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United States Air Force Renews Major League Fishing Sponsorship for 2024 Season

World’s preeminent force in air, space and cyberspace returns in 2024 as Official Sponsor of the MLF Bass Pro Tour and Title Sponsor of Bass Pro Tour Stage Five at the Chowan River

Benton, KY – Major League Fishing (MLF) and United States Air Force (USAF), the leading global superpower in air, space and cyberspace, announced a renewal of their partnership through the 2024 season. 

USAF will continue as an Official Sponsor of the Bass Pro Tour, as well as the General Tire Heavy Hitters all-star event and REDCREST 2024 – the Bass Pro Tour world championship – and will assume title sponsorship of Bass Pro Tour Air Force Stage Five, held June 4-9 at the Chowan River in Edenton, North Carolina. 

“The U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service is proud to partner with MLF for a third year,” said Barry Dickey, Chief of Strategic Marketing, Air Force Recruiting Service. “Just like these professional anglers, the U.S. Air Force relies on planning, preparation and teamwork to execute our mission.  We are excited to engage with MLF’s growing fan base and to highlight Air Force careers and opportunities to the American public.”

The USAF began its partnership with MLF in 2022 and will continue to receive extensive brand visibility across multiple MLF platforms, including MLF network television airings on Discovery and Outdoor Channel, along with MLFNOW!livestream coverage on and the MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) app. In addition, USAF will continue to receive exposure on the MLF website and social media outlets, as well as prominent angler boat and jersey exposure and onsite activation opportunities at the General Tire Heavy Hitters and REDCREST events. 

“Major League Fishing is incredibly proud to continue our partnership with the U.S. Air Force into the 2024 season,” said Jake Wittkop, MLF Vice President of Sponsorship and Sales. “We take very seriously the challenge of assisting the U.S. Air Force in recruiting and retaining talented individuals to defend our country, allowing us the freedom to enjoy the great outdoors. Between Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Space Force, the Air Force provides unparalleled opportunities to serve in whatever capacity is the best fit for each individual.” 

Proud sponsors of the 2024 MLF Bass Pro Tour include: Abu Garcia, B&W Trailer Hitches, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, BUBBA, Epic Baits, Garmin, General Tire, Humminbird, Lowrance, Mercury, MillerTech, Minn Kota, Mossy Oak Fishing, NITRO, Onyx, Plano, Power-Pole, Rapala, StarBrite, Suzuki, Toyota and U.S. Air Force.

For more information about MLF, their tournaments and sponsors, visit To learn more about USAF, their lifestyle, career opportunities and ways to serve, visit

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About United States Air Force

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win – airpower anytime, anywhere. For 2024, Air Force Recruiting Service is hiring more than 41,300 new Airmen for service in the Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve for more than 130 enlisted career opportunities. The Air Force recruits to retain, so we recruit the best and brightest candidates possible, then provide them with tough, highly technical training that gives them the right skills to sustain the combat capability of America’s Air Force. For more information about Air Force opportunities and benefits, go to

About Major League Fishing

Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world, while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, World Fishing Network and on demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 17 countries. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and livestreams and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement and fish care.

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