Ten-hut! Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal spend a day with the Indiana National Guard
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar's Graham Rahal traded their fire suits for flak jackets on Wednesday.
The National Guard sponsored drivers got together at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana to take part in a re-enlistment ceremony, fire some high-powered weaponry and even fly in a Blackhawk helicopter.
"It never gets old being able to come out here and see these guys in their environment," Earnhardt said to the Associated Press. "You get a real understanding of what's going on behind the scenes, how they train and how they prepare, and what the commitment is all about."
Check out some tweets from the day.
More photos from today. Soldiers we met. Howitzer we fired. C4 Crater we made. Our ride home. pic.twitter.com/eSctUIMEnR— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) July 23, 2014
Both drivers enjoyed the experience of a lifetime.
Got a giant dose of patriotism and pride in the American way being on the ground with the troops in their training environment. #Respect— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) July 23, 2014
Not only did the drivers have fun, but the 219th BSB of the Indiana National Guard did as well.
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