United Through Reading Chosen for Super Love Sender Campaign!

You’ve heard about the United Through Reading Military Program: Deployed Troops can read and record a book, then send it back home for their child to read, fostering a sense of connectivity through reading.  Now we’re thrilled to announce that United Through Reading has been chosen as one of the charity recipients for Target’s new Facebook campaign, “Super Love Sender”!

3-month-old Charlotte may not be reading yet, but the Dr. Seuss book from her deployed Dad fosters a strong connection for the family.

Here’s how the campaign works:

Target’s Facebook Page allows users to decide how to allocate a $1M donation to five charities in support of education through its Super Love Sender giving campaign.  Each day Facebook users will have the ability to send up to 10 Super Bowl/Valentine’s Day video cards and vote for the United Through Reading Military Program.
Here’s how you can participate:
·         Visit Target’s Facebook page and click on the Super Love Sender tab at the top every day through Valentine’s Day and vote for the United Through Reading Military Program by sending up to 10 video cards to friends and family
·         Encourage customers, associates, friends and family to do the same
·         Visit http://www.unitedthroughreading.org/Superlovesender/toolbox to download the news release and promotional ads
·         Place Super Love Sender ads and materials on your Facebook page, Intranet, Web page or Twitter feed
·         Become a United Through Reading Facebook and Twitter fan
·         Remember to vote every day until February 14, 2010
We hope you’ll participate in this great opportunity!  Thanks for all of the continue support in our United Through Reading Military Program.

The USO Proudly Welcomes Christopher E. Kubasik to our Board of Governors

The USO Board of Governors welcomes its newest member, Lockheed Martin Corporation president and chief operating officer Christopher E. Kubasik.

“What a stellar addition to the USO Board,” said Edward Reilly, Chairman of the USO Board of Governors. “Chris’s leadership at Lockheed Martin and his solid financial and operational background will be especially important as the USO continues to serve the needs of U.S. troops and their families.”

Kubasik, 48, was elected president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation effective January 1, 2010. Before his appointment, he served as executive vice president of the corporation’s Electronic Systems Business Area, with$11.6 billion of revenue for 2008 and a portfolio of more than 1,400 programs and customers in 43 nations. He was named as the corporation’s chief financial officer in February 2001. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1999, Kubasik was with Ernst & Young, LLP, where he was admitted to the partnership in 1996.

Kubasik is Chairman of the Board of Sandia Corporation, which operates the Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy. He also serves on the Association of the United States Army Council of Trustees and the University of Maryland College Park Foundation Board of Trustees.

He received an Executive Engineering Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and completed the Systems Acquisition Management Course for Flag Officers at the Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, in 2004. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1983, graduating magna cum laude.

We’re thrilled to have him serving on our Board of Governors – welcome!