Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker, New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan and Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell will take part in a weeklong USO tour to southwest Asia visiting U.S. troops and families at military bases.
The NFL announced the tour Thursday. The countries being visited and the dates of the tour are not being announced for security reasons.
The players were selected both for their play and charity work away from football for the league’s Salute to Service campaign appreciating the military.
Anna Isaacson, the NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility, says the league is pleased to work with the USO on another goodwill tour and that Walker, Jordan and Maxwell look forward to the chance to thank service members in person.
For the past 50 years, the NFL has supported the USO in a variety of ways, from NFL player and coach tours visiting service members around the world to helping to fund new facilities such as the USO Pat Tillman Center in Afghanistan.