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Marlins Trip to Iraq
Marlins Trip to Iraq
Marlins connecting with troops overseas

Speaking with the troops this week in Kuwait and Iraq has at times struck close to home for the Marlins.

On occasion, they will meet someone with a similar background.

During an autograph session, manager Fredi Gonzalez felt a common bond when a female solider said she attended Southridge High School in Miami. Read more »

Video Corner
Fredi's birthday abroad
The Marlins celebrate Fredi Gonzalez's birthday in Iraq
Homes for Haiti
The Marlins and Food for the Poor kicked off a month long campaign called "Homes for Haiti." Watch now »
Marlins visit Kuwait
The Marlins' contingent began their whirlwind tour in Kuwait, visiting with troops and signing autographs for local children
Live Blog

    How ironic that our continuing tour of American military bases brought us to Hiroshima on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This was a very special anniversary since the Society of Pearl Harbor survivors is being disbanded this year as most of the remaining men are into their 90’s. This is the […]

  • Mermaid Madness

    Currently in the beautiful country of Japan, our experience so far with the Miami Marlins “troops visit” has been spectacular. Not only has the trip been a real culture shock, it also has been a true blessing to be across the world with such amazing men and women in the armed forces. With Captain John […]

  • Semper Fi

    So far on our journey we’ve visited an Air Force base (Yakota AB), an army post (Camp Zama) and a naval base (Yokosuka Naval Base). Although they’re all run with the military precision we’ve come to expect on this tour, they each had their own distinct feel, as if each branch of service has its […]

Photo Galleries
Iraq Trip - Jan. 26
John Baker Chris Coghlan Fredi Gonzalez Larry Beinfest
Carin Natalie Christina Estefania
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