Cheerleaders Spend Super Bowl in Guantanamo Bay

Story Number: NNS110208-08Release Date: 2/8/2011 1:41:00 PM
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By Andrew Reed, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders visited Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, (GTMO) to spend Super Bowl Sunday with service members, Feb. 6.

During their visit, the cheerleaders hosted a cheerleading clinic in partnership with Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Youth Sports program with approximately 20 children whose parents are stationed aboard GTMO.

"I learned the cheer the cheerleaders do when the Dolphins score a touchdown," said seven-year-old Katie Simon. "I had a lot of fun, and I really like it when MWR does things like this for the kids here and our families."

The cheerleaders' visit to GTMO was their second tour to a military base during the 2010-2011 National Football League season.

Melissa Burnos has been cheering for the Dolphins for more than two years.

"We like to go around during the off-season to support our troops," said Burnos. "We appreciate all of the things they do for us."

After the clinic, the cheerleaders went to the MWR Windjammer restaurant aboard GTMO and watched the Super Bowl with service members.

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