Rangers manager Ally McCoist has said the club is delighted to be supporting the Army's national charity.
McCoist was at Edinburgh Castle as the One O'clock Gun was fired to confirm that the club's charity foundation hopes to raise £25,000 over the season to help fund ABF The Soldiers' Charity.
The charity has worked with soldiers and veterans from every conflict since World War Two by giving practical support to those who serve in the British Army. Last year it supported more than 4,000 people and around 80 specialist charities.
McCoist said: "We are delighted. We are really proud of the team at the Rangers Charity Foundation and the incredible amount of work they do.
"The Soldiers' Charity is something we have supported for a while now and it seems a natural charity for us to support. It's a well-deserved and well-earning charity.
"I have mentioned this many times, but the men and women who serve their country are the real heroes in life and the charity deserves great credit for supporting thousands of individuals every year."
Major General Martin Rutledge, chief executive of the charity, said: "This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to raise both funds and awareness of our cause: the brave men and women who risk so much to serve the nation.
"When things go wrong the impact extends to their families and friends and The Soldiers' Charity is there for them with a helping hand. Long after our soldiers are back from Afghanistan, with public support, we will continue to be here for them."
The charity, which has been the Army's national charity since 1944, distributed grants covering war widows and family support last year, as well as providing home modifications and education bursaries.
Connal Cochrane, manager of the Ranger Charity Foundation, said: "The charitable spirit of Rangers fans is second to none and with their support we look forward to making a real difference for such a worthy cause."