Latest from the Warrior Games!

Air Force battles Navy during a match on May 11 at the 2010 Warrior Games. (USO Photo by Michael J. Pach / 3 Peaks Photography & Design)

The Air Force remains unbeaten in volleyball. The Marines dominated in archery. And the Army could bring home the gold in basketball. All in all, competition remains fierce at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. Can you feel the excitement?!

Check out the action from the last two days of competition below…

Sergio Lara returns a volley during a match with Army on May 11 at the 2010 Warrior Games. (USO Photo by Michael J. Pach / 3 Peaks Photography & Design)

Marine archer Justin Knowles loads an arrow into his bow during the May 12 archery competition at the 2010 Warrior Games. (USO photo by Michael J. Pach / 3 Peaks Photography & Design)

Swimmers take their marks during one of the preliminary heats on May 12 during the 2010 Warrior Games. (USO photo by Michael J. Pach / 3 Peaks Photography & Design)

Operation Hardwood: Episode 2

University of Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes and former U.S. Air Force Academy basketball coach and current deputy executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Reggie Minton wear helmets and body armor as they take part in a training exercise to escape from an overturned Humvee at Camp Arifjan, May 27, 2006, during Operation Hardwood II.

Join Leeann Tweeden, coach Rick Barnes, and many more for the second in a four-part series from FOX Sports on Operation Hardwood II.  Click here to watch Episode 1 and learn more about Operation Hardwood!

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First Lady Michelle Obama Calls the Sesame Street/USO Experience Her Favorite!

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to the National Military Family Association Military Child Summit at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. May 12, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the National Military Family Association Summit in DC.  The focus of the summit was military spouses and children, and we’re thrilled to say that she cited the Sesame Street/USO Experience as her “favorite” partnership to support military kids!  Here is an excerpt from her remarks:

“One of the great lessons of recent years is that you don’t need to be a military expert to help. You don’t necessarily need to build something new to help. You can keep doing what you’re already doing and connect your work to the priorities of military families.  Consider the Sierra Club, which partnered with the NMFA to create Operation Purple — summer camps that have made a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of military kids. Or my favorite, Sesame Street, which has partnered with the USO to reach more than 100,000 military families and helped kids cope with some very challenging situations.

There are so many organizations with skills and interests that can be shared with military families, and we need to get them involved.

This is a challenge to every community in America.”  Click here to read a full transcript of the First Lady’s comments.

The Sesame Street/USO Experience continues touring throughout the US in 2010.  Below is the schedule for June.  Check with your base’s MWR for ticketing information.  We hope to see you there!

JUNE

Megan Noe poses with her son Henry in front of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Militar Families poster at Natcher Gym on the Fort Knox Army base in Kentucky, April 10, 2010. (USO Photo by Pat McDonogh)

MCAS Beaufort – South Carolina – June 2 – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; June 3 – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

NSB Kings Bay – Georgia – June 5 – TBD

NAS Jacksonville – Florida – June 6 – 2:00 p.m.

NS Mayport – Florida – June 10 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Fort Benning – Georgia – June 12 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; June 13 – 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Fort Rucker – Alabama – June 16 – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; June 17 – 2:00 p.m.

NAS Pensacola – Florida – June 19 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; June 20 – 2:00 p.m.

Keesler AFB – Mississippi – June 23-24 – TBD

NAS JRB New Orleans – Louisiana – June 25-26 – TBD

Fort Polk – Louisiana – June 29-30 – TBD