LANSING, Mich.— Members of the Detroit Tigers baseball team visited Camp Grayling, Thursday, Jan. 22, during their 2015 Winter Caravan tour. The players received a brief of the capabilities of the Michigan National Guard, participated in weapons and vehicle simulations training, and greeted the full-time Soldiers and their families from Camp Grayling.
During the question and answer period of the stop, Capt. Trinity Storey, the chief dietician with the Michigan National Guard Medical Command, explained the importance of nutrition and diet to Soldiers and asked the players how they stay healthy when they are on the road and always busy.
“Things have changed a lot over the last 10 years or so. Diet has become a huge issue. You’ve got to stay healthy to keep playing,” said Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine. “We have chefs that cook for us and we can eat as healthy as we want. But sometimes, you just want a big juicy cheeseburger.”
There are numerous stops on the Winter Caravan tour but Camp Grayling is the only stop on a Michigan military installation.
“The military base is different in the sense that we have pride in our military and it is really our honor and privilege to be able to meet the men and women that serve our country,” said Vice President, Assistant General Manager, Al Avila. “The military stops usually tend to be the best, the most fun—our favorite stop.”
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Story by Cpt. Corissa Barton, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs, Michigan National Guard