Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division participated in a flyover at the NFL game between the Washington Commanders and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts. The flyover, part of the NFL’s “Salute to Service” campaign, involved meticulous planning and coordination, and was a significant opportunity for training and personal fulfillment for the soldiers involved.
- Special Participation in NFL Game: Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division were involved in a flyover just before the NFL game between the Washington Commanders and the New England Patriots.
- Preparation and Planning: The flyover required about three months of planning, with Lt. Col. Sean R. Stapler as the air mission commander overseeing the event, and Capt. Jake R. Kahoe coordinating on the ground.
- Training and Personal Significance: The event provided valuable training for the soldiers and was personally meaningful, especially for those who were fans of the New England Patriots.
- Support from Various Entities: The successful execution of the flyover involved support from multiple organizations, including the Patriots, Massachusetts State Police, and local Foxborough police.
- Recognition During the Game: The Patriots highlighted the crew involved in the flyover during the third quarter of the game, and the event was part of the broader “Salute to Service” campaign by the NFL.