The Houston Texans cheerleaders perform a cheer and dance routine for the troops here at the Club Iwakuni ballroom.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — Marines and sailors gathered to see the Houston Texans Cheerleaders perform an enthusiastic cheer routine at the Club Iwakuni ballroom.
“The performance was upbeat and encouraging,” said Lance Cpl. Rosbel Alvarado, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 ground support equipment maintenance.
“I had a lot of fun.” Prior to the Club Iwakuni performance, the cheerleaders held a cheer and dance class at the IronWorks Gym where children of all ages were given the opportunity to practice cheer routines.
“I think it lifted up the morale greatly,” said Alvarado. “Everyone seemed very involved. We should have more events like these.”
The cheerleaders arrived in Okinawa, Japan where they held the tour’s first performance at Camp Hansen. After their performance at Hansen, the cheerleaders have been traveling base to base, visiting troops stationed in Okinawa.
With countless hours of traveling and little rest time between performances, the cheerleaders often have to overcome fatigue and jet-lag while maintaining enthusiastic and energetic personas during their performances.
“Because of the jet-lag it’s difficult to keep up energy, but we all encourage each other and try to keep the morale going,” said Lindsay Slott, Houston Texans cheerleader.
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