35th Signal Brigade soldiers attend Atlanta Falcons Training Camp
August 10, 2012
Fort Gordon, Ga.--Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade attended the Atlanta Falcons Military Appreciation Practice event August 8, 2012 at the Atlanta Falcon's Training Facility at Flowery Branch, Ga.
The event was attended by approximately 50 service members from all branches of service and gave the Atlanta Falcons the opportunity to show their support for the Military.
"It was nice to be provided the opportunity to go out to the Atlanta Falcon's Training Camp," said Sgt. Anthony Rosa, a 25Q, multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to C Co., 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary).
Rosa said the morning started with a hot breakfast, and then they were escorted to the practice field and watched the Falcon's do drills.
"Getting up close and personal to watch how they interacted with each other and to see their personalities was the most memorable event for me," said Sgt. Austin Draper, a 25Q, multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to B Co., 67th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary). "There were many similarities on how the players interact on the field and how Soldiers interact and communicate on the battlefield."
The practice was followed by a speech by Tyson Clabo, an offensive tackle for the Falcons, to the troops and thanked them for their service, said Rosa.
The Falcon's General Manager, Thomas Dimitroff, also spoke to the troops about what to expect from the Falcons this season. The day ended with a trivia game to win prizes and tickets, and players signing autographs for the service members.