Frequent Contributors

Vyqué (pronounced “VIH-kee”) White is the Director of New Media at the USO and graudated from James Madison University with a degree in Media Arts & Design. Having spent her entire career in online marketing and social media, she was thrilled to begin working at the USO in 2011, as many of her family and friend have served. When she’s not blogging or updating the USO’s Facebook & Twitter, she’s blogging and updating Facebook and Twitter about fashion, playing video games and playing with her papillon puppy, Kyoko.

Eric Brandner is the USO’s Director of Story Development. He joined the USO after seven years on the D.C. military news scene, leaving his post as Assistant Managing Editor for News at Stars and Stripes just as his first gray hairs were coming in. In his past reporting life, he (1) got lectured by Joe Paterno, (2) witnessed a lot of mediocre NBA games and (3) ate too much press box food (he loves a free cookie). When he’s not working, he enjoys watching soccer, going on vacation and hanging out with his wonderful wife and their two dogs (one of which is plotting against him right now).

Joseph Andrew Lee joined the USO in August 2010 as Staff Writer. Lee is an award-winning writer with more than 10 years experience, including two tours on active duty as a U.S. Marine Corps combat correspondent. His active duty awards include the Meritorious Unit Citation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the Overseas Service Medal with bronze star. A graduate of Excelsior College, University of the State of New York, he obtained a bachelor of science in photojournalism while on active duty and was awarded first place in the Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Merit Awards in 2005 for his editorial work.

Andrea Sok is a Communications Manager for the USO with a focus on USO Centers, Programs and Warrior and Family Care.  Her undergraduate and Masters degrees are all from Arizona State University- Go Sun Devils!  Although Andrea spent the past 10 years living in Phoenix, she still considers herself a Massachusetts native.  When not playing with her dog Kazee, or cooking for her husband, she enjoys watching bad reality television and testing out new workouts at the gym.  You can follower her on twitter at @nonprofitPRgrl.

Sarah Camille Hipp is a Communications Specialist for the USO who focuses on internal communications. Growing up with a father in the army, Sarah Camille was thrilled to start her professional career at the the USO in 2011. She earned a Communication Studies degree from Clemson University and enjoys visiting her alma mater to root for the Tigers! In her free time, Sarah Camille loves outdoor adventures, walking her Bichon, shopping, and going on road trips, especially ones that end at the beach. While she tries to be healthy, her biggest weakness is Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, and to be honest, anything sweet! You can follow her on twitter @SarahCamille22.

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