On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 5:30 PM EDT Live Humphrey Presser The Baltimore Ravens will hold a press conference featuring first-round draft pick CB Marlon Humphrey, Defensive coordinator Dean Pees and secondary coach Chris Hewitt.
  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft will be held from April 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sat., Apr. 29, 2017 11:30 AM EDT Flock Festival Celebrate the 2017 Draft with Ravens players, alumni, cheerleaders and Poe at Flock Festival as we select the future members of #RavensFlock!
  • Sat., Apr. 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft will be held from April 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wed., May. 10, 2017 8:00 PM EDT Metallica with Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat

    ON SALE: Presale for CITI® Card Members Starts Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 AM; Tickets go on sale to general public Friday, February 17 at 10:00 AM at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the box office, or charge by phone (800) 745-3000.

  • Thu., Jun. 01, 2017 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM EDT Beach Bash This summer will mark the 5th annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite, June 1-3 in Ocean City, Md. Join Ravens Players, Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Band, Mascots and talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend.
  • Fri., Jun. 02, 2017 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM EDT Beach Bash This summer will mark the 5th annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite, June 1-3 in Ocean City, Md. Join Ravens Players, Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Band, Mascots and talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend.
  • Sat., Jun. 03, 2017 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM EDT Beach Bash This summer will mark the 5th annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite, June 1-3 in Ocean City, Md. Join Ravens Players, Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Band, Mascots and talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend.
  • Sat., Jun. 03, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 7-On-7 Tournament Prepare for the fall football season at the Ravens 7-on-7 Football Tournament presented by Under Armour!
  • Sun., Jun. 04, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 7-On-7 Tournament Prepare for the fall football season at the Ravens 7-on-7 Football Tournament presented by Under Armour!

News

Print
RSS

Head Coach John Harbaugh Visiting Troops In Middle East

Posted Feb 5, 2014

The Ravens head coach is on a trip to Turkey and Afghanistan this week with U.S. General Ray Odierno.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh accepted the NFL’s Salute To Service Award Saturday night in New York City, and then he quickly re-packed his bags for another trip out of town.

Harbaugh left the United States Monday on a trip to visit American troops in the Middle East with U.S. General Ray Odierno. The visit includes stops in Turkey and Afghanistan.

“We’re going to get with troops,” Harbaugh said during an interview over the weekend with CBS.  “We’re going to spend time with troops, and shake hands and talk to them a little bit and just be with them. I can’t wait.”

Harbaugh is known for his support of the military, and he has developed a relationship with Odierno over the years. Odierno presented Harbaugh with one of five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards from the U.S. Army in 2012, and has also been a guest at a Ravens’ practice.

This isn’t Harbaugh’s first trip overseas, as he also participated in the NFL-USO Coaches Tour in 2009. During that trip, Harbaugh visited with soldiers in Baghdad. Harbaugh has also supported military members domestically by routinely inviting Wounded Warriors to practice and by instituting Military Appreciation Day during an annual training camp practice.

Harbaugh will be in the Middle East all week. View a photo gallery here and check back to see more photos and videos from his visit throughout the next several days.

 


Related Tags

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos