There's more furniture and furnishings yet to come, but the USO at FOB Sharana is quickly becoming a favorite place to hang out!
As of 1800 on Thursday, USO Sharana is operational! For the last week volunteers have been pouring in to build walls and more in order to make sure doors were open by then. In addition, three 42” and two 21” TVs, as well as tables and chairs, were donated. To kickoff, USO staff and volunteers held a karaoke event. Here are a few pictures to show the center’s progression…
Welcome to USO Sharana!
The Segovia private telephone network will be installed soon. In the meantime, troops enjoy the gaming system and big screen television.
Opening day kicked off with some karaoke and Halloween decor.
In 2008 Trace Adkins returned to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops with a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment Tour. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
If you’re in the Fort Benning area, be sure to catch country music star Trace Adkins on Friday., November 5, for a FREE USO concert!
The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., and will help welcome home more than 4,500 soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division who just completed a year-long deployment in Iraq. It’s open open to all military ID holders and will take place at Wetherby Field.
A long time supporter of the U.S. military, Adkins has traveled on two USO tours since 2002 and performed for more than 7,800 troops stationed in Bahrain, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also makes regular visits to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center.
Check out his latest TV appearance on “Chelsea Lately,” below, and mark your calendars for 7:00 p.m. on November 5th…we’ll see you there!