Armed Forces Entertainment hosts more than 1,200 shows around the world each year, reaching more than 500,000 personnel at 270 military locations.
As part of the official Department of Defense, the agency’s mission is to provide “entertainment to U.S. military personnel overseas.”
Furthermore, “Armed Forces Entertainment and its performers have the honor of supporting soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors by bringing them the very best in American entertainment.”
Celebrities, musicians, comedians, cheerleaders and athletes are recruited to perform for the troops. The agency says, “It’s their way of saying “thank you” for the sacrifices U.S. military personnel make during their tour of duty.”
Three Redskins players are currently on tours entertaining troops worldwide. Tight End Niles Paul and Fullback Darrel Young are representing the Redskins on the Japan Super Bowl Tour (January 28 – February 5) and FB Eric Kettani, who attended Navy before pursuing a career in football, is on the Alaska Super Bowl Tour (January – February 4).
We’ve combed their Twitter accounts, we’ve stalked their Instagram accounts, and now it’s time to show you how the players are faring on their respective tours. (Warning: Do not attempt some of these stunts at home)
Unfortunately, Darrel doesn’t have a Twitter and/or Instagram but we can assure you that his good friend Niles is sharing plenty of photos for the both of them.
FB Eric Kettani – You can follow Eric on Twitter (@EricKettani)
Redskins Nation, let’s first take a minute to say thank you to the military personnel who fight so that we may live free and then give a round of applause for Niles, Darrel, and Eric for taking the time to visit the troops.
For more information about Armed Forces Entertainment or to see a complete tour schedule, please visit http://www.armedforcesentertainment.com/.
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