On Jan. 21, 2010, the USO welcomed home Fort Drum’s 3rd BCT in style after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. Nearly 800 soldiers and their loved ones were treated to an evening of food, entertainment and a special performance by the Fort Drum Army band. Comedians Steve Burr and Dan Liberto brought laughs and smiles, with Johnny Spezzano of The Border 106.7 (WBDR-FM) and Whirlin’ Disc DJ’s keeping people on their feet. The event was made possible by Alfred Weissman, longtime USO supporter and New York businessman. Welcome home!
Soldiers relax upon returning home (USO Photo by Jason B. Cutshaw)
A Fort Drum Band drummer entertains during the event (USO Photo by Jason B. Cutshaw)
Delicious food made homecoming extra special for those returning from deployment (USO Photo by Jason B. Cutshaw)
There to show support were Col. David B. Haight, 3rd BCT commander, with Mr. and Mrs. Weissman, Karen Clark and Lt. Col. Jeffrey Abbott (USO Photo by Jason B. Cutshaw)
A 3rd BCT Soldier cuts loose on the dance floor with his son (USO Photo by Jason B. Cutshaw)
Comedian Steve Burr takes the stage and the laughs continue (USO Photo by Jason B. Cutshaw)
The Weissmans with the Haights and Karen Clark - thanks for making this possible! (USO Photo by Jason B. Rickshaw)