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Salute to Service Award

2019 Oakland Raiders
Raiders alumni Jerry Robinson and Raymond Chester and Raiders long snapper Trent Sieg (47) pose for a photo with a family from Travis Air Force Base during the Raiders Foundation Salute to Service event.

Jerry Robinson (NFL Legend)

Just as he was a consistent, reliable performer on the field during his playing career, Jerry Robinson is a constant, steady presence in the community, especially when it comes to honoring military members as a Raiders Alumnus. Jerry spent seven seasons with the Raiders after six years with Philadelphia. Playing for the Raiders was a dream come true for Robinson, who was born in Santa Rosa, California, where the Raiders once held their summer Training Camp. Jerry is now equally intent to pay his respects to those who nobly served in the military. In 2018 and again in 2019, Jerry visited with veterans at Yountville Veterans Home in Napa, the largest veterans' home in the United States. In 2018, Jerry also took part in a dinner hosted at Raiders Headquarters where he engaged veterans who participated in an Honor Flight trip. In 2019, Jerry returned to Raiders Headquarters to meet with families of Travis Air Force Base and assisted with their project to build wooden American flags under the guidance of Flags of Valor. Jerry joined with Airmen and their families when the Las Vegas Raiders Family Association gathered in front of TVs at Nellis Air Force Base to cheer on the Raiders as they faced the New York Jets. Most recently, Jerry participated in a virtual watch party with members of Wounded Warriors. In each of those events, Jerry made sure to thank the veterans for their service to our country.