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USAA Salute to Service Moment: Redskins vs. Jets


On Thursday, August 16, the Redskins honored three members of the United States Army during the 1st quarter of the first preseason game of the season.

MSG Rob Craven is originally from Manchester, New Hampshire. He has served in the United States Army as a musician with The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" since 1998. MSG Craven has Degrees in Music from the Eastman School of Music, and The Juilliard School.

He has performed as a Soldier for many of our country's major events including the 9/11 Memorial Services at the National Cathedral and Ground Zero, 3 presidential Inaugurations and 2 Presidential State Funerals. He is honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve and support Soldiers and their families on ceremonies, concerts, and special events throughout the National Capital region.

Specialist Darrell Lipscomb serves as a 56M/Chaplain Assistant with Military District of Washington. Specialist Darrell Lipscomb has been in the Army since 2017, and has completed all Initial Military Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Specialist Darrell Lipscomb is a native of Victorville, California he is single with no children and is currently pursuing a degree in Homeland Security. Specialist Darrell Lipscomb, personal interests are counseling Soldiers and civilians, writing poetry, reading, playing video games & studying. Specialist Darrell Lipscomb, Short term goal is to make the rank of SERGEANT (E-5) by March 2019 and STAFF SERGEANT (E-6) by June 2020. Also become airborne qualified, Specialist Darrell Lipscomb long term goal is to one day be Sergeant Major of the Army, retire then become Secretary of Homeland Security. Specialist Lipscomb's awards include: the Army Achievement Medal ( with two oak leafs), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism service medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for volunteering for over 1400 hours.

Specialist Shane Edwards enlisted into the United States Army on May 03, 2016 as a 56M (Religious Affairs Specialist). He went to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for his Basic Training and his Advanced Individual Training. He was assigned to the Camp Henry, South Korea Garrison on September 11, 2016. He was stationed there for one year where he won the 56M of the Year for Korea. He was then assigned to the Fort Myer, Virginia Garrison, where he currently resides. Since he has been at Fort Myer, he has received multiple awards and was in charge of the Easter Sunrise Service of 2018, which was in Arlington National Cemetery. His hobbies include: Writing Poetry, Writing Music, Reading, working out and helping people. He always keeps God in his mind as his carries out his duties.

The Redskins and USAA, the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the Washington Redskins, thank all of these military members for their service!

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