Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Join Military Leaders on Tours

Warning: This official US Navy photo may be considered offensive in some US Air Force units…
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate

An official DoD article notes the continuing tradition of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders taking part in USO tours:

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have partnered with the USO for the last 34 years…

Two cheerleaders…[are] currently on a USO overseas troop entertainment tour with Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, [and] the high-stepping, high-kicking and high-energy ladies show no signs of slowing down.

There is a bit of wry humor to the timing of the tour, as the recent Air Force “health and welfare inspectionresulted in (at least) 8 USO photos of NFL cheerleaders being removed because they were “unprofessional” or “inappropriate/offensive.”  (More than 40 references to cheerleaders were found during the inspection, though a few were allowed to remain.) One was pulled specifically because

Cheerleader uniforms are sexually suggestive

Given the official news release, some might think the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff disagrees:

“These women are so professional…” Winnefeld said…“They are so poised that there was no question in my mind who I wanted to bring on tour with us again.”