That’s the name of the high school team that children of men and women serving at Camp Zama in Tokyo attend. Wake (his wife Stacey), Mike Timlin (and his son Jake), Brian Corey and I had the honor of being flown out in UH-60 Blackhawks to Camp Zuma this morning to say hello to the service men and women and their families.
Obviously it was a HUGE honor to allow us inside their lives even for a little bit today. One of the base commanding officers is a born and bred member of Sox Nation so that made the day even better.
Sox Nation was out in full force at the base as well and we had a chance to meet and sign autographs for the families stationed over here.
The flight out and back was a HUGE bonus and a blast, and the men of 011 and 012, that flew us out, did an awesome job. My only concern in chopper 011 was that my pilot was a Yankee fan! Even carrying that burden he was awesome and they did a great job giving us a top down view of Tokyo (which btw houses 14 million people in a city the size of Las Vegas).
I also had the awesome pleasure of meeting some members of “The Warlords” who I assume are stationed over here. These guys are an elite unit of flyers that have sent me some shirts over the past few years that I often wear under my uniform.
Thanks to everyone at Camp Zama for their incredible hospitality and graciousness. It was an honor to say hello today.