More Adventures with the Sons of Anarchy

Actors Dayton Callie, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior and Theo Rossi from the FX hit series Sons of Anarchy pose with staff at USO Camp Al Al Salem as part of their first USO entertainment tour. (USO Photo by Duane DeVorak)

Actors Theo Rossi, Mark Boone Junior and Kim Coates sign autographs for service members as part of their first USO sponsored tour. (USO Photo by Duane DeVorak)

Sons of Anarchy cast members show off the USO coins they just received from the staff of USO Camp Ali Al Salem as a thank you for coming out to Kuwait. This was the first sponsored USO tour for Sons of Anarchy. (USO Photo by Duane DeVorak)

Mark Boone Junior of FX’s Sons of Anarchy signs the poker table of a group of soldiers who traveled from Camp Buerhing to Camp Ali Al Salem for a chance to see some of the cast members from the hit series. (USO Photo by Duane DeVorak)

Sons of Anarchy cast members show off a Harley Davidson banner with Troops, staff, and volunteers at Camp Ali Al Salem. (USO Photo by Duane DeVorak)

Renovation at Ali Al Salem

Staff and volunteers at the USO Center Ali Al Salem in Kuwait decided the place could use a little renovating.  Center Manager Valerie A. Burnham explained a bit of the overhaul:

“The first 2 photos are ‘before’…The last photos are ‘after’…

We painted the walls a warm butter yellow with gray/green inlay to give our USO a more ‘homey’ feel.  We also divided the big living room into two sections, U-shaping the couches to provide a modern appearance.  We also fixed the couches and cleaned them.  We hung two TV’s on each side of the room, one over the fire place.

We painted the movie room dark green, dark purple, and maroon, added new berber carpet (donated, and volunteers removed old and installed new) that we can remove once a month and actually clean! We hung black curtains to block out light, and to give it a movie room feel.  I spent hours with the cleaning crew to clean the tile (looks brand new).

We also repainted the UTR room w/ original art work by Petty Officer Albert Lopez, one of our top volunteers.

THE COST = Less than $500.00 . .  we did all the work ourselves along with volunteers.”

Wow!  All we can say is WOW.  The renovations look amazing and we’re so proud of our staff, volunteers, and everyone else who made this happen.  Great work!