As part of the Capitals long-standing commitment to military and veterans, each season includes several activations, partnerships and programs.

From community programming to in-game recognition and beyond, the Capitals’ engagement with the military community is extensive.  The Capitals' support for military programming reflects their deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who serve our country.

The Washington Capitals' goal is to provide access and opportunities to hockey for all families of the military, active military members, and veterans who wants to experience or participate in the game of hockey.

Military Nights

Veterans Game presented by LiUNA

The Washington Capitals Veterans Game celebrates and pay tribute veterans across all military brunches in observance of the federal holiday of Veterans Day.

This season's Veterans game took place on November 8 vs. the Florida Panthers.

Salute to the Military Game

Salute to the Military Night is an evening dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces.

This year's Salute to the Miltary Game took place on February 20, 2024 vs. the New Jersey Devils.

For more information on becoming a military night partner, contact [email protected]

Our Partners

Military Hockey

Each year, the Capitals host the Standing USA Warriors Tournament presented by LiUNA! in partnership with the USA Warriors Ice Hockey program.

Team participants include veterans wounded or injured during combat who have joined the team for physical activity and to rekindle camaraderie with their fellow service members.

Military Families

The Capitals support the military and their families through financial support, access to the game of hockey, and providing unique experiences and events around games practices, and more.


Energy Transfer Reenlistment

With the help of Energy Transfer, the Washington Capitals are proud to host reenlistment ceremonies at select home games throughout the season.

If you are a service member looking to reenlist and are interested in opportunities to do so at a Capitals game, click the link to learn more.

MSE Foundation Auction

MSE Foundation hosts an annual Military Night Auction, where Capitals military-themed jerseys and pucks are autographed and auctioned off to support military nonprofit organizations.