KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN – When the sports network ESPN asked for volunteers in the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet (Persian Gulf/Indian Ocean) to wear their college gear, two Washington State University parents were among the first to sign up. Angela and John Freitag are stationed at the U.S. Navy Support Base in Bahrain while their daughter, Jessica Holsclaw, works on her bachelorâs degree in zoology at WSU Pullman.
Angela serves in the Navy and convinced her husband, a 25-year Marine Corp veteran, that they needed to fly the Cougar colors proudly as part of the networkâs college football promotion.
“It’s exciting to represent our daughter and WSU all the way over here in the Middle East,â writes Angela. “All decked out in Cougar gear in support for our daughter and Washington State University – Go Cougs!â
The couple isnât sure when the photos will appear on ESPN, but asks that other Cougs keep an eye out for them.
The U.S. 5th Fleet is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.