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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football head coaches Mark Richt, University of Georgia; Randy Shannon, University of Miami; Jack Siedlecki, Yale University; Tommy Tuberville, Auburn University; and Charlie Weis, University of Notre Dame visited military bases throughout the Middle East May 20-26th. See the Armed Forces Entertainment press release for additional details.

The tour was a first-of-its-kind for Armed Forces Entertainment. Coaches participated in meet and greets at various bases, as well as actively coached flag football teams made up of servicemen and women. Additionally, the head coaches hosted several symposiums, allowing audience members to ask questions. A television concept for the tour is being developed and the trip was documented by Big Dog productions with broadcast details to be released at a later time.

"College football is an All-American sport - it truly showcases the drive, determination and teamwork that is similar to the U.S. Armed Forces," said Air Force Colonel Edward Shock, Chief of Armed Forces Entertainment. "We are proud to have brought this tour to our military men and women, and my hat goes off to these coaches for spending their downtime with our troops."

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(6/04) - Yale football coach talks about trip of a lifetime

(6/02) - Miami coach Shannon awed by troops in trip to Middle East
USA Today

(5/29) - Weis Returns From Middle East
Irish Insider

(5/28) - Troops offer inspiration, motivation for coaches

(5/28) - Middle East coaches' trip comforts AU's Tuberville
Huntsville Times

(5/27) - Richt discusses 'incredible' Middle East trip
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

(5/26) - ESPN's Middle East trip blog

(5/20) Coaches meet and greet servicemen and women at Scott Air Force Base
Press release

(5/20) Georgia State Senator Judson Hill joins tour
Press release

(5/15) MORALE ENTERTAINMENT, LCC. announces UNDER ARMOUR, INC. as sponsor of Coaches Tour
Press release

(5/14) MORALE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. announces ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel to accompany coaches on trip

(5/17) Football Coaches To Tour Middle East Military Bases

(5/6) College coaches give some back

(4/17) Football Coaches To Tour Middle East Military Bases

(4/10) Miami's Shannon among 5 coaches headed to Middle East for tour
AOL News

(4/8) Miami coach Randy Shannon among 5 coaches heading to Kuwait for tour
Yahoo! Sports/Rivals

(4/8) Tuberville ready for Middle East tour
The Dothan Eagle

(4/8) Football coach to visit
U.S. bases in Middle East

(4/8) Coaches to Visit U.S. Troops in Middle East

(4/3 ) Miami's Shannon among 5 coaches headed to Middle East for tour

(4/3) Miami's Shannon set for coaches goodwill tour of Middle East
The Miami Hurricane

(3/27 ) Tuberville to tour Middle East
Opelika-Auburn News

(3/27) Siedlecki heading to Middle East (audio interview)

(3/27) Auburn's Tuberville to join other coaches on Middle East tour

(3/27) Duty calls for Richt in Middle East
The Athens Banner-Herald

(3/27) Shannon, Weis among coaches to visit Middle East

(3/27) Richt to visit troops in Middle East

(3/27) Auburn's Tuberville set for tour of Middle East bases
The Birmingham News

(3/27) Coaches to visit US troops overseas

(3/27 ) Tuberville eyes Middle East trip
The Huntsville Times

(3/27) Auburn's Tuberville to join other college coaches on Middle East tour

(3/27) Richt Troop Visit
News/Talk 750 WSB Atlanta

(3/26) Excerpt from Weis press conference

(3/26) Richt to visit troops in the Middle East
Atlanta Journal Constitution

(3/26) Coaches travel to Middle East to meet troops, hold clinics

(3/26) Georgia's Richt, other coaches to visit with troops in Mideast
USA Today

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