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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chiefs Cheerleaders Visit with Soldiers 

Posted by James at 4:13 PM ET

By Sgt. Lewis Hilburn
The Sierra Vista Herald

The 11th Signal Brigade got a taste of football fever last Friday when four of the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders visited them.

Prior to coming to the brigade area, the cheerleaders went out to the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion field exercise-training site.

While out there, the unit showed the cheerleaders their signal capabilities and what soldiers do on a daily basis. The cheerleaders also had the opportunity to try on some of the soldiers tactical gear.

“I could not believe how heavy the gear is!” said Ashley, who is in her second year with the Kansas City squad. “I feel I am in really good shape, but don’t think I could wear that around all the time.”

Soldiers were able to have their pictures taken with the cheerleaders and receive autographed pictures.

Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders
Ashley, Katie, and Kristin, cheerleaders with the Kansas City Chiefs, listen as Sgt. Supriya Vidic, of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, briefs them on the Joint Network Node and its capabilities.

After they were finished in the field, the cheerleaders went to brigade area of operations, and more than 20 soldiers greeted them.

Soldiers filed in the Cpl. Victor Langarica Conference Room so they could have a chance to have their pictures taken with the women and receive an autographed picture.

The cheerleaders expressed their gratitude for the soldiers.

“We want you to know how proud of you we are,” said Katie, who is currently in her first year with the Chiefs.

Online home of the KC Chiefs Cheerleaders here.

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