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US Army helicopters, weaponry to be displayed at Cardinals stadium before Thursday's game

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 20:27:27-05

Fans will be able to see U.S. Army helicopters, weaponry and much more as part of the Arizona Cardinals' and NFL's Salute to Service before Thursday night's game vs. the Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Cardinals announced Tuesday that U.S. Army Black Hawk, Chinook and MH-6 helicopters will be on display beginning at 2:30. A Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES) demonstration from an MH-6 will take place at 5 p.m., and the Special Operation Command Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team will be on hand at 5:30. Also, a U.S. Army enlistment ceremony will take place at 4:30.

All of these events and displays will be on Lawn B on the south side of the stadium.

In addition, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command will have static vehicle and weaponry displays on the Flight Deck outside of the stadium entry gates.

Salute to Service is a military appreciation program that takes place in November. Between Nov. 3-11, the NFL will donate $5 to its military non-profit partners every time the #SaluteToService hashtag is used on Twitter. Those partners include the Pat Tillman Foundation, as well as the USO, TAPS and Wounded Warrior Project.