02-01-12-fireantz.jpgAfter returning from a road trip consisting of three games in three days, the FireAntz are hosting a Military Appreciation Night. Saturday, Feb. 4, will be the second Military Appreciation Night of the FireAntz season. We would like to show our apprecia-tion for all the military does by honoring them at the game. Local businesses such as Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union, Thee Car Lot, USAA and Picerne Military Housing have re-ceived tickets to give out to service men and women and their families.

At the game on Feb. 4, one of the large group-sin attendance is the 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment. The soldiers within the unit have continuously deployed to Afghanistan to support both conventional and special-operations forces with long-range rocket and missile fire since 2005. Two of the batteries, Delta Battery and Charlie Battery, have recently redeployed from Afghanistan in November and December respectively, after successfully completing their missions. Currently, Alpha Battery is de-ployed to Afghanistan to continue the mission and will return in June.

The FireAntz host the Augusta RiverHawks with a puck drop at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 4. There will be a specialty jersey worn for Military Appreciation Night. After the game, fans have the opportunity to meet their favorite FireAntz players, and bid on the game jerseys.

The FireAntz would like to thank the following local businesses that are a part of the Military Appreciation Night: USAA, CenturyLink, Dex Knows, Pierro’s, All American Homes, Black’s Tire, Stanley Steemer, Hurst Annaho, Pierne Military Housing, Thee Car Lot, Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union, Heritage Jewelers, Systel, Quizno’s, 4G Communications and First Class Property. These local business help make our Military Appreciation Nights such a big success.

The FireAntz return to action at the Crown on Tuesday, Feb. 14, to face the same opponent, the Augusta RiverHawks, for a Valentines’ Day meeting.

For future games and times, you can find a full 2011-2012 FireAntz schedule at www.fireantzhockey.com.

Do not forget to contact the FireAntz office by phone at 321-0123 if you have questions. Gather your friends and family to come out and enjoy Fayetteville FireAntz Hockey where fire and ice unite!

Photo: FireAntz host military appreciation night on Feb. 4.

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