JBPHH hosts ‘meet-and-greet’ with the Atlanta Falcons


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Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

Airmen and Sailors had the opportunity to meet-and-greet with players and the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons during the team’s visit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 22.

The visit, which featured head coach Dan Quinn, kicker Matt Bryant, linebackers Vic Beasley Jr. and Paul Worrilow and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, was part of a USO-sponsored tour which brought the coach and his team to military bases throughout the Pacific region.

“We are just glad we could come spend some time with you all today,” head coach Dan Quinn said. “You guys are true heroes and I cannot thank you all for supporting us and making us feel so welcome.”

Quinn and the players visited the Pearl Harbor memorial and conducted a tour of JBPHH before making a stop at Pearl’s Beeman Center, where they did a personal meet-and-greet with Airmen and Sailors stationed here.

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. takes photos with fans

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. takes photos with fans

The greet allowed service members to ask the team a litany of questions, ranging from off-season moves, future draft prospects and the next season — to the less standard, more personal questions about life experiences and even exercise routines.

Although the visit was only about an hour long, many of those lucky to attend said it was amazing to see the players they love to watch every Sunday there right in front of them.

A few of the players even took their talents and applied them to the virtual world, as some of the players competed against the Airmen and Sailors in a game of Madden NFL. But unfortunately for the fans, the event had to end.

“Seeing everything we have seen in the last week has been pretty surreal,” linebacker Paul Worrilow said. “I was ecstatic when I was asked if I wanted to do this tour. Now after seeing and getting to know the men and women who serve our country, I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of this.” Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. takes photos with fans.

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