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USO celebrity and comedian Colin Quinn talks with troops at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers and USO celebrities are visiting American troops deployed around the world to increase morale and thank them for their service. 12/29/05 -- U.S. Army (ret.) Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, is greeted with a standing ovation from the audience at the Naval support facility in Bahrain. Toby Keith performs to hundreds of fans from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles" May 27, 2006 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, as part of a USO tour over Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Army Sgt. Leigh Hester, the recipient of the 2006 USO Service Member of the Year Award, is congratulated by senior Department of Defense leaders during the 65th Annual World Gala at the National Building in Washington, D.C., Sept 28, 2006. Hester is the first woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star for valor in combat. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. William Gainey and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S.Marine Gen. Peter Pace stand at attention before presenting the "USO Special Salute" award to Marine Cpl. Dylan Gray during the 25th Anniversary USO of Metropolitan Washington Annual Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va., March 27, 2007.
Singer-songwriter Kid Rock entertains the troops during the 2007 USO Holiday Tour stop at Al Taqaddum, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2007. Rock is one of several celebrities traveling with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen during a 15-stop tour to seven countries. Soldiers at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, pose with members of the band Sevendust after a July 12, 2008, performance by the band. The performance completed Sevendust’s first USO tour. American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler and band mates Joshua Henson (left) and Ryan Ochsner perform for servicemembers, Dec. 16, during the 2008 USO Holiday Tour at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Tour host U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Deborah were also joined by comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and John Bowman; Actress Tichina Arnold and Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock. Volunteers pose for a group photo in front of a USO sign for deployed troops during a care package operation April 9, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, VA. Actor Robert Patrick from the CBS television series "The Unit" cheers on fellow cast member Max Martini in a race with soldiers assigned to Combat Outpost Deysie, Afghanistan, April 22, 2009. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is on a six-day tour of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility escorting a USO tour, meeting with counterparts and visiting troops.
Toby Keith performs at a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan, April 23, 2009, during his seventh USO Tour visiting America's troops. The country music mega star is performing 17 shows in 10 days as part of a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Multi-National Force-Iraq Commander Gen. Ray Odierno helps Stephen Colbert become more "Soldierly" by shaving his trademark hair in Monday's episode of "The Colbert Report" on June 11, 2009. Colbert filmed a week of episodes from Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, as part of a USO tour. Actor D.B. Sweeney and All-Pro National Football League running back Warrick Dunn sign autographs onboard the USS Ronald Reagan in the Gulf of Oman, July 13, 2009. They accompanied Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on a USO visit to the Central Command Area of Responsibility. Elmo greets some of his fans in the audience during a performance of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families at U.S. Army Kaiserslautern Sept. 20, 2009. The Sesame Street tour also stopped in Mannheim, Heidelberg and other locations throughout Europe. The free show was designed to educate military families about how to help children cope with the challenges of deployment. U.S. Army Spc. Michael D. Carter, U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark A. Robinson, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William S. Stevens, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary J. Rhyner, and U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Abram H. Heller display the awards they received as Servicemembers of the Year for their individual branches at the 2009 USO Gala, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2009.
USO President and CEO Sloan Gibson and David J. McIntyre, Jr., president and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, present actor Gary Sinise with the Spirit of the USO Award at the 2009 USO Gala, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2009. ill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, participated Nov. 18 in a USO-sponsored event on Capitol Hill to build some 2,000 care packages that contain items specifically for female servicemembers. This is the first time the USO has targeted care packages specifically to servicewomen. MAYPORT, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2009) Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Heather Ewton, president of Naval Station Mayport's First Class Petty Officer Association, packs care packages at the local USO to send to service members overseas. Collier County Sheriff's Department donated more than 1500 boxes and hundreds of letters as part of their Adopt-a-Soldier program. Volunteers prepare to lay wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 12, 2009. About 6,000 volunteers placed more than 16,000 wreaths in honor of the nation's fallen heroes. USO officials honored the only living Air Force Medal of Honor recipients at the USO of Metropolitan New York's 48th Annual Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner Dec. 9, 2009 in New York City. The USO's Distinguished Service Award was presented to Col. Leo K. Thorsness (from left), Col. Joe M. Jackson, Col. James P. Fleming and Col. Bernard F. Fisher. Colonel George E. Day was also honored, but was not at the present at the event. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (far right), the top U.S. commander in Iraq, assisted with the presentation, and also received the USO's Distinguished Service Award.
Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus poses for photos with a soldier at the first stop on the 2009 USO Holiday Troop Visit in Kabul, Dec. 14, 2009. Billy Ray Cyrus, singer/actor, entertains the Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines at Bagram Airfield during a United Service Organization tour Dec. 15, 2009. Servicemembers pose for pictures at Joint Base Balad during a meet and greet with celebrities that are traveling throughout the Middle East for the Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom Tour. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the audience at the annual USO Gala in Arlington, Va., April 14, 2010. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates Marine Corps Cpl. Jeremy L. Stengal after presenting him with the Special Salute Award at the annual USO Gala in Arlington, Va., April 14, 2010. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
Army Col. Gordon R. Roberts, recipient of the Col. John Gioia Patriot Award, thanks USO President Elaine Rogers at the annual USO Gala in Arlington, Va., April 14, 2010. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley Kelsie Vick, second from left, poses with her friends, Josh Braden, Mimi Nsanzimana, and Kyle Thornhill before the start of the Washington Nationals-New York Mets baseball game at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2010. Kelsie has relocated 10 times with her Army family. USO photo U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Deborah participate in the USO care package packing party at the Pentagon on July 2, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley Wounded warriors and military family members raise their hats during a special salute to troops at the Washington Nationals-San Francisco Giants game in Washington, D.C., July 11, 2010. Sgt. Chris Dalthorp, personnel accountability/casualty liaison team non-commissioned officer-in-charge, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and a Nevada, Iowa, native, shakes hands with Dennis Haysbert during the movie and television star's United Services Organization tour of Iraq, Sept. 27, 2010 at the 103rd ESC Command Center on Joint Base Balad. U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Zachary Zuber
From left to right: USO President Sloan Gibson; Army Sgt. Zachary C. Dispennette; Marine Corps Sgt. Eric B. Walker; Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenton J. Stacy; Kimberly Watkins, mother of award recipient Air Force Staff Sgt. Gino P. Kahaunaele; Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert D. Emley; Edward T. Reilly, president of the USO Board of Governors; and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pose for photos at the USO Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the audience at the USO of Illinois Star Spangled Salute in Chicago, Oct. 17, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley USMC Staff Sergeant Gonzalez and Miss Virginia Caitlin Uze join the Mobile USO at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA in celebration of USO-Metro’s 70th Birthday on February 4, 2011. The celebration was one of twelve area parties in honor of the occasion. Photo courtesy of USO-Metro  Tyler, Aurora and Evan Bonnette sign thank-you cards to the troops on April 21, 2011 at the USO warehouse on Fort Belvoir during a Operation USO Care Package stuffing event. Photo by USMC LCpl. Sarah Dietz April 29, 2011 -- Country music artist Toby Keith rocks out with members of “MEC” (“Minimum Essential Chords”) – a band that’s made a name for itself here by turning their love for music into a way to relieve deployment stress – as they perform “Takin’ care of Business,” as U.S. Air Force Capt. Carlos Jayme plays the keyboard. Keith spent a few hours with the deputy commanding general for advising and training staff here during his United Service Organizations-sponsored “Locked And Loaded” tour. Photo by Army Spc. Breeanna DuBuke
David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder, visits with Rachel Beaird, USO Illinois' Director of Center Operations, at the USO Navy Pier center on June 6, 2011 during a visit to the Chicago area with his wife, Mary, and 16 year-old grandson, Colby. David Bancroft informed Rachel Beaird that signed printings of Honoring The Fallen are available for USO Illinois' purposes and other USO locations through the national office. Honoring The Fallen, is used by the USO at its Dover AFB facilities where signed printings are available to the fallens' loved ones waiting for their return to America. And each USO location can obtain a sign printing of David Bancroft's poem, USO - There For The Troops, through the national office. Photo by USA Patriotism! Elmo greets the audience during a Sesame Street Live children's show at Naval Support Activity Naples during a USO and the morale, welfare and recreation event on July 22, 2011. The show entertained audiences while addressing military family concerns such as separation during deployments and being a new kid at school. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Felicito Rustique Marine Corps Sgt. Lucas Chaffins, center, receives the USO Marine of the Year Award from Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps; USO President Sloan D. Gibson; retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the 2011 USO Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade Two children in the United States watch a video recorded by their deployed father who used the United Services Organization’s United Through Reading service at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on January 4, 2012. The USO records deployed servicemembers reading to their loved ones and sends the DVD and book back to the member's home. U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Carolina Panthers punter Jason Baker, 11-year NFL veteran/Travel Channel host Dhani Jones, Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack, San Diego Chargers linebacker/two-time Pro Bowl selection Takeo Spikes and Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston pose for a photo with Base Commander Velamazan (C) and troops outside a military hospital at Camp Arena in Afghanistan. This is the first USO/NFL tour for each participant. USO Photo by Dave Gatley
The USO and Toby Keith celebrate a decade of touring the globe in support of troops and their families with a five-country, 12-day troop visit to the Middle East. This tour marks the tenth USO tour for the singer/songwriter, who has lifted the spirits of more that 182,600 service members. USO Photo by Dave Gatley - April 23, 2012 BNA recording artist Kellie Pickler joins the USO in honoring our nation's real heroes with a week-long Memorial Day USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East. Paying homage to those who have fallen, as well as those currently serving on the front lines, Pickler dined with troops and performed in USO shows on Memorial Day. In the region on her fifth USO tour, Pickler visited two countries in eight days and performing a total of five shows. The photo left shows Pickler with troops following a USO show on May 28, 2012. USO Photo by Steve Manuel Country music artist Brad Paisley poses for a photo on the White House South Lawn with wounded warriors and their family members who are among those being honored as our nation’s real heroes at the fourth annual “Salute to the Military” USO concert, July 4, 2012. USO photo by Jackie McLeod (L-R) Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia, Washington Nationals pitcher Craig Stammen, comedian/host of CBS' "Excused" Iliza Shlesinger, Washington Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler, Washington Capitols forward Matt Hendricks, critically acclaimed country music singer Kellie Pickler, and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, pose for a photo onstage after a performance aboard the USS John C. Stennis as part of the 2012 USO holiday tour on December 13, 2012. This is the first USO tour for Hendricks, Detwiler, Stammen and Shlesinger, and the sixth for Pickler - who traveled to Kuwait and Afghanistan in May 2012. USO photo by Fred Greaves This USO tour photo shows Broncos Peyton Manning with troops following an awards ceremony where servicemen and women of Rota Airbase were recognized for their courage and dedication to their mission, Feb. 26, 2013. Included among the awards presented that day were three Bronze Stars. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (back row 2nd l), Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt ( back row 4th l), Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (back row 5th l), Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (back row 3rd r), Tampa Bay Bucanneers guard Davin Joseph (back row 2nd r) and Cleveland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (r) pose for a photo with soldiers stationed in the Middle East during a stop on their week-long USO/NFL tour March 18, 2013. This is the first USO tour for each player. (USO Photo by Fred Greaves) Toby Keith with troops stationed at Camp General Basilio Navarro in the southern extremes of the Philippines on April 28, 2013. It was the first stop of his 11-day, three-country tour of the 2013 USO concert, performing for troops at various JSOC military bases, where he also visited with them. USO photo by Dave Gatley July 13, 2013 -- Maribel A. Paulino, USO Volunteer AMC manager, greets arriving Patriot Express passengers to Kadena Air Base providing refreshments, snacks and treats along with teddy bears for young children. Arriving passenger Charlie Seals, from Seattle, whose flight was delayed by 24 hours receives a much-needed teddy bear. (Photo by Charles Steitz, U.S. Army) "Daily Show" comedians John Oliver, Rory Albanese, Elliott Kalan and Adam Lowitt visit with troops stationed in the Middle East as part of a week-long USO tour on August 19, 2013. This is the group's first-ever USO tour. (USO photo by Dave Gatley) First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to children and family members during a visit with actor, entertainer Gary Sinise to the USO Warrior and Family Center at Ft. Belvoir, Va., Sept. 11, 2013. Mrs. Obama visited Ft. Belvoir on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, to meet with wounded service members and their families and to participate in a patriotic craft project with military children. In honor of Patriot Day, a National Day of Service and Remembrance, USO locations, staff and volunteers around the world saluted our nation's troops and families to let them know the USO is always by their side. (USO photo by Cherie Cullen)
U.S.A. Olympic Swimmers Natalie Coughlin and Kim Vandenberg with the military training dog unit during a USO tour stop at Naval Station Rota, Spain, October 7, 2013. (USO photo by Cherie Cullen) USO 2013 service member honorees, from left to right, National Guardsman of the Year Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Petersen, Coast Guardsman of the Year Petty Officer 3rd Class Samuel A. Peikert, Airman of the Year Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Broyles, Sailor of the Year Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew C. Munden, Marine of the Year Sgt. Andrew C. Seif, and Soldier of the Year Sgt. Craig D. Warfle are shown with their awards at the USO 2013 Gala held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. The event was an opportunity for senior enlisted representatives from each branch of the armed forces to recognize individual service members for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty and heroism. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Hvozda) (L to R) Jep Robertson, Adam LaRoche, Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles, Bridget Kelly, Jep Robertson, Alison Haislip and Matt Light of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" take time out to pose for a group photo with troops stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on December 9, 2013 as part of the 2013 Chairman USO Holiday Tour. This is the second USO tour for Miles and the first for the remainder of the group. (USO photo by Mike Clifton) Country music sensation Kellie Pickler takes a group photo with troops and her band (L to R) Kyle Stallons, Kyle Jacobs, Gregory Lohman, David Baker and Jack Gorman after performing a USO show at Forward Operating Base Walton in Afghanistan on Dec. 23, 2013. This is Pickler's seventh USO tour. (USO photo by Eric Raum / edited by USA Patriotism!) U.S. Army (Ret.) Sgt. Nathan Toews shares his experience with the USO as a wounded warrior during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the USO Warrior & Family Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 1, 2014. (USO photo by Cherie Cullen)
Sochi Winter Olympic Medalists Kelly Clark, Steven Holcomb and Andrew Weibrecht visit with the whole U.S. Army SGT Wilcox family on May 7, 2014 during the 2014 USO Sochi Winter Olympic Tour in Hawaii. (�2014 USO Photo by Dave Gatley) A young BET Fan Fest attendee, Semaj (aka Peanut) stops by the Mobile USO with his grandparents to create a personalized "Thank You Note" to his father, service member Julian Stukes, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan, at the BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 28, 2014. The USO’s “Thank You Notes For The Troops” is part of the “Every Moment Counts” campaign – a year-round, national initiative that rallies Americans to honor and create moments that matter for our troops and their families. (USO Photo by Eric Brandner) L to R: USO 2014 Service Members of the Year ... Army Sgt. Andrew J. Mehltretter, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Brett R. Bates, Senior Airman John C. Hamilton, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Troy A. Cromer, Jodi Belleci and Army Sgt. Andrew J. Mahoney. (USO photo by Mike Theiler) TODAY co-host Al Roker (l), comedian/entertainer legend (2nd l) , and musician Kevin Eubanks (c)  along with comedians Iliza Shlesinger (2nd r) and Craig Robinson (r) proudly hold the USO flag on stage at the conclusion of the TODAY/USO Comedy Tour performance at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on October 1, 2014. (USO photo by Fred Greaves) (L to R) - Actor/comedian Rob Riggle, actress Meghan Markle, country music singer Kellie Pickler, actress Dianna Agron, eight-time Pro Bowler Brian Urlacher and Washignton Nationals pitcher Doug Fister on stage with smiling troops and loved ones behnid them following their USO holiday show in Turkey on December 8, 2014. (USO photo by Dave Gatley)
In the weeks leading up to NASCAR’s biggest race, the DAYTONA 500, the USO joins forces with three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III and treats troops and their families to a moment-filled handshake tour at MacDill Air Force Base on Jan. 20, 2015. Filled with three interactive unit visits and a USO meet and greet, troops and their families came out in droves for a chance to see, visit with and talk one-on-one with the stars. Racing figures tour a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, get dirty with military working dogs, hop inside a state-of-the-art aerial refueling simulator and spend time with military families… all in just one day. Posing for a group photo with the McDill Air Force Base working dog handlers. (Photo courtesy of the USO) Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano; television host and actor Jason “Wee Man” Acuna; Winnefeld's wife, Mary; musician Phillip Phillips; singer Diana DeGarmo; singer Ace Young; actor Dennis Haysbert; Miss America Kira Kazantsev; Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro; Colts tight end Dwayne Allen; and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sing "God Bless America" on stage during a USO concert on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 6, 2015. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton) Charles Tillman, an NFL cornerback who was Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2013 Santonio Holmes Jr, an NFL wide receiver and MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, talk to two Airmen after signing autographs for them during the USO’s ProTour 2015, April 15, 2015 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Tillman, along with Santonio Holmes Jr, an NFL wide receiver and MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, flew to Europe to visit with service members and with wounded, ill and injured military members at the Warrior Care Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller) Grammy�-nominated megastar Trace Adkins Trace Adkins with U.S. Army soldiers in front of their tanks during his USO Tour 2015 in April. (Photo courtesy of the USO) U.S. military service members and their families wait to get autographs from the Chicago Bears players during their Armed Forces Day training camp on Aug. 10, 2015 organized by the USO of Illinois. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Cookie Monster visits families during a Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families performance at Kahuna’s Community Ballroom aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 30, 2015. Families at MCB Hawaii attended two shows on Sept. 30, 2015 and one on Oct. 1, 2015. The half-hour performance, coordinated by the USO, featured characters from the children’s TV show, “Sesame Street”. The show’s purpose is to show support for military children as their family experiences major life changes, such as a permanent change of station or transitioning back to civilian life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Wong) The joint service color guard display the American and service flags during the 2015 United Service Organization (USO) Gala at Washington, Oct. 20, 2015. The USO and estimated 1,000 guests gathered to recognize the Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman, Coast Guardsman and National Guardsman of the year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia) Trevor Romain poses with students after his “We’re With You All The Way” educational performance at Bolden Elementary School October 5, 2015. Romain specializes in military children in recognition of the unique challenges they face at an early age. Romain is an educator, nationally recognized children’s motivational speaker, and author who tours schools for the United Service Organizations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy) USO Service Members of the Year awardees Army Sgt. Aaron Burdash, Coast Guardsman Petty Officer 1st Class Angel J. Leott, Senior Airman TJ Brantley, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica A. Jusino, Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bedarik, and Spc. Christian T. Sheers stand on stage during the 2015 USO Gala in Washington, D.C., October 20, 2015. (DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp) USO representatives wave from an M3 personnel half-track carrier during the 60th annual Jacksonville-Onslow Christmas Holiday Parade in Jacksonville, NC on November 21, 2015. Over 200 floats, patrons, and U.S. Marine leaders participated in the parade which traveled from the Coastal Carolina Community College to the Brynn Marr Shopping Center. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, MCIEAST MCB CAMLEJ Combat Camera)
Hold-over paralegal Soldiers from Juliet Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion, relax in the Fort Lee USO Center's game and breakroom January 11, 2016. The facility reached its fifth anniversary this week. It has become a popular hang-out spot for young troops attending military schools here. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Buffett, Fort Lee) February 4, 2016 - Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo Capt. Matthew Ovios and USO personnel hold a banner at a cake cutting celebrating the USO's 75th anniversary. According to Brian White, USO Sasebo center manager, said the USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. USO Sasebo has three employees and 160 volunteers that supported 43,000 center visits and whose programs and events were attended by 10,000 people. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum) Country singer Craig Morgan, UFC fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 2016 Miss America Betty Cantrell, and UFC fighter Anthony Pettis sing to service members at the USO Spring 2016 Entertainment Tour at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, Iraq, March 15, 2016. The tour also featured Carolina Panthers football player Charles “Peanut” Tillman. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katie Egger) U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, deputy commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, reads a book to approximately 20 families during the Fort Bragg USO's monthly United Through Reading program February 25, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Vin Stevens) April 29, 2016 - Actor Gary Sinise enjoys looking over a special heavy air drop training platform that was hand-painted with scenes from the movie Forrest Gump by members of the 189th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Aerial Port. Col. Robert Ator II, commander of the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing tells Sinise about the special pallet. Sinise was at Little Rock Air Force Base as part of the Lt. Dan Band USO tour. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Chris A. Durney)
A collage of the USO at the 89th Aerial Port Squadron Passenger Terminal at Joint Base Andrews, Md., depicting some of the amenities and services offered to servicemembers and their families on June 8, 2016. The USO, or United Services Organization, is a non-profit organization founded in 1941, which provides programs, services and live entertainment to servicemembers and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo collage by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Actor, entertainer Gary Sinise waves for the crowd to come closer during a performance on the Two Rivers Theater stage at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC. Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band have participated in 70 United Service Organization tours since they came together. In total, they have entertained more than 363,000 service members and military families in 13 countries. The band puts on shows to raise spirits, funds and awareness for severely wounded warriors in need. Gary Sinise plays the elecric bass with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson) Osan Air Force Base (August 5, 2016) - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Grooms, a member of 51st Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron, receives special permission while on shift to join fellow airmen at the USO Osan grand opening ceremony to see how visitors liked the new space. USO staff member said Grooms regularly volunteers at the USO facility and has been a huge asset in preparing of the grand opening. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Carlton) September 9, 2016 - Military children and their families were treated to a live Sesame Street show hosted by the USO at Building AS-4000 on Marine Corps Air Station New River. The Sesame Street/USO experience was designed to help families deal with the many challenges of military life including frequent moves. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ned Johnson) October 20, 2016 - Air Force Staff Sgt. Clinton Brown, USO National Guardsman of the Year; Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Steidell, USO Coast Guardsman of the Year; Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bellio, USO Airman of the Year; Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Arbuckle, USO Sailor of the Year; Marine Sgt. Terryn Thompson, USO Marine of the Year; and Army 1st Sgt. Melanie Scott, USO Soldier of the Year, at the 2016 USO Gala, Washington, D.C. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)
July 15, 2017 - Actor / musician Gary Sinise enjoys a dance performance by Forrest Katzenberger, 6, during the Lt. Dan Band USO show at the Memorial Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington.  (JBLM Northwest Guardian photo by Scott Hansen) December 26, 2017 - Country music artist Jerrod Niemann performs during the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's annual USO Holiday Tour at Powidz, Poland. Niemann and other USO entertainers traveled with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to visit service members who are deployed during the holidays. This year's other entertainers are Chef Robert Irvine, wrestler Gail Kim, actor Adam Devine, comedian Iliza Shlesinger and WWE Superstars Alicia Fox and "The Miz.". (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jazmin Jenkins) Terry Bradshaw (center), representing United Service Organization (USO) Metro; his wife, Tammy Bradshaw (left); and U.S. Army Col. Jason Garkey (right), regimental commander, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard); participate in an Army Special Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 11, 2018. Bradshaw also toured the Memorial Amphitheater Display Room and met with Tomb Guard Sentinels. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery) December 18, 2019 - The family of a U.S. Marine with Marine Unmanned Aerial Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, during the unit’s deployed spouses brunch on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The event was supported by the USO (United Service Organizations) to provide service to the families of Marines on deployment during the holidays. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)   
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