Photo of people in camo military uniforms stretching the American flag over the ice at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets logo and Elk and Elk logos are side by side overlaid on top of the photo.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will salute those who have served or are currently serving in the nation's armed forces during the club's annual Military Appreciation Night, presented by Elk + Elk, on Thursday, February 29, 2024, when the Blue Jackets host the Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena. The evening will feature a host of themed activities, fundraisers, and tributes to show support and gratitude for all active and retired service personnel.

Show Your Support


  • Open from 9 AM until the end of the second intermission on Thursday, February 29.
  • Features autographed military-themed items, select autographed camouflage-style taped sticks, and merchandise.
  • To participate, text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit

Jersey Raffle

  • Open from 9 AM on Sunday, February 25 until the end of the second intermission on Monday, March 4. 
  • Each raffle ticket is $10 and can be purchased in person during the games on Sunday, February 25 and Thursday, February 29 on the BLT.
  • Can't come to the game? To participate, text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit


  • Limited Military Appreciation autographed mystery pucks will be available online starting at 9 AM on Thursday, February 29, and also during the game at the Foundation Kiosk outside section 111 while supplies last.
  • “Indivisible” t-shirts

50/50 Raffle

In honor of Military Appreciation Night, the Blue Jackets Foundation will host the 50/50 Raffle with proceeds benefiting the USO Ohio and its support to provide programs and events to support our military and their families.

  • Opens at 9 AM and closes at the end of the second intermission on February 29.
  • The winner will be announced on February 29 during the third period.
  • To participate, fans can purchase raffle tickets online at

Age and local restrictions apply.

USO Item Drive

Items collected will be donated to stock central Ohio USO Support Lounges that offer respite for military personnel and their families. The collection begins at 5:30 PM on February 29 at G1/G3, McConnell & Front St. Entrances, and Tower entrance. Fans who donate will receive a voucher for an exclusive ticket offer for an upcoming home game.

  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Individual beef jerky packets/Slim Jims
  • Trail mix
  • Snack crackers
  • Gatorade
  • Breakfast/snack bars/granola bars
  • Microwavable individual items such as mac and cheese
  • Energy drinks (Monster/Red Bull)
  • Individual packs of tuna and chicken
  • Full-size candy bars
  • Individual small packs of peanut butter
  • Individual bags of chips/cookies/snacks

A Look Back

2023 Military Appreciation Night, pres. by Elk+Elk

Take a look back as we honor all those who served on Military Appreciation Night, pres. by Elk+Elk

2020 Military Appreciation Night, pres. by Elk+Elk

The Blue Jackets celebrated and honored the men and women of the military.

2019 Military Appreciation Night, pres. by Elk+Elk

We salute the fallen and recognize those who have served and are serving. Military Appreciation Night was presented by Elk & Elk