Here come America’s cowgals

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will visit Kauai on Dec. 15 as part of a United Service Organizations and Armed Forces Entertainment-sponsored tour of military bases.

First on the agenda is a meet-and-greet with sailors at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kekaha at noon.

“These types of morale visits go a long way in letting our military community know that their service to country is appreciated, especially during the holiday season when many military families are away from home and loved ones,” Stefan Alford, PMRF spokesman, wrote in an email. “I remember seeing the Cowboys cheerleaders come through our base in Germany back in the late ‘90s, so they’ve been doing this for many years and their time and efforts are certainly appreciated by the troops as well.”

Following the meet-and-greet, the Cowboys cheerleaders will then lead a cheer clinic, hosted by the PMRF’s Morale, Wellness and Recreation division, at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The clinic is for youth as young as 7 to teenagers in high school. 

The cheer clinic is free to the public.

The cheer clinic is not advanced or strenuous, said Anne Hedges, MWR recreation specialist in a news release. 

“The ladies base what they do on the ages and skill level of the children, such as basic cheers and exercises,” she said.

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