The Kansas City Chiefs are taking the Super Bowl LVII celebration on the road with their “Chiefs Champions Tour.” The team is scheduled to make stops in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska with the Lombardi Trophy in tow.
While several public celebrations are on the schedule, the team recently took a private trip to visit the service men and women at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Missouri.
“Today is an amazing day for the Kansas City Chiefs football club,” Chiefs team military liaison Matt Yandura said. “Coming off of an extremely successful season as the world champions, we decided that Whiteman Air Force Base was going to be the first military installation that we would show up with the Lombardi Trophy.”
Hundreds of airmen and their families came out to see and get their pictures taken with the Lombardi Trophy, along with an opportunity to interact with Chiefs cheerleaders, KC Wolf and several staff members along with some Chiefs Ambassadors.
“It means a lot, especially for the men and women out here,” SFC Paul Karg said. “Seeing what they do, it means a lot from an organization as big as the Kansas City Chiefs.”
“They are great supporters of us and we are great supporters of them,” First Lieutenant Landon Diedrich said. “We have their logo on our jets and also on some of the unofficial patches that we have right here. So, it has been a great relationship that we have with (the Chiefs) and it’s a great time for us to show them a little bit more behind the scenes of what we do, what our aircraft is and how we actually employ and train.”
You can watch the full video from the Chiefs on their visit to Whiteman Air Force Base at the top of the page.