Complimentary admission and discounted tickets will be available.

AKRON  The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational has announced military events and initiatives for this year's event set for Aug. 2-6 at Firestone Country Club's South Course.

All National Guard, active duty, reserve military members, military retirees and their dependents free admission to the tournament by showing a Department of Defense-issued military ID at the gate, along with a military ticket voucher. To receive a voucher for complimentary admission or discounted tickets, military guests must register online and have their military status verified by Sheer ID. A voucher can then be downloaded from the website. A $1 military status verification fee will apply for each voucher downloaded. Vouchers can be downloaded by visiting https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com.

Once on site at the Bridgestone Invitational, all military guests will be treated to complimentary food and beverage and a venue for viewing all of the tournament action at the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost, a military-exclusive hospitality chalet located adjacent to the 14th green. The Outpost will be open Aug. 3-6 from 11 a.m. until the end of play.

There will also be a military recognition ceremony held Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the fan zone. The ceremony will feature military pageantry to honor special achievement military members from Northeast Ohio.