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An image from the Armed Forces Appreciation Day event in Houston, TX, on March 2, 2022.
An image from the Armed Forces Appreciation Day event in Houston, TX, on March 2, 2022.

Texans Cheerleaders

The Houston Texans organization has a proud tradition of honoring those who serve, and one of our greatest champions for the cause is the Houston Texans Cheerleaders. The Texans Cheerleaders have always dedicated their time and talents to honoring service members. Since the inception of the franchise, the Texans Cheerleaders have dedicated their time and talents to honoring service members by supporting organizations such as United Service Organizations (USO), Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), Operation Finally Home,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Tuesday's Childrenand many others. In 2019, the Texans Cheerleaders traveled overseas with Armed Forces Entertainment headlining the Salute to Service Super Bowl 10-day Tour that visited the Al Dahfra Air Force Base in the United Arab Emirates, bases in Qatar, and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The tour featured the Texans Cheerleaders along with four Texans Legends who performed 60-minute shows. The Cheerleaders spent time getting to know the service members and hearing their stories, going on base tours, going through simulation exercises, playing flag football and sitting down to listen as they spoke about their friends and families back home. Supporting women veterans is a cause that is of particular importance to the Texans Cheerleaders. Prior to the pandemic, Texans Cheerleaders and alumni of the program volunteered with theWomen of the Armed Forces and Veteran Empowerment (W.A.V.E.) Campaignto package and distribute much-needed undergarments, pajamas and comfort items to women receiving treatment in the local Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital. Additional events include visiting theUSO Center at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport to deliver meals to service members and volunteers, stepping up to distribute turkeys and Thanksgiving meals to families at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, providing lunches for National Guard and Army Reserve troops coming home, and welcoming back 120 service members from a nine-month overseas deployment.