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"Secretary Of Defense," Fox News Personality And K-9S For Warriors Supports Military Benefit Association And The 39th Marine Corps Marathon

Oct 7th 2014 at 1:05 AM

(1888 PressRelease) Military Benefit Association, the nations premier non-for-profit military benefits provider, joins forces with two-time Super Bowl Champion, Dexter Manley, Fox News personality, retired Army Col. David Hunt and K-9 for Warrior's Capt. Jason Haag at the 39th running of the Marine Corp Marathon. MBa will be there to help educate, empower, and protect service members, veterans, government employees.

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV - The Military Benefit Association will host the "Secretary of Defense," a national Fox News personality and an American hero during Marine Corps Marathon weekend from Thurs, Oct. 23 to Sat., Oct 25, 2014 at the D.C. Armory.

"We are super-excited to have Col. David Hunt from Fox News, two-time Super Bowl Champion, Dexter Manley a.k.a. the 'Secretary of Defense,' and Capt. Jason Haag from K9s for Warriors with his service dog Axel, supporting our booth at the MCM Health and Fitness Expo," said Military Benefit Association president, Roy L. Gibson. "This great group of celebrities is excited about meeting and greeting expo attendees. Visit MBA and register to win a classic piece of history!"

MBA will be raffling off an autographed Jesse Owens collage for any attendee who is eligible to sign up for a free ten-thousand dollar accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy. Visit MBA at booth 248 fill out an AD&D application and get a free raffle entry for this historic memorabilia item. Eligible personnel include active military, Nationals Guardsman, Reservists, veterans, government service professionals and their spouses.

Founded in 1956, by military members, this non-profit association, Armed Forces Enlisted Personnel Benefit Association, sponsored term life insurance programs. Through sustained success the company changed their name to Military Benefit Association (www.militarybenefit.org) in 1963 and currently supports all military personnel, veterans, federal government employees and their dependents.

At MBA, there is one clear mission: to make quality life insurance affordable for everyone. MBA remains true to that mission today. As a true not-for-profit company, MBA is dedicated to their membership; not the bottom line.

"Through our not-for-profit company's success, we are poised to give back to our military community; the Marine Corps Marathon gives us a great opportunity to do that," said Gibson. "MBA was created to support our military, veterans and our federal employees. Many of our members are recreational runners or marathoners. Giving them the opportunity to meet these celebrities, get an autograph or photo is just MBA's way of saying 'thanks'."

K9s for Warriors, Capt. Jason Haag and his service dog, Axel, will greet visitors in booth 248 on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Col. (Retired) David Hunt, Fox News personality will meet attendees from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Oct 24, 2014 with Dexter Manley following on Sat., Oct 25, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Having a presence at the third largest U.S. marathon is close to home for the MBA family. Supporting military-centric or government-centric events is important to our company values," said Gibson. "We are excited to be sponsoring this great race!"

This is the thirty-ninth running of the Marine Corps Marathon in the nation's capital. The weekend kicks off on Thurs., Oct. 23 2014 with the Health Exposition and continues through the end of the race on Sun., Oct. 26 2014. The health exposition will be held in the Washington, D.C. Armory located at 2001 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. The armory is accessible by Metrorail, Metrobus and two major highways. Parking is available but limited on the armory grounds.

MBA is a commercial sponsor for the Marine Corps Marathon weekend. Visit MBA at www.militarybenefit.org. The point of contact for MBA is Carl S. Ey at 202.803.1515 or carl.ey ( @ ) mammothglobalpartners dot com.

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