Key Colts Headed For USO Tour


According to’s Kevin Bowen, several key Indianapolis Colts in Andrew Luck, Dwayne Allen, and Chuck Pagano will be headed for a USO Tour this offseason:

"“Andrew Luck, Dwayne Allen, and Chuck Pagano will soon join Admiral James Winnefeld, Jr. for his final USO Tour as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.The eight-day tour will span seven countries and is “designed to be a moment-filled trip complete with hi-energy shows and memorable base visits.”Joining the Colts trio on the trip will be Steelers guard David DeCastro (a Stanford product), American Idol alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, actor Dennis Haysbert, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, recording artist Phillip Phillips and movie/television personality Jason “Wee Man” Acuna.”"

While this offseason has been littered with some off-the-field incidents, it’s great to see some Colts players like Luck and Allen doing some really productive things with their spare time.

As part of “the entertainment”, the key Colts will assist in boosting the morale of service members and their families, who are stationed far from home via Whether that’s through shows or visitations, the Colts players will help to brighten up the days of service members and their families, just like they frequently did for Colts fans on Sundays of this past season.

Per Bowen, Admiral Winnefeld Jr. added:

"“America’s military – men and women who represent the best of our communities – is serving in all corners of globe to protect our great nation and our freedom.”"

All-in-all, it sounds like a special opportunity and not just for the service members and their families, but for the Colts players themselves. As Bowen noted, they are “about to embark on the trip of a lifetime“, which pretty much sums it up best. We wish them best of luck and safe travels on their USO Tour.

Jan 22, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) and safety Mike Adams (29) and Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) pose with members of the U.S. Air Force at Team Irvin practice for the 2015 Pro Bowl at Luke Air Force Base. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports