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Redskins Players Spending Week At Military Bases

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Five Washington Redskins players this week departed to travel abroad for a week to spend time at military bases and interact with those serving overseas.

This past week, five current Redskins players departed the United States and traveled to all ends of the globe to visit armed forces at select military bases.

Invited by Pro Tour Productions, fullback Darrel Young and offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao headed to Australia, linebacker Will Compton and tight end Niles Paul flew to Japan and long snapper Nick Sundberg trekked to Singapore.

This is the second time Young and Paul have embarked on these kinds of trips, which last about a week and allow players to give more than just a handshake to active members. They'll have the chance to interact with servicemen's children and participate in unique activities around the bases.

"I'm planning to go on a deep sea fishing trip, snorkeling," Sundberg told Redskins.com. "They try and set up stuff so we get to do things with the troops, not just meeting them and saying hi to their kids. It’s us going out and interacting and doing real stuff. I’m pretty excited."

Sundberg, who will be attending with former Redskins and current Jaguars fullback Eric Kettani, had never visited any Asian countries, so he jumped at the opportunity to travel abroad.

For most of the trip, he will stay on Diego Garcia, an island off the coast of India reserved solely for military members.

Paul, meanwhile, took the same trip to Japan two years ago and will visit several locations to help with football camps in his spare time.

"It was incredible. That's why I'm so eager to go back," Paul said before leaving. "There was so much love out there. It was so different from being in America and you could really tell. We got to do a lot of events and going out with some of the guys, they kept us busy."

Paul, who has known Compton since his freshman year at Nebraska, convinced the linebacker to go with him.

He needed a buddy for the long flight across the ocean.

"That's the worst part about it," he said. "I'm going to try to sleep most of it."

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