Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman said he was "truly honored" to visit Fort Hood on Tuesday.
Aikman spoke with troops from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Combat Team, and 1st Cavalry Division on a training range at the base, according to Fort Hood Public Affairs.
"Aikman stopped by the Great Place today for a meet-and-greet at the post’s Exchange, then met with the troops on the range following a short helicopter flight to get there," said the announcement.
The NFL Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl winner was given the opportunity to be inside the latest version of an M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 tank when it was fired and sign the main gun, according to public affairs.
"The NFL hall of Famer and Monday Night Football analyst spoke to the troops about how truly honored he was to visit Fort Hood and spend time with them," said Fort Hood Public Affairs.