The Kansas City Chiefs will host a Military Appreciation Day at Chiefs Training Camp presented by Mosaic Life Care on Wednesday, August 19 at Missouri Western State University.
The VIP treatment for members of the armed forces comes on the closing day of training camp in St. Joseph and is part of the NFL’s Salute to Service recognition initiative.
In total, approximately 100 servicemen and women representing the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Air National Guard will be in attendance. In addition, 20 international officers stationed at Ft. Leavenworth will be on-hand for the day.
Following the 9:15 a.m. practice, all hosted members of the military will be invited out to the post-practice huddle where Head Coach Andy Reid and the entire Chiefs team will recognize them. Also as part of military appreciation day, Chiefs coaches, players and fans will be treated to a special flyover from a C-130 plane from the 139th Airlift Wing, stationed at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph (weather permitting).
The Chiefs have a long-standing tradition of supporting the men and women of our armed forces. Wednesday’s training camp visit is just one way that the Chiefs organization salutes our servicemen and women and share our appreciation for all the sacrifices that they and their families make on our behalf. In past years, the Chiefs have hosted members of the military in the club’s VIP tent at training camp, but 2014 marked the first time that the club had designated a day as Military Appreciation Day.
Wednesday’s practice begins at 9:15 a.m.