Christina Ambrose, a duty manager at USO Camp Buehring, Kuwait
Christina Ambrose has always been a strong supporter of American troops, even before she became a duty manager at USO Camp Buehring in Kuwait.
Her family volunteered at USO South Carolina and she fell in love with the organization once she started joining them. When asked if she was interested in a full-time position in Southwest Asia, she jumped at the opportunity. She’s been a USO employee for more than a year and loves coming into work every day.
“We have such an amazing staff and our volunteers truly are the heart of our center. They never cease to amaze me with their humor, creative ideas and their passion for our mission.”
The USO staff and volunteers organize lots of fun events and programs for troops at Camp Buehring, but one in particular sticks out for Ambrose.
“I had literally just arrived in Kuwait earlier in the week, and [the Halloween Zombie 5K Run] was the first event I took part in. So, I started off my USO career being chased by zombies.”
Thankfully, those zombies never got to her, and Ambrose is still fully committed to lifting the spirits of troops and their families.
“I love everything that the USO stands for, and to be a part of such an incredible organization and help fulfill our mission is such a rewarding feeling.”
Event emcee Dennis Haysbert and 2013 Spirit of the USO Award recipient David J. McIntyre talk about why they support the USO at the 2013 USO Gala:
The 2013 USO Service Member Honorees stopped by to chat with our cameras Friday night at the USO Gala in Washington. Check out what they had to say:
Here’s a look inside the P&G Beauty and Grooming Lounge this afternoon before the USO Gala at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. P&G sets up a salon for service member honorees and their families to have their hair and makeup done professionally and for the honorees themselves to get fresh shaves.
USO Senior Vice President of Operations Alan Reyes presents USO Pacific Regional Vice President Carly Harris a 25-year service coin Friday at USO Arlington in Virginia. Photo by Samantha Quigley
Carly Harris is an ever-present supporter of America’s troops. On Friday, she got a little recognition of her own.
Harris, USO Pacific regional vice president, was honored for her 25 years of service to the organization during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the USO offices in Arlington, Va.
Harris’ USO career includes stints as director of operations for USO Europe, a leading role in the development of the USO’s presence in Southwest Asia, and the director’s post at USO Wiesbaden/Mainz.