Papa Roach, LIVE in Concert Today on AFN!

Jerry Horton, lead guitarist for Papa Roach, setting up his rig for tonight's concert - it's live on Freedom Channel starting at 8:00! (Photo from AFN-Europe's Facebook Page)

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!

America Ferrera Talks USO Tour and More to George Lopez!

 

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Stallard, right, a 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron pilot, shows actress America Ferrera around a B-1 Lancer aircraft as part of a USO-sponsored celebrity handshake tour June 10, 2010, at an undisclosed Southwest Asia location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michelle Larche/Released)

 

“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!

The Official Boot Campaign Video!

On Friday we were excited to let you know about the Boot Campaign, and how you can support American Soldiers by purchasing the limited-edition boots stamped with the official custom logo.

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:”

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.

 

Lt. Dan Band Says “Ciao” to Naples

Gary Sinise and his 12-member band, the Lt. Dan Band, celebrated Independence Day with over 4,000 military families at an exclusive USO concert, sponsored by TriWest Health Care Alliance, at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr in Germany, July 4, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Gertrud Zach/released)

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!