DENVER -- Fifty members of the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Colorado National Guard prepared for a different type of engagement Thursday. Their battlefield, a gridiron.
Training on the same turf as the best warriors in the National Football League, the Denver Broncos.
It's all part of USAA's NFL Boot Camp.
"Military loves the NFL. NFL is the most popular sport in the United States. So we're bringing those two together and we partnered with the Denver Broncos," said USAA Colorado Springs General Manager Kent Fortune.
The soldiers and airmen, donning orange camo jersies, hit the Denver Broncos indoor practice field at Dove Valley while family and loved ones watched and recorded the moments from the sidelines.
After the running, passing, catching and scrambling, the one day camp was all over. Then it was time for a meet and greet with the Denver Broncos players and head coach Gary Kubiak.
It was a great way for the boys in orange to say thank you to the men and women in camo.