For the second straight year, coach Chuck Pagano and four Colts players will be taking part in a USO Tour.
Pagano is taking his team on the road to entertain the troops in the 75th year of service for the USO Tours. Safety Mike Adams, linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, left tackle Anthony Castonzo, and punter Pat McAfee all join Pagano on a trip to Japan. The US still maintains nearly 100 military facilities across Japan (much of them for families stationed there).
"USO/NFL 75th Anniversary Team Tours – Celebrating both the USO’s 75th anniversary and its 50-year partnership with the NFL, the USO will send out two team-specific tours in 2016, as well as their ever popular player tours. First up are the Indianapolis Colts who will deploy head coach Chuck Pagano and players Mike Adams, Anthony Castonzo, D’Qwell Jackson and Pat McAfee to Japan. Later in the year, the Atlanta Falcons will get into the action and show their celebratory support."
McAfee was clearly not ready for the length of the flight to Japan. I can attest, it is much longer than you think it will be.
Colts.com will have updates from the Tour and a photo gallery all this week. McAfee will likely be updating his twitter as well (or at least as much as he can since he won’t get a cell signal in Japan).