Heart of the Valley YMCA – free admission to all active/retired military, with Military ID, and their immediate family members at all branches of the Y: Downtown Express YMCA and Southeast Family YMCA in Huntsville and Hogan Family YMCA in Madison.
  • Huntsville Museum of Art – discounted admission for military

Also, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Iron Mike Golf Tournament to benefit the AUSA Scholarship Fund will be June 19 at the Links at Redstone.


  • Saturday
    Armed Forces Night at Wicks Family Field
    Huntsville City FC vs. Crown Legacy FC, 7 p.m.
    Redstone Test Center flyover planned
    Gold Star Family Appreciation (Private Event)
    Military appreciation moments throughout game
    Purchase tickets here.
  • Monday
    Proclamation Signing Ceremony
    Huntsville-Madison County Veterans Memorial on Monroe Street downtown, 8 a.m.
    *In case of rain, the proclamation signing will be moved indoors to the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber at 225 Church Street.
    Leaders from Huntsville, Madison, Madison County, and Redstone Arsenal will sign a proclamation and the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band, from Fort Moore, Ga., will play patriotic music.
    Concert in the Park Fireworks Show
    Huntsville Museum of Art lawn, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
    *In case of rain, event will move to VBC South Hall, and fireworks will be cancelled
    Come enjoy a night of music and fireworks downtown. Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation’s 2024 Military Appreciation Night Concert in the Park will feature the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) Band from Fort Moore, Ga. More information here.
  • Tuesday
    Armed Forces Celebration Luncheon
    VBC Saturn Ballroom, Noon–1:15 p.m.
    *Registration closed.
  • Wednesday
    Annual Softball Game between Team Redstone and Community Team
    Toyota Field, 6–7:30 p.m.
    Community leaders will host Redstone Arsenal leaders in this annual Community Softball Game at Toyota Field. Parking and admission are free. The first 500 people through the gates get a free hot dog. Additional concessions will be available for purchase. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 6 p.m. Watch the game and enjoy a night at the ballpark.
    The company or organization with the most fans in attendance will win the Grand Slam Spirit Award. More information here.
    Here are some of the familiar faces you’ll see on the field:
(City of Huntsville/Facebook)
  • Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle
  • Madison Mayor Paul Finley
  • Madison County Commission Chairman Mac McCutcheon
  • Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner
  • Madison County Commissioners Violet Edwards and Craig Hill
  • Lt. Gen. Chris Mohan, Army Materiel Command
  • Maj. Gen. Walt Duzzny, Army Materiel Command
  • Col. Brian Cozine, Garrison Commander
  • Johnnie Sharp, FBI
  • Robert Champion, NASA
  • CSM Dylan Lemasters, Garrison
  • Thursday
    Rocket to the Tropics
    Saturn V Hall at U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center, 5–7 p.m.
    Proceeds support AUSA
  • June 14
    Armed Forces Prayer Breakfast
    The Summit on Redstone Arsenal
    7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    This breakfast is free to all military/Veterans and their families
    Register on navfoc.com by June 10
    U.S. Army Birthday Celebration Dinner
    Presented by AUSA
    Von Braun Center East Hall 5 p.m.
    Register here
  • (City of Huntsville/Contributed)

     June 15
    249th U.S. Army Birthday Celebration
    Redstone Gateway (Outside Gate 9, Research Park Blvd.), 4–9 p.m.
    More details: redstone.armymwr.com

  • June 19
    2024 AUSA Iron Mike Golf Tournament
    The Links at Redstone, 4140 Goss Road SW, Huntsville, AL 35808
    Registration: 7 a.m.
    Shotgun Start: 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast, lunch, beverages, and awards at Course
    More information here



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