We love this email we received recently and want to send a special shoutout to all of the USO staff and volunteers over the decades who have made an airport a more welcoming place for our men and women in uniform. Have a great airport story? Let us know!
She certainly captivated the audience in this photo:
How about the location: is she onboard a ship or at a stadium? Leave a comment below if you can tell us anything about the location, date or people in this picture.
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach will air their USO/Armed Forces Entertainment concert at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden in Germany LIVE tonight on AFN-Europe! The band is taking a break from their current European tour to entertain Troops and their families; they also performed alongside rock n’ rollers Dear Superstar at Aviano Air Base in Italy earlier this week.
Tonight’s live broadcast be air on American Forces Network’s Freedom channel, and is scheduled to start some time after 8 p.m. CET, which will allow troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to watch the show, AFN officials said. Troops and Department of Defense civilians around the globe with AFN decoders should also be able to see the broadcast.
Check out our exclusive teaser below and let us know what you think of the show!
“Ugly Betty” star and USO tour veteran America Ferrera recently visited Lopez Tonight and discussed her recent engagement, her upcoming movie The Dry Land, and – this is our favorite part – her trip to Iraq. Enjoy the clip below PLUS catch America tomorrow morning on The View!
We wanted to let you know that there are others ways to get involved, too, and to share with you the official Boot Campaign video!
Like what you see? Here are more ways to “Gets Your Boots On:”
- Share your photos and stories on the Boot Campaign Facebook fan page and leave your comments on our blog
- Send @the_USO and @theBootGirls a Twitpic of you or your loved ones wearing boots
- Sign up for our newsletter “Your USO at Work,” and join the Boot Campaign mailing list for all of the latest info
And remember: $45 of every boot purchase goes to supporting the USO and the Lone Survivor Foundation, to continue the work of supporting our men and women in uniform.
You know him, you love him, and his band regaled Troops and families with their favorite songs over the 4th of July holiday. Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band traveled through Germany and Italy for a special pair of concerts earlier this month, entertaining thousands of military families along the way. Visit their website for the latest updates; they have public concerts coming up in Oshkosh, WI; Airway Heights, WA; and Staten Island, just to name a few.
And be sure to check out our photo essay from the stops in Germany – with USO’s very own CEO and President Sloan Gibson – and enjoy the videos below from Italy!