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

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.