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In appreciation of the overwhelming show of patriotism by our fans, the Philadelphia Eagles are working to honor Eagles fans serving in the military as our Hometown Heroes. We would like to acknowledge your friend or family member whose bravery and strength make them deserving of special recognition.

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Pre-Season vs. New England
August 9th

Staff Sergeant Aaron Hart

Staff Sergeant Aaron Hart has been a member of 111th Fighter Wing, 201st Red Horse Squadron, Detachment 1, since his enlistment in September of 2008.  His career field is an electrical combat engineer. His sister is in the Air Force and he has a brother in the Navy. Hart was just promoted to Staff Sergeant in June while training in Colorado. He has two Associates degrees, one with the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelors of Science from West Chester University. Hart is scheduled to deploy next year.

 

Pre-Season vs. Carolina
August 15th

SPC Jeffrey Wallen

SPC Jeffrey Wallen, Supply Specialist of the HHC Stryker Brigade Combat Team located in Horsham, Pa. He has been with HHC 56 Brigade for five years. Specialist Wallen has received two Pennsylvania Service medals for helping with Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy. Wallen is a recipient of the Army Service Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal, as well as the Army Commendation Medal for consistently displaying dedication to unit and staff.

 

Week 2 vs. Chargers
September 15th

Petty Officer First Class Kevin J. Corbitt

Petty Officer First Class Kevin J. Corbitt was born and raised in Alabama. He graduated from Scottsboro High  School in May 2012 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy attending basic training in Great Lakes in June 2012. Corbitt attended ATD School in Pensacola, Fl., and his first duty assignment was on the USS Kitty Hawk in Yokosuka, Japan.  In May 2013 he was assigned to NSA Philadelphia. Petty Officer First Class Corbitt is an Aviation Boastswain Mate (Handling). He is also in the Honor Guard performing honors at the funerals of Navy service members that are from the Philadelphia Area.

 

Week 3 vs. Chiefs
September 19th

Petty Officer First Class Robert Reigada

Yeoman First Class Robert Reigada was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He joined the U. S. Coast Guard on August 22, 2000 and is currently stationed at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, residing in Marlton, New Jersey. During 9/11, Petty Officer Reigada was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay homeported in Bayonne, NJ. He has a total of 25 awards including the DOT 9-11 Medal, two Achievement medals, four Letters of Commendation, individual and unit awards. Petty Officer Reigada was also the recipient of the 2012 Philadelphia USO Service Member of the Year award as well as the Federal Executive Board Silver Medal recipient for outstanding public service to the Philadelphia area. Petty Officer Reigada is currently part of the Reserve Force Readiness Division at Sector Delaware Bay and is responsible for ensuring that over 235 reserve members throughout the tri-state area are ready for mobilization.

 

Week 7 vs. Cowboys
October 20

Airman First Class Eric Hutkowski

Airman First Class Eric Hutkowski is from Masillon, Ohio.  He is a 3D1X2 Cyber Transport technician with nearly two years of service in the United States Air Force. After completing a yearlong tour in Osan, Korea he recently moved to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey becoming a member of the base Network Infrastructure shop. Today he is an integral member of the 87th Communications Squadron, helping to serve the entire joint base community.

 

Week 8 vs. Giants
October 27

Senior Airman Thomas Waters

SrA Waters is a proud serving member of the 87th Civil Engineer Fire Protection Flight. He currently serves as a firefighter for the department in which most recently he was called upon to extinguish the devastating Seaside Heights fire. He has some impressive accomplishments in his young career to include deploying in support Operation Enduring Freedom, earning below-the-zone promotion and has also graduated from the prestigious Marine Corporal school.

Week 11 vs. Redskins
November 14

Sergeant Andrew J. Dick

Sergeant Dick enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February 2007 as a Motor Transport Mechanic. After completion of basic and advanced training, Sgt Dick was assigned to Combat Logistic Regiment 2, North Carolina. In April 2009 Sgt Dick deployed to Afghanistan. On August 20, 2009 Sgt Dick earned the Combat Action Ribbon for his action against the enemy after his vehicle was struck by a Improvised Explosive Device (IED). On November 2009 Sgt Dick returned back from Afghanistan. In June 2011 Sgt Dick was reassigned to Golf Battery, 3d Battalion, 14th Marines on Joint Base, McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst, NJ.

 

Week 13 vs. Cardinals
December 1

Staff Sergeant Joshua Black

Staff Sergeant Joshua Black served 8 years as an Ammunition and Chemical Operations specalist with the 157th Combat Support Battalion out of Willow Grove, PA. He deployed to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in '08 and recently returned from Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

 

Week 14 vs. Lions
December 8

Staff Sergeant Art Dreher

Staff Sergeant Art Dreher is from Philadelphia, PA.  He served 7 years as an Information Technology and Communications Specialist with the 157th Combat Support Battalion out of Willow Grove, PA. Staff Sergeant Dreher deployed to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in '08 and recently returned from Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and re-enlisted for another 6 years.

 

Week 16 vs. Bears
December 22

1st Lieutenant Rachel Washburn

Lieutenant Washburn was an Eagles Cheerleader from 2007-2010 and recently returned from her 2nd tour in Afghanistan, where she was deployed to the dangerous Logar Provence. During her tour, she served as a Platoon Leader for a Multi-sensor Ground intelligence platoon with the 3rd Infantry Division, and earned numerous honors, including the Bronze Star Medal. She was also one of the first female soldiers in the Army’s competitive Cultural Support Team, attached to Special-operations combat forces such as the Army Green Berets, Rangers, and Navy SEALs.

 

 

Wild Card Playoffs vs. Saints
January 4

Tech. Sgt. Justin Ashjian

Tech. Sgt. Justin Ashjian was born and raised in Collingdale, PA. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in February 2000 in the Security Forces career field. Tech. Sgt. Ashjian has served two tours throughout Southwest Asia and is currently serving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, in a special duty as the Family Readiness NCO where he works with families impacted by deployments. Sergeant Ashjian's wife, April, is also active duty Air Force.

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