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Falcons to embark on 2018 USO tour

The team will send a group to visit the troops this summer.

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In a “hey, good on them” move, the Atlanta Falcons will once again embark on a USO tour to cajole with the fine men and women of our military.

Press release it up below!

The Atlanta Falcons will embark on a USO tour to Iraq to visit active duty service members at three military bases. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon, kicker Matt Bryant, guard Ben Garland and center Alex Mack will represent the team, showing their gratitude for the sacrifices that U.S. service members make for the country.

The Falcons are the only NFL team that will conduct their own USO tour in support of the 52nd Anniversary of the partnership between the NFL and the USO.

“We are fired up to have this rare opportunity to show our appreciation for our troops and spend time with them during their deployment,” Quinn said. “We have so much respect for what these men and women do every single day, and I think this is a great opportunity to show our gratitude to all the members of our armed services at these bases.”

As you know, Garland is an Air Force grad and active member of the Colorado Air National Guard, and Quinn has been fervent in his support of all military support activities. He won the NFL’s Salute to Service Award in 2016.

It’s always great to see the organization do what it can to help those who are in active service, and for the team to lead the league in this measure is always a good look.

So, good on the team for participating in such a worthy endeavor.