As the home of the national pastime in the Nation's Capital, the Washington Nationals are proud to work with the large community of military bases, installations and hospitals that serve as permanent or temporary homes to military service members and their families living in the Washington, D.C. region.
Battle of the Bases
Join us for the inaugural Battle of the Bases, a tournament that serves as an extension of the intramural season at each of the military bases in the National Capital Region.
Preliminary rounds of the Battle of the Bases will be held on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling on August 24 and 25 to determine which base champions will play in a Championship game at Nationals Park. The Championship game will be a postgame event following the September 14, 4:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves.
Nats on Base
Through the Nats on Base initiative, the Nationals aim to provide year-round experiences that contribute to the quality of life for service members and their families in the Washington D.C. region, reaching them where they live and work - as well as in-Park. The team works with regional and base leadership to develop programming and identify outreach opportunities at local installations.
- Leadership Exchange: Nationals manager Davey Martinez and front office executives participated as guest speakers for the 2018 Air Force District of Washington's Squadron Command and Spouse Orientation Course. The course is designed to provide commanders and spouses the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing geopolitical environment, and Nationals representatives offered non-military leadership perspectives to the group.
- Urban Warrior Challenge: The Washington Nationals were the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Urban Warrior Challenge at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The event is the largest joint base event in which Soldiers and Marines compete in various competitions including the finale, the Tug-O-War. The Nationals supported in a variety of ways including mascots, NatMobile, and player appearances, as well as ticket and promotional giveaways.
The Nats on Base Uniform Program will launch in March with all military personnel participating in intramural softball in the Washington, D.C. region wearing Washington Nationals uniforms. The inaugural Battle of the Bases, a tournament that will serve as an extension of the intramural season, will culminate in a Championship game played at Nationals Park.
Military Appreciation Day Ticket Giveaway
Military Appreciation Day is Tuesday, April 2. At this game, the Nationals will provide two complimentary tickets to active duty, dependents, veterans, retirees and reservists with military ID or proof of service, while supplies last. For tickets, visit the windows on Potomac Avenue SE, beginning at 3 p.m. day-of game.
Nats on Base Summer Reading Challenge
The Washington Nationals and military bases partner to make summer fun. Check back here in the coming months for information on this season's Summer Reading Challenge.
Salute to Service
The Nationals offer premium seating in the Delta Sky360 Club for select military groups and their families during every home game. At the end of the third inning, honorees are recognized on the NatsHD scoreboard and receive a standing ovation from fans.
Tickets are allocated through military hospitals and support organizations and are not available for individual distribution.
PenFed Military Section
In 2018, the Nationals & PenFed Credit Union created a dedicated military appreciation section in the Right Field stands at Nationals Park. For all 2019 regular season home games, the Nationals and PenFed offer a select number of tickets to military members for free.
The Nationals and GovX.com have a special ticket offer to reward all active-duty, reserve, veteran, and retired military personnel. Click here for more information!
Patriotic Series presented by SAIC
The Patriotic Series presented by SAIC celebrates America and the national pastime at Nationals Park. The following four games feature on-field programming, pregame ceremonies and patriotic uniforms to honor service members and their families:
Military Appreciation Day - Tuesday, April 2
Memorial Day - Monday, May 27
Independence Day - Thursday, July 4
Heroes Day - Sunday, September 1
On Military Appreciation Day, the Nationals will offer two complimentary tickets to all active duty, dependents, veterans, retirees, and reservists with military ID or proof of service. Please visit the windows next to the First Base Gate on Potomac Avenue SE beginning at 3 p.m. on April 2 to pick up your tickets while supplies last.
Please use the following codes to purchase discounted tickets to the other Patriotic Series games:
Memorial Day Weekend (May 27) - MEMORIAL
• Code valid for May 25-27 games
Independence Day (July 4) - INDEPENDENCE
• Code valid for July 2-7 games
Heroes Day (September 1) - HEROES
• Code valid for August 30-September 2 games
Ticket offer is subject to availability and must be purchased online from the links on this webpage prior to the event. Ticket offer will not be available at the Nationals Park box office (except for the April 2 game). Ticket offer valid only for the regular season home games listed above. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Ticket brokers are not eligible for this offer. Tickets purchased via this offer shall not be re-sold. This promotion is subject to change without notice. All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
Military Branch Days
The Nationals dedicate a special game to honor and celebrate each of the five branches of the military. At each of these games, representatives from the branch will participate in the pregame ceremony and the Salute to Service.
Military families and their supporters can purchase special tickets that include a Nationals giveaway item and a donation to their respective relief society.
Please use the following codes to purchase discounted tickets:
U.S. Navy Day (May 1) - NAVY
Donation made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
U.S. Marine Corps Day (July 30) - MARINES
Donation made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
U.S. Coast Guard Day (August 12) - USCG
Donation made to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
U.S. Army Day (September 24 @ 1:05pm) - ARMY
Donation made to Army Emergency Relief
U.S. Air Force Day (September 24 at 7:05pm) - AIRFORCE
Donation made to Air Force Aid Society
These are Special Ticket Events. Special tickets are subject to availability and must be purchased online from the links on this webpage prior to the event. Special tickets will not be available at the Nationals Park box office. Third party purchases will not include access to the Military Appreciation Games giveaways. Ticket offer valid only for the regular season home games listed above. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Ticket brokers are not eligible for this offer. Tickets purchased via this offer shall not be re-sold. This promotion is subject to change without notice. All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
Home Away From Home Team - In partnership with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
The Washington Nationals are proud to partner with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore to support military families. Every Sunday home game of the season, military families can enjoy a Nationals game together and receive front-of-line privileges for Kids Run the Bases after the game.
Additionally, the Nationals and USO-Metro host a "Date Night at the Ballpark" every month, giving active duty service members and their significant others the opportunity to connect while socializing with fellow military couples.
Nationals players embrace opportunities to show their personal gratitude to our nation's heroes. Throughout the season, players visit with service members, veterans and their families at local bases, military hospitals and at the ballpark.
Military service members looking to reenlist, enlist, be promoted, or retire can host their ceremonies at Nationals Park. Along with the ceremony, service members and their guests will get a special, behind-the-scenes look of the ballpark. For more information about the team's military ceremony program, please contact Nationals Park Tours at 202.640.7369, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates are subject to availability.
For more information on the Nationals Military ticket discounts, please contact 202.675.NATS(6287) or email@example.com.
NEW FOR 2019
Washington Nationals Bag Policy
Please note: Beginning in 2019, backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. For a complete list of permitted bags and details about the Binbox storage option please click the Read More button below.