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2011 Marlins Visit Our Troops
Marlins Troop Visit 2011 Gitmo Trip
Marlins Visit the Troops 2011 continues in Cuba!

On the heels of the Marlins' successful overseas trip to visit U.S. military personnel in Southwest Asia and Germany, another group of Marlins led by first baseman Gaby Sanchez and pitcher Chris Volstad, along the Mermaids are headed to Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba to visit U.S. troops on February 13 and 14. Read More »

Marlins Visit the Troops 2011

For the second straight year, the Marlins will head overseas to spend time with military personnel, this time visiting U.S. troops stationed in Southwest Asia and Germany from Feb. 3-11. Read More »

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Submit a question to the troops or to one of the Marlins travelers on the trip overseas. They will be used to film video clips and check back here throughout the trip to watch the videos and see if your question gets answered.
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    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 […]

  • David Samson, President
    David Samson,
  • Andre Dawson, Hall of Famer
    Andre Dawson,
    Hall of Famer
  • Jeff Conine, Mr. Marlin
    Jeff Conine,
    Mr. Marlin
  • Logan Morrison, Outfielder
    Logan Morrison,
  • John Buck, Catcher
    John Buck, Catcher
  • Marlins Mermaids - Ashley
    Ashley, Mermaid
  • Marlins Mermaids - Kim
  • Marlins Mermaids - Naty
  • Sean Flynn - Sr. VP of Marketing
    Sean Flynn,
    Sr. VP of Marketing
  • Boris Menier - Marketing Supervisor
    Boris Menier, Marketing Supervisor
  • John Susler - FOX Sports Florida
    John Sulser, FOX Sports Florida
Travelers to Gitmo
  • Juan Martinez, Director of Multicultural Marketing
    Juan Martinez,
    Director of Multicultural Marketing
  • Gaby Sanchez, First Baseman
    Gaby Sanchez,
    First Baseman
  • Chris Volstad, Pitcher
    Chris Volstad,
  • Marlins Mermaid - Jen
  • Marlins Mermaid - Stef
  • Marlins Mermaid - Carin