The Wisconsin Badgers continue to prepare for their 2015 Holiday Bowl match-up against the USC Trojans at Qualcomm Stadium on Wednesday. They have, however, been able to take in some of San Diego's sights and sounds.
The Badgers hit up Sea World on Sunday and enjoyed the various aquatic life housed at the famed theme park. On Monday, UW players and coaches visited the United States Navy, and in particular, the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
The large aircraft carrier, which stands at 1,092 feet long and towers 20 stories above the waterline per its official website, was launched on Aug. 27, 1984 and commissioned on Oct. 25, 1986.
Many went to social media to share their experiences and thank the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt for the opportunity, and for their service.
To the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, thanks for the hospitality and thank you for your service! pic.twitter.com/SSabTySFKE— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) December 28, 2015
Thd #Badgers have arrived at the USS Theodore Roosevelt. #WKOW pic.twitter.com/Zb5LcZqbIh— Lance Veeser (@lanceveeser) December 28, 2015
All hands on deck for the #Badgers. pic.twitter.com/dbDfpVy7o9— Lance Veeser (@lanceveeser) December 28, 2015
Truly honored to spend the day onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt with my teammates. We can't… https://t.co/SqHiA15UnF— Derek Watt (@DerekWatt34) December 29, 2015
Had the privilege of touring a @USNavy aircraft carrier today! Thanks to the Navy and all the armed forces! pic.twitter.com/VNC0ZpeyCA— Jack Cichy (@jackCICHY) December 28, 2015
Had an amazing experience today on the USS Theodore Roosevelt today with the team! (P.S. I'm… https://t.co/JQMA0leWy1— Alec Ingold (@AI_XLV) December 28, 2015
Had an amazing experience today on the USS Theodore Roosevelt today with the team! (P.S. I'm playing a little Fullback now too)
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Tour of Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. So thankful to all our military personnel. pic.twitter.com/cg2vXHryny— Tim Tibesar (@CoachTibs) December 28, 2015
Had a blast on the USS Theodore Roosevelt today!! Great experience. pic.twitter.com/UBrmeVP4Di— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) December 28, 2015
Just want to say thanks to the @USNavy for allowing us to tour the USS Theodore Roosevelt today! We appreciate all that you guys do for us!— Joe Schobert (@JoeTheShow58) December 28, 2015
Spending time with the men and women who protect of freedom everyday pic.twitter.com/F0GTXcsLMo— Vince Biegel (@VinceBiegel) December 28, 2015
#Badgers @BadgerFootball #Captain Biegel on the #USSTheodoreRoosevelt #iPhoneOnly
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To the crew of the USS Roosevelt- THANK YOU!!! pic.twitter.com/Rc1z6yjMsv— Coach Marlatt (@CoachMarlatt) December 29, 2015
When he's not busy firing missiles, Randall enjoys site-seeing in Wyoming... ⛴ ✊… https://t.co/VMToHCTK9p— Chikwe Obasih (@Big_Cheeks34) December 29, 2015
When he's not busy firing missiles, Randall enjoys site-seeing in Wyoming... ⛴ ✊ #USSTheodoreRoosevelt
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Thank you @USNavy for allowing us to tour some of the USS Roosevelt today! Truly amazing! #Badgers #ThanksForAllYouDo— Kyle Gibson (@KMGibsonATC) December 28, 2015