Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders
Throughout the history of the Ravens Cheerleading program, the squad has continually demonstrated their appreciation for servicemen and women, most prominently by touring overseas with the Armed Forces Entertainment company (AFE). Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders are the longest-tenured co-ed squad in the National Football League. With over 50 athletes in total, the squad is comprised of both a dance and stunt team. Over the 23 years that the program has been in operation, the Ravens Cheerleaders have participated in 20 overseas tours with the AFE. Approximately 12 members of the team travel to entertain the troops on each tour. Ravens Cheerleaders have an understanding that when attending a military tour, the priority is always about entertaining the servicemembers and their families. Their number one goal is to show appreciation for the troops and bring patriotism, spirit and enthusiasm to everyone they encounter. Among squad members it is an incredible honor to be chosen to represent the Ravens on a military tour. Most recently, in January 2020, a group of Ravens Cheerleaders embarked on a 10-day tour to 10 military bases in Kosovo, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany. The squad put on a performance at each base, ate meals with the troops, visited children and families, conducted clinics and hosted autograph and photo sessions. In addition to these international tours, Ravens Cheerleaders have historically participated in Honor Flights, welcomed veterans to Washington D.C. as they visited various war memorials and supported other various Ravens' Salute to Service initiatives.