Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, August 13 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
13th U.S. Coast Guard District
To no surprise, Monday morning did not consist of an average day of Seahawks training camp. Instead, we welcomed military members to camp as a part of our annual Military Day with USAA, the official Salute to Service Partner of the Seattle Seahawks.
100 members of the 13th U.S. Coast Guard District visited the Virginia Mason Athletic Center to watch the team during their 12th day of camp. The men and women spent their time in the VIP hospitality area with wonderful accommodations from the team and most likely the best seats in the house.
After practice ended, the service members got a chance to meet and greet with the players and coaches. Happiness filled the air and grins were ear-to-ear as you could see the pure excitement and joy from all of the military members as they got a chance to meet their favorite Seahawks.
In addition to the meet-and-greet, WWII Mule and Harley artifacts were on display in the plaza and patio, all of which were hosted by the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. Before practice, you may have caught Blue Thunder and Seahawks Dancers perform, plus an on-field contest with two Coast Guard members.
Even if you weren’t present at practice, you may have heard the helicopter fly overhead, as the Coast Guard search and rescue team performed a demonstration right off the shores of the practice facility. USAA also hosted their ‘Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp’ after practice, which featured 50 Coast Guard members participating in football drills similar to those used by NFL coaches to evaluate talent. “The boot camp is one of several military appreciation events that USAA and the Seahawks have created to foster an understanding and appreciation for the local military community.”
All in all, 2019 Military Day at training camp was a success, marking year eight of the team’s tradition. In the past, we’ve also hosted the Army, the Air Force, the Navy, and the Marines. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who sacrifice their lives to protect our nation and serve our country.
Social Post Of The Day
Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from 710 ESPN Seattle radio host Mike Salk, as he posts a photo hugging guard D.J. Fluker (likely after a radio interview).
More From Around The Web
On Monday, we partnered with Boeing to announce a list of seven youth organizations set to receive 2019 game tickets as a part of the Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing Program. If you know of a deserving organization, you can nominate one at Seahawks.com/LegionofYouth.
Seahawks.com’s John Boyle dives into safety Tedric Thompson’s feelings on being more confident as he heads into his third season. Boyle also lists six observations from day 12 of Seahawks camp.
Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times tells readers what he learned from Monday’s training camp practice. Condotta also reports on rookie receiver Gary Jennings making a name for himself.
Adam Jude at The Seattle Times also shares his thoughts on Monday’s practice.
Gregg Bell at The Tacoma News Tribune lists out some notes from Monday’s training camp practice. Bell also shares his thoughts on the potential of quarterback Russell Wilson getting some playing time on Sunday.
Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle tells readers what she learned from the team’s preseason 22-14 win against the Denver Broncos at home.
Jim Moore from 710 ESPN Seattle analyzes a 53-man roster projection posted by The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta.
Aaron Fentress at The Athletic dives into tight end Will Dissly’s injury rehab and his potential this season.
Art Thiel with SportsPressNW explains the impact so far of cornerback DeShawn Shead.
Jordan Dajani at CBS Sports talks about running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny serving as a ‘dual-threat weapon’ this season.
The Seahawks and USAA hosted members of the U.S. Coast Guard at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Monday, August 12 as part of the team's military appreciation day of 2019 training camp.