All 15 veteran Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders on the show squad will kick off their January 27-30 tour by visiting the wounded warriors at National Naval Medical Center (NMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland to perform their highly-acclaimed "Celebrate America" variety show. After visiting the naval hospital they will head to Thule Air Base in Greenland. Five Chiefs Cheerleaders will travel the last leg of the tour which stretches to bases in El Salvador and Honduras, January 30 - February 4. The cheerleaders will meet and greet troops as they celebrate the NFL Super Bowl. This will be their fifth tour with Armed Forces Entertainment.
“Our favorite aspect of touring for the military is talking one-on-one with the troops. We’re really grateful for the chance to thank the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country,” said Elaine Hart, Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader Director. “You can ask any of the Chiefs Cheerleaders—getting to do our show for the military is by far the most meaningful performance opportunity.”
The variety show highlights the nation’s military and cultural history from the early 40’s to present day. The Chiefs cheerleading squad acts, dances and incorporates crowd involvement along with 41 costume changes into the performance. In addition to cheering on their National Football League (NFL) team for 80,000 fans at Arrowhead stadium and performing their two-hour variety show for the military, these cheerleaders make appearances at trade shows, fairs, sales meetings, grand openings and on radio talk shows and television commercials.
"These seasoned performers light up the stage with their energy and enthusiasm,” said Marine Corps Captain Jamie Fleischhacker, Armed Forces Entertainment circuit manager for Caribbean. “They bring down-home, patriotic entertainment that is enjoyed by everyone.”
Armed Forces Entertainment is the lead Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, with priority given to those in contingency operations and at remote and isolated locations. The Department of the Air Force is the executive agent of Armed Forces Entertainment.
Founded in 1951, Armed Forces Entertainment brings a touch of home to more than 500,000 troops annually, embracing the best of Americana that stretches across all genres of entertainment. Visit www.armedforcesentertainment.com for more information.