MOSUL, Iraq - Five cheerleaders with the St. Louis Rams traveled to the Ninewah province, Iraq Feb. 18 to visit Soldiers deployed there. Besides visiting two major forward operating bases in the area, the focus of the trip was to reach out to the servicemembers embedded within cities or in remote areas that aren't in contact with major FOBs and the commodities that they boast.

"I didn't know what to expect coming over here, so it's a lot of nerves and we're all anxious and really excited to come over here, so it's been amazing," said Christa Marx, one of the five cheerleaders. "It's definitely the opportunity of a lifetime. We're seeing a lot of things that the people at home aren't able to see."

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