VH1 Divas Salute the Troops Photo Mosaic

We need your help USO Fans! Salute the Troops by sharing your Facebook photo, for every picture VH1 will donate $1 to the USO’s Operation Enduring Care (helping wounded warriors, their families and caregivers) Make a difference for our troops today! Thanks for all your support! Happy Veterans Day!

Check out the link below to share your photo!
http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/divas/_2010/mosaic.jhtml

Have a fabulous Veterans Day!

GSN Live Supports the USO this Veterans Day!

Tune in to GSN Live as they support the USO this Veterans Day with a “Thanks From Everywhere!” GSN Live airs weekdays 3-6 EST.

“Thanks from Everywhere” is the USO’s newest effort to pass on the American public’s thanks and support to our men and women in uniform and their families.

Visitors to the newly redesigned USO.org can leave their personal messages of support on our interactive map, which will display these messages based on geography. Our goal is to fill the map between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving with thousands of notes of American’s appreciation.

Go to USO.org/thanks now to send your note.

Offer “Thanks From Everywhere”

As we approach Veterans Day, November 11, it is important to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans of the past, present and tomorrow—those men and women who, upon their return home, become living, breathing testaments to duty, honor and selfless service and sacrifice.

To offer your thanks and support, the USO has a new program for Americans to send thanks from across the United States to our troops and their families for their service and sacrifice. Visit the newly redesigned USO.org to send your personal messages of appreciation to those who so deserve it, and the USO will place a pin on the US map, displaying these messages based on geography . Our goal is to COLOR THE MAP between now and Thanksgiving with thousands of notes, as Americans send THANKS FROM EVERYWHERE. Go to USO.org/thanks now to send your note today.

“Operation Thriller” USO Tour Proves a Hit Among Service Men and Women Stationed in Middle East

The USO recently deployed five of today’s most critically acclaimed thriller writers on a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East.  The tour, known as Operation Thriller, kicked off with a special visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.  During their visit, the authors visited with wounded warriors and extended their heartfelt gratitude.  Among the authors traveling on tour are:

· Steve Berry (The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit and The Venetian Betrayal, among others)

·  David Morrell (First Blood, in which Rambo was created, and The Brotherhood of the Rose)

· Doug Preston (The Monster of Florence and Relic, which later became a number one box office hit)

· James Rollins (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the Sigma Force series including The Doomsday Key)

· Andy Harp (A Northern Thunder)

Whether writing about Special Forces soldiers (Rollins), Special Agents (Preston) or German troops (Berry), becoming honorary lifetime members of the Association of Intelligence Officers (Morrell) or serving in the U.S. Marine Corp (Harp), each author is an avid supporter of America’s armed forces and a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) — the nation’s first and only professional organization devoted solely to thriller authors.

Operation Thriller is scheduled to visit two countries and tour five military posts in just eight days. In addition to visiting military hospitals in and around the nation’s capital, the tour has visited Camp Arifjan in Kuwait and touched the lives of countless troops. During their time on the front lines, the authors will share insider writer techniques, pose for photos and shake hands with troops.  The group will also distribute advance copies of their upcoming novels and lead Q&A sessions.  This is the first USO tour for each participant and the first time the USO has ever sent a group of authors to the combat zone.