Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Complete 63rd USO Tour 

Posted by Sasha at 5:23 PM ET

Rob Phillips
Staff Writer
October 5, 2007

IRVING, Texas - IRVING, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are back from their eight-day trip to the Persian Gulf region as part of the USO/MNC-I entertainment tour, the renowned squad's 63rd USO trip.

The squad's Show Group, comprised of 12 Cheerleaders, made the tour in September. They mingled with troops, ate with soldiers in dining facilities, posed for pictures and performed their fully choreographed Broadway rendition of "America & Her Music," a musical variety show.

"Touring with the USO is the highlight of our careers," four-year veteran Megan Fox said. "There's nothing more rewarding than having the privilege and the opportunity to extend America's gratitude to those serving and defending our country."

A staple USO entertainment ensemble, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have performed for the U.S. military for nearly three decades. Since their first USO tour in 1979, they have visited with wounded soldiers, assembled USO care packages, delivered holiday note cards and entertained troops during Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's holidays.

The first of a large group of entertainers to travel with the USO to Iraq, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have participated in more tours than any other entertainment group in USO history. Most recently, the troupe participated in a USO tour to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Puerto Rico. [photos]

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