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‘We Love Our Troops’: The Band Perry Delivers a USO Shoutout Before Their Virginia Beach Show (Video)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—The Band Perry had already played for troops once under the USO logo, putting on a show at RAF Lakenheath in England back in March. Friday night, the trio rocked the stage for thousands – including troops and their families – at the USO Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival. Take a look.

-Video by Sandi Moynihan

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USO Centers Around the Globe Honored at Annual Awards Presentation

An inside view of the USO at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

An inside view of the USO at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–A host of USO centers took home honors this week – including top overall center USO Las Vegas McCarran International Airport – at Wednesday’s Second Annual Tell USO Awards. The awards are broken down by region and based solely on survey responses given by the troops and families who used the USO’s 160-plus locations around the world in 2013.

Here’s the list of winners:

Top Center: Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

United States

  • Top Domestic Airport Center, Small Division: Houston Hobby Airport
  • Top Domestic Airport Center, Medium Division: Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
  • Top Domestic Airport Center, Large Division: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • Top Domestic Installation Center, Small Division: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Top Domestic Installation Center, Medium Division: Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Top Domestic Installation Center, Large Division: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (NMPS)
  • Top Community Center: San Antonio Downtown

Europe

  • Top Europe Center, Small Division: Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
  • Top Europe Center, Large Division: NSA Capodichino Air Terminal, Naples, Italy

Pacific

  • Top Pacific Center, Small Division: Osan Air Base, South Korea
  • Top Pacific Center, Large Division: Guam

Southwest Asia

  • Top Southwest Asia Center, Small Division: Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan
  • Top Southwest Asia Center, Large Division: Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Other Awards

  • Most Improved Center: Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Most Improved Center: Boston Logan International Airport
  • Most Improved Center: Camp Marmal, Afghanistan
  • Up and Coming Center: NCBC Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Up and Coming Center: Dulles International Airport, Virginia
  • Up and Coming Center: Fayetteville Regional Airport, North Carolina
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Video: NASCAR Stars Turn Out to Sign USO Every Moment Counts Flag at the Coke 600

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–NASCAR drivers are the latest celebrities to sign The USO’s Every Moment Counts Flag. The USO is in Charlotte this weekend with Presidents Circle partner Coca-Cola for Sunday’s Coke 600. Press play to see what happened when drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Casey Mears, David Ragan, Josh Wise and others autographed the flag. And don’t forget to thank America’s troops and help the USO break a Guinness World Record by adding your name.

–Video by Joseph Andrew Lee