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Air Force’s travel to Navy funded by USAA

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Air Force will be making their scheduled to trip to Navy on Saturday, and they will have the United Services Automobile Association to thank for it. The USAA is picking up the entire travel fare to send the program to Navy this weekend.

According to a report by USA Today, the cost to send Air Force to the game is $230,000.

“They did a great job for us,” Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation CEO Derm Coll  said to USA Today. “They’re picking up the bills for everything we need.”

Air Force’s ability to fund the trip was up int he air as a result of the government shutdown. While enough resources were available to fund the trip by Air Force, there were some questions as to whether the funds would be eligible to be used under the circumstances related to the government shutdown. As a result the Air Force needed to raise enough funds through private sources that would not be tied to any government funding. A conversation with the USAA resulted in a bigger offer than Air Force had been hoping for.

“I was expecting we’d get $50,000 or $100,000,” Coll said to USA Today. “They came back and said they’re picking up the whole thing; let’s get this game going, it’s important for us to support the military.”

The USAA is a major sponsor for each of the service academies as well as the annual Army-Navy Game.

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15 Responses to “Air Force’s travel to Navy funded by USAA”
  1. dmvtransplant says: Oct 4, 2013 6:22 PM

    You can’t beat free.

  2. mancave001 says: Oct 4, 2013 8:13 PM

    Amazing company. Have used them for years.

  3. grumpy4669 says: Oct 4, 2013 8:26 PM

    That’s why I’ve been with them for 24 years and counting!

  4. sailbum7 says: Oct 4, 2013 8:33 PM

    I have been a member of USAA for almost 30 years and would never even consider leaving them. Not only do they beat their competitors rates, they are a fantasic company to deal with if you have a claim. I have had my car insurance with them for as long as I have owned a car and have had renter’s/home owner’s insurance with them since I stopped living with my parents. I have never had a problem with them and any issues that have arisen over the years were promptly resolved. The people I have dealt with over the years have all been extremely friendly and helpful.

    For anyone not familiar with USAA, they provide insurance and financial services products to current and former military and their families. They used to only insure officers but have opened up to enlisted personnal as well relatively recently. They are a cooperative insurance company so they do not make a profit, the members insure each other and any excess premiums collected that are not needed to pay claims, fund operations, or maintian reserves are returned to the members every year. Therefore, this donation is really coming from all of the members of USAA, not some company’s profits. That said, I am fairly certain that none of the members have any problem with this donation since they are all military or come from military families. It is great that they stpped up and agreed to provde funding so that the game could go on as scheduled. The game is sold out so there would have been a lot of disappointed fans if the game had been cancelled.

  5. madtownthrowdown says: Oct 4, 2013 8:47 PM

    Hey USAA since Obama forgot to help out the middle class, how about you take some of your extra money and help pay the tremendous increase on my homes flood insurance. My neighbors (only the ones in the military) could also use your help.

  6. hammertoe11 says: Oct 4, 2013 9:35 PM

    madtownthrowdown says:
    Oct 4, 2013 8:47 PM
    Hey USAA since Obama forgot to help out the middle class, how about you take some of your extra money and help pay the tremendous increase on my homes flood insurance. My neighbors (only the ones in the military) could also use your help.
    ———————————————————
    You must for got to take you night time medication again. It was Bush and the Republican party forgot ALL about the MIDDLE class folks. Obama has done more for the Middle class folks then bush has ever done. Bush lost jobs by the millions. Obama created more jobs in his term. He would created more if the idiots republicans in the congress would do their job in the first place. But i guess you are too stupid look things up on the net.

  7. normtide says: Oct 4, 2013 10:30 PM

    USAA is an awesome organization.

    Hammertoe- your kidding, right? I wasn’t in love with Bush, but this administration has done very little for three middle class. It’s crazy hitter people blindly follow politicians. Please look at the job market.

  8. steincj36 says: Oct 4, 2013 11:46 PM

    Love USAA. Been with them for many years, almost 20.

    Hammertoe, what flavor is the Kool-aid you’re drinking?

  9. bongobib says: Oct 4, 2013 11:54 PM

    Yeah, totally awesome company. And just think, the premiums you pay them with your hard-earned money is well spent on sending little boys who play with balls to a silly game – costing a hundred thousand or so – but YOU don’t mind paying extra in premiums and getting shafted when you need an insurance payout because – gee – FOOTBALL is WAY more important, right?

    I swear, sometimes I’m ashamed of being a veteran who has so many vapid, clueless, ignorant brothers and sisters in arms.

    Have fun paying for this out of your own pockets, jackwads.

  10. bongobib says: Oct 4, 2013 11:56 PM

    “any excess premiums collected that are not needed to pay claims, fund operations, or maintian reserves are returned to the members every year”

    LIAR!

    Sometimes they go to pay for an entire football team to be wined, dined, and flown halfway across the country to play a frucking goddamned silly-azzed game.

  11. normtide says: Oct 5, 2013 12:01 AM

    Whoa, take a breathe, count to ten. I have no issue with what USAA is doing. If you do, drop them. Let your money do your talking, as I’m sure they don’t follow this site. Or at least, they don’t use it to guide them.

  12. imaduffer says: Oct 5, 2013 11:26 AM

    A “for profit corporation ” funding a college football program to play football? Are they going to wear a corporate patch on their uniforms that say “USAA”?

  13. madtownthrowdown says: Oct 5, 2013 1:25 PM

    2 things. USAA is great! Hammertoe you my friend are an idiot. Is that the best you got is some weak Bush comment? I never said I liked Bush. I’m just stating the obvious man. Keep it together. It’s going to be alright. If you can’t keep it together thats ok also. Lose your job, your boy Obama will hook you up.

  14. madtownthrowdown says: Oct 5, 2013 1:25 PM

    Normtide- You still the man!

  15. normtide says: Oct 5, 2013 6:28 PM

    I learned it from you madtown! Hope everything is going your way up there, buddy.

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