Honoring Service Before Self

The Salute to the Military is an outstanding example of a program that promotes awareness of military performance and service through the combined efforts of the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska and the Anchorage community. The local Navy League originally started the program in the form of multiple Service Balls. In 1977, the Navy League, struggling with community support for these multiple events, worked with the ASYMCA to create one annual event to honor all service branches. Since that time, the Annual Salute to the Military has become one of the longest running annual events hosted by a non-profit organization, thanks in large part to the support of the Anchorage community and military leadership.

Each year, twelve exceptional enlisted service members, representing each of the Active Duty branches, the Guard, and Reserve, are recognized for their outstanding achievements. The representatives are hosted for three days and attend the Salute banquet with over 500 guests.

The ASYMCA Salute to the Military event has received numerous awards, including the 2007 Outstanding Program Achievement Award from Raytheon.



Saturday, February 16, 2019
William A. Egan Center
555 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage
No-host Cocktails 6:00pm
Dinner Begins Promptly at 6:45pm



Each year, community members sponsor seats for service member, rank E5 or below, to attend this event at no charge. To register for this event as a sponsored service member, please visit our registration portal here during the open registration period.

For currently serving military, rank E6 or above, tickets can be purchased here during the open registration period.



General tickets can be purchased for this event here during the open registration period.



We have several table sponsorship opportunities available. For more information about sponsoring a table at this event and the benefits of sponsorship, please click Sponsorship Opportunities below, contact our Executive Director by calling 552-9622, or email us here. If you are ready to get started with your table sponsorship or would like to sponsor individual seats for junior enlisted military, please download the appropriate form and submit the completed form by clicking Submit My Forms below.

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Sponsorship Form

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Sponsorship Opportunities


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