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2012 Washington Capitals Military Night

The Capitals will host their ninth Salute to the Military Night, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes game at Verizon Center.

With the support of corporate partners the Capitals will donate thousands of tickets to military personnel throughout the season and on military night. In addition, the various branches of the military and affiliated organizations will have promotional tables on the main concourse where fans can pick up information on the services as well as souvenirs.

Military Night Sponsors
With operations in 50 countries and 68,000 employees, Thales is a global technology leader for the aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation markets. Building on proven capabilities in large-scale software systems, Thales is stepping up to the security challenges of its customers in an increasingly interconnected, technology-driven world. Civil and military systems benefit from many of the same technologies and innovations. Developing these dual technologies has been a long tradition for Thales, with its global network of 25,000 high-level researchers and engineers. Leveraging a global presence and spanning the entire value chain, from prime contracting to equipment, Thales plays a pivotal role in making the world a safer place.
EADS North America, headquartered in Arlington, Va., is a leading supplier and industrial partner in defense and homeland security, commercial aviation, helicopters, telecommunications and services.  EADS North America – together with its parent company, EADS – contribute more than $10 billion to the U.S. economy annually, supporting 190,000 American jobs.  As a sponsor of Military Night, we proudly salute the men and women of our Armed Forces. www.eadsnorthamerica.com
QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges.  QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources.   More than 6,400 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers.   For more information, please visit
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin is led by Robert J. Stevens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

As a global security and information technology company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin's business is comprised of international government and some commercial sales of our products, services and platforms.


Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Our vision is to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. As the technology leader, we will define the future of defense—from undersea to outer space, and in cyberspace.
  McAfee, Inc. is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. 
SKYDEX is a privately held technology company located in Centennial, CO that develops and manufactures protective products designed to increase survivability and reduce injuries to war fighters. Inspired by its motto – “Protecting Things That Matter” – and using its patented twin-hemisphere thermoplastic polyurethane technology, SKYDEX provides innovative impact mitigation, blast-limiting and vibration attenuation solutions for today’s most demanding military applications. SKYDEX convoy decking is standard equipment on thousands of armored vehicles in theater. SKYDEX manufactures a wide range of other products, including helmet pads, body armor, seating, mattresses and more. SKYDEX believes in protecting American soldiers off the battlefield as well, and supports numerous programs benefitting active military and veterans – so SKYDEX is proud to partner with Washington Capitals to benefit our servicemen and women through Tickets for Troops, Courage Caps and Military Night.

Founded in 1995, ESN is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with regional and field offices throughout the U.S. and in Japan. A leading engineering and technology company, we apply our depth of customer knowledge and technological and management competencies to deliver trusted solutions to the U.S. government. Our customers include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Military Sealift Command, the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as other federal government agencies.

ESN provides our military and government customers with mission-critical services in the areas of engineering and technical support; strategic and program management; testing and evaluation; operations support; and information technology.

Analytic Services Inc. is a not-for-profit public service institute that provides objective studies and analyses to aid decision-makers throughout the national security, homeland security, and public safety communities. Services are delivered through its two operating units: ANSER and the Homeland Security Institute (HSI).

At ANSER, we focus our resources and capabilities in areas that allow us to be at the forefront of shaping our Nation’s future. We look over the horizon to anticipate emerging requirements and the best ways to maximize our public service contributions.

The Homeland Security Institute is a Studies and Analysis Federally Funded Research and Development Center that began its work in 2004. It delivers independent and objective analyses and advises in core areas important to its sponsor in support of policy development, decision making, and evaluation of new ideas on issues of significance. 

For the past forty years, Alenia North America has established a renowned presence in the North American aerospace industry. A subsidiary of Alenia Aermacchi and part of the Finmeccanica Group, Alenia North America's mission is to be the partner of choice in the North American aerospace market.

Focused on managing Alenia’s industrial assets and introducing new products in the U.S. and Canada, Alenia North America is dedicated to the further expansion of the industrial and commercial presence of the Alenia Group in North America.

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada or "UA" as it is commonly known is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are approximately 340,000 highly-skilled United Association members who belong to over 300 individual local unions across North America.

The United Association has been training qualified pipe tradesmen longer than anyone else in the industry. The UA boasts the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training organized instructor training, and certification programs.


Because we are a leader in the constantly evolving security industry, our dedicated, highly trained employees take advantage of the newest technologies and methodologies to craft integrated custom systems for each client. By doing so, our clients become long-term customers.

Over thirty years experience has taught us that the success of any project is dependent on a thorough understanding of our client's unique requirements and needs. Thanks to our robust quality management system, we use proven processes to deliver the best possible solution in the most cost-effective manner. Our products and services are consistently delivered on time and on budget.

As an innovative pioneer of the complex and ever-changing procurement industry, FedBid is enjoying burgeoning success and robust growth within its target markets. Since the company's inception in 2000, FedBid has become the leading online marketplace for public sector commodity buys. To date, thousands of procurement professionals at dozens of federal organizations, including GSA and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State, have used FedBid to procure billions worth of commodities and simple services