FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina football team capped off its annual military appreciation day with a big win over Troy.

Service members from all branches, including Fort Jackson Soldiers, were at hand to participate in the halftime festivities and witness the Gamecocks' 69-24 victory.

The USC marching band was joined by the 282nd Army Band during the halftime show to provide a patriotic soundtrack while service members took the field to loud cheers from the fans.

Five veterans were honored during the activities and received game balls from USC president Harris Pastides and athletic director Eric Hyman.

The finale of the celebration was a fly-over by four military jets, which prompted chants of, "USA, USA," from the crowd.

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