Tuberville To Visit US Troops In Middle East

Auburn, Ala.—Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville and four other college football coaches will travel to the Middle East to meet and greet with U.S. Military from May 20 through May 26.

Morale Entertainment, in association with Armed Forces Entertainment, is organizing the tour for Tuberville, Georgia's Mark Richt, Miami's Randy Shannon, Jack Siedlecki of Yale and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame. Among the activities scheduled for the coaches will be coaching flag football teams comprised of servicemen and women at different military bases.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to spend time with the troops in the Middle East," Tuberville said. "They have made so many sacrifices to help protect our country and this is a small way that I, along with the other coaches on the tour, can say ‘thank you.' I know we'll get to visit with a lot of college football fans and hope to see several Auburn Tigers along the way."

Armed Forces Entertainment is the lead Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas. The Department of the Air Force is the executive agent for Armed Forces Entertainment.

"College football is an All-American sport," said Air Force Colonel Edward Shock, Chief of Armed Forces Entertainment. "We are proud to bring this tour to our military men and women, and my hat goes off to these coaches for spending their downtime with our troops."

Along with coaching flag football games, the head coaches will host a symposium allowing audience members to ask questions.

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