By Noriko Kudo, U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public Affairs
Camp Zama’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted The Original Harlem Globetrotters presented by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment Nov. 8, 2017 at the Yano Fitness Center to boost morale of Camp Zama’s Soldiers, Civilians and Family members and to ensure their quality of life.
According to TOHGs’ official website, the team was founded more than 90 years ago. They played their first road game in 1927 and have entertained more than 144 million fans in 122 countries and territories worldwide.
“Bull” Bullard, member of TOHG, said he has done four military tours for the past 10 years.
“Every time I come to any military base, I love it,” said Bullard.
Bullard said he especially enjoys to engage with the families.
“I love the family aspect,” said Bullard.
Bullard said this is his first time being in Japan. “Everything about it is great,” said Bullard.
Prior to the show, members of TOHG visited Soldiers of the U.S. Army Aviation Battalion Japan. Sgt. Alexander Roth, assigned to USAABJ, gave TOHG a command briefing and showed them a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter in the hangar. Afterward, members of TOHG had an opportunity to get a hands-on experience, sitting inside the helicopter.
At the end of their visit, Soldiers of the USAABJ were invited to take photos with members of TOHG and to get their autographs. The community members started to form a line before the door opened at the Yano Fitness Center….
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