Head Coach Dan Quinn joined Vic Beasley, Matt Bryant, Grady Jarrett, and Paul Worrilow on a week-long USO tour to Guam and Hawaii during the break between minicamp and training camp.
The group visited with service members and military families in celebration of USO’s 75th anniversary and the NFL's 50-year partnership with the organization.
The group took part in an immersive experience, learning skills like clearing anti-personnel mines and how to start a fire in a survival setting.
The NFL first teamed up with the USO in 1966, becoming the first sports organization to send players to Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Over the years that followed, the organizations have worked together to help keep service members serving stateside and abroad connected to family, home, and country.
In addition to its ever-popular goodwill USO/NFL tours and the operation of its Pat Tillman USO Center in Afghanistan, the league has also shown its commitment to the military and the USO through its National Salute to Service initiative, which has created programs and moments of recognition throughout the year.
Quinn holds a deep appreciation for service men and women and their families. With that in mind, he and his wife, Stacey, established Quinn's Corps in 2005.
This charitable foundation serves members of the military both at home and abroad.
Quinn’s foundation provides military families that are stateside with tickets to games while sending special care packages to soldiers that are deployed overseas.
The Atlanta Falcons will hold their annual Salute to Service game on November 27th against the Arizona Cardinals. The club also committed to a Salute to Service week - November 7-11 - during which players participated in various activities supporting military members and their families.