Toby Keith is criss-crossing the globe on his eighth USO tour and what a ride it’s been so far! The country music superstar recently tweeted “TK: Germany was awesome. Visited wounded soldiers. Some just arrived-never gets easier 2 see. Spirit of these humans remain ever vigilant.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out some photos from his stops in Germany…
Toby Keith poses with staff at Landstuhl Medical Facility in Germany, May 1, 2010. Travelng on his eighth USO tour Keith will visit four countries in 14 days, visiting and entertaining thousands of service members in Korea, Germany and the Persian Gulf. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
Toby Keith shares a meal with wounded warriors at the USO's Wounded Warrior Center in Landsthul, Germany, May 2, 2010. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
Nearly 5,000 soldiers and their families piled into an aircraft hanger at the Ramstein Air Field in Germany for an exclusive Toby Keith USO concert on May 1, 2010. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
Troops and their families lined Ramstein Airfield's aircraft parking apron for an exclusive USO concert featuring award-winning entertainer Toby Keith on May 1, 2010. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
As the American flag proudly waved behind the stage, Toby Keith and the band perform in a hangar at Ramstein Airfield in Germany on May 3, 2010. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
You might have read about “Operation Enduring Care” on the blog a couple of weeks ago. This innovative new program is our comprehensive long-term initiative to support America’s Wounded Warriors and their families. It asks every American support our wounded warriors and their families. The goal is to implement an interlocking network of care that extends from the point of injury on the battlefield to their return home to communities across America.
To fund Operation Enduring Care, the USO will raise $100 million over five-years in a campaign expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2011. We’ll keep you posted on all of the updates and highlights as we work together to help those who sacrifice so much move from the battlefield to a full and productive future.
Together, we can make sure this generation of warriors knows their sacrifice is recognized and appreciated.