Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

Soldiers Show Pride for Super Bowl Steelers Locally and Abroad

Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

Soldiers Show Pride for Super Bowl Steelers Locally and Abroad

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CORAOPOLIS, Pa. - Since the 99th Regional Readiness Command's (RRC) headquarters is located about 14 miles west of Pittsburgh and the home of the 2006 National Football Conference Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, and Heinz Field, Soldiers and civilian staff showed a little local Steeler pride before Super Bowl XL. The Steelers were pitted against the Seattle Seahawks Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit, Mich.

Before the game at the headquarters, Soldiers and civilians held a "tailgate party" luncheon to show support for the Steelers' championship team and their Super Bowl appearance. Tickets to the luncheon sold like Iron City beer at a Steeler's game and trays of tailgate staples were served to about 200 Soldiers and civilian staff who attended the party. On the menu were pork and beans, hot dogs smothered with mustard, onion and sauerkraut, and foot-long kielbasa on a roll. Even the desert cake was decorated in support of the Steelers' black and gold colors.

Abroad, in the Middle East, ISG Russ Christiana and an Afghan friend and fellow Steelers' fan displayed a Steelers banner at Forward Operating Base Salerno, near Bagram, Afghanistan, the week before the Super Bowl. …

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