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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks & USAA Honors The Coast Guard At Annual ‘Change of Command’

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Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Thursday, October 24 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Honor United States Coast Guard

A tad over 10 miles away from the Seattle Seahawks practice facility, the ‘Change of Command’ took place at the US Coast Guard Seattle Base on Wednesday morning. The Seahawks rookie class was joined by several members of the organization, along with USAA, to be a part of the annual ceremony.

A few of the Seahawks rookies and Dancers pose for a photo with members of the 13th Coast Guard District.
A few of the Seahawks rookies and Dancers pose for a photo with members of the 13th Coast Guard District.

As a part of the routine ritual, the rookies, Blitz, and the Seahawks Dancers helped present a 12 Flag to the team’s honored coast guard unit for the 2019 season. The team welcomed in the 13th Coast Guard District as their honored unit for 2019 through a 12 Flag hand-off with the 62nd Airlift Wing – Air Force, which held the honor last year.

In addition to the ceremony, the Seahawks crew took part in a private tour of one of the coast guard’s ships currently stationed at the Seattle base. Members of the USCG got the chance to take photos and interact with the rookies, Blitz, and the Seahawks Dancers.

Seahawks rookie receiver DK Metcalf poses for a photo with a member of the 13th Coast Guard District.
Seahawks rookie receiver DK Metcalf poses for a photo with a member of the 13th Coast Guard District.

Every season the organization recognizes a certain branch/unit of the military and selects them as the Seahawks’ honor military unit for the season. The ‘Change of Command’ ceremony is just a fraction of the team’s participation in the NFL’s Salute to Service month, which takes place in November.

As stated on the League’s website, “Salute to Service is a year-round effort to Honor, Empower, and Connect our nation’s service members, veterans and their families. It is grounded in deep partnerships with nonprofits and organizations that support the military community in the United States and across the world.” For more information on the League-wide initiative, please visit NFL.com.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from The Seahawks Dancers, who shared a video featuring Seahawks Dancer Caroline’s participation in the NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign, as she overcame an extreme form of cancer in her early years.

More From Around The Web

The Seahawks acquired safety Quandre Diggs on Wednesday in a trade with the Detroit Lions. Seattle sent a 2020 fifth-round pick in exchange for Diggs and a 2021 seventh rounder.

Seahawks.com’s John Boyle recaps Diggs’ thoughts and feelings on being unexpectedly traded to Seattle. Boyle also shares the report from Wednesday’s practice.

Gregg Bell from The Tacoma News Tribune reports on wide receiver Tyler Lockett being reunited with his best friend, Quandre Diggs.

Brady Henderson at ESPN.com expands on defensive tackle Jarran Reed’s potential impact on the Seahawks pass rush.

Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle asks three questions regarding the Seahawks heading into the weekend.

Brent Stecker from 710 ESPN Seattle shares his ‘Seahawks notebook,’ diving into three takeaways from Coach Carroll’s Wednesday press conference.

Michael-Shawn Dugar at The Athletic interviews Seahawks players around the locker room, asking them, “If you could have chosen to go pro in a sport other than football, what would you have selected and why?”

Seahawks rookies, Blitz, and the Seahawks Dancers teamed up with USAA to honor members of the armed forces at Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 as part of the annual ‘Change of Command’ ceremony that presents a 12 Flag to the team’s honored military unit for the season. The Seahawks welcomed in the Thirteenth Coast Guard District - USCG as their honored unit for 2019 through a 12 Flag hand-off with 62nd Airlift Wing - USAF, which held the honor last year. Pizza Hut and Coca-Cola donated food and beverage for the event.

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