Being a rookie Dolphins cheerleader is so much more than game day dancing and performing. I had the incredible honor to visit our troops in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during Super Bowl XLVI weekend. To start our trip to GTMO, myself and five other teammates boarded a C12 military aircraft in Fort Lauderdale. Inside, five cushy bucket seats and one bench seat would take us to our final destination.
GTMO is the oldest existing American military base not on U.S. soil. Having the opportunity to thank our U.S. service members in person was an incredible feeling. I was also really excited to have the chance to interview with Radio GTMO. Touring the base with military personnel, signing autographs, meeting the troops and teaching a cheer camp made for a jam packed weekend.
I, along with my teammates, was very proud to be able to represent the Dolphins organization overseas and was equally proud to thank our everyday heroes that serve our country so well. This was a NFL Super Bowl weekend with our troops that I will never forget.
Words cannot explain how honored I am, as a rookie, to have been chosen to experience going on tour. I never imagined myself being so blessed to actually go and visit our troops and show them how thankful we are for all they do. It was such an eye opener to meet our troops and to hear each of their stories. It is hard to believe how many young gentleman and ladies go to work every single day to protect us and to serve our country. This tour has been a once in a lifetime experience for me, and I met several memorable people who have truly touched my heart. Our troops will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.