Thursday, February 14, 2008

In the Navy! 

Posted by James at 8:15 PM ET

Lots of news from Washington Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador (and good friend of the blog) Jessica Andrews. Last week Jessica was nominated for and attended the Airman of the Year awards at Andrews AFB

Jessica, Airman of the Year
Jessica at the Airman of the Year Awards

The same week of the Airman Awards Jessica received the news that she'd been selected to receive a direct commission as a Public Affairs Officer (PAO) in the Navy! She'll be leaving the Air Force Reserve and getting her Naval commission sometime in the next few months.

Jessica will be going to Iraq and Kuwait for a nine day tour with the Sweethearts for Soldiers. As we've posted before SFS are former NFL Cheerleaders who all have a special connection to the military. Jessica will be representing Washington along with former Redskins Cheerleader Tonya Helman. Also on the tour will be former Arizona Cardinals Bari Yonkers (another long-time friend of the blog) and Amy Toliver. Jessica will actually be reuniting with her very own Air Force unit currently deployed to Kuwait.

Jessica also sent us a couple of photos:

Redskins Cheerleaders Ambassadors
From the Redskins Cheerleaders Ambassadors it's Jessica's best friends and home game carpool buddies Yelena and Melanie. They're holding up Jessica's photo from the 2008 Sweethearts for Soldiers Calendar. That's the same calendar that Jessica will be autographing on her tour of Kuwait and Iraq.

Redskins Cheerleaders Ambassadors
Ambassadors Melanie, Yelena and Jessica on their way home from the final Redskins win against Dallas.

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