It’s Never Been Easier to Show Your Support

United Through Reading is just one of many programs that are supported by Americans like you!

We know how much it means to show your support for our Troops and their families.  And we’re happy to announce more ways for you to get involved from anywhere!

We invite you to visit USO.org today to leave a message of support for our recovering Wounded Warriors.

We also invite you to visit Serve.gov‘s “Stories of Service” Blog, where you can read about United Through Reading’s Military Program, a perennial favorite that takes place at USO centers worldwide, every day.  It’s just one of many resources available on that website.

Dr. Jill Biden has just released a PSA in support of that initiative and more, and we hope you’ll share that, too.  Your words, donations, and actions mean so much to our brave men and women in uniform, and all we can say is…Thank You!

Dr. Jill Biden on this Week’s “Army Wives”

(l-r) Catherine Bell, Dr. Jill Biden, Kim Delaney, and Sally Pressman gather on the set of Army Wives during the taping of this week's episode. (Photo courtesy of Lifetime)

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of United States Vice President Joe Biden, will make a special guest appearance on Lifetime’s original series Army Wives this Sunday, August 8, 2010, at 10:00pm ET/PT.

As part of Dr. Biden’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families, she will appear as herself in the episode entitled “Mud, Sweat, and Tears.”  Dr. Biden visits Fort Marshall to kick off the post’s annual “Fun Run,” a road race and obstacle course for the local community and post families, in support of a summer camp for children of military families.  While on post, Dr. Biden also visits with military spouses to discuss some of the challenges their families face on a daily basis while their loved ones are deployed.  Many real Army wives will be featured in the episode.

Dr. Biden, who along with First Lady Michelle Obama is helping to forge an enduring national commitment to support military families, also filmed a public service announcement (PSA) encouraging all Americans to take part that will air during the episode of Army Wives and be made available on myLifetime.com.

Watch a preview of the episode below!

4/12/11 UPDATE: Be sure to check out the Joining Forces initiative by the White House in support of military and their families!

Heroes with Drive Contest

Our good friends over at Lifetime have recently partnered with AutoTrader for the “Heroes With Drive” contest – and YOU could win!

What makes your military hero extra-special in addition to serving their country?  Upload a photo and in 500-characters or less, tell Lifetime how your hero inspirse you and what car they should drive.  Your hero could win $25,000 towards the purchase of a new car on AutoTrader.com and you could win $500 too!

Good luck to everyone who enters and don’t forget to watch Army Wives on Sundays at 10pm ET.  And check out a special “Army Wives” Home Movie where Joan talks about being in the Army and Motherhood…

Catch this Sunday’s “Army Wives” Episodes Featuring a USO Concert!

Country music superstar Wynonna Judd has supported the USO for years, including this concert for Troops and their families in 2004. (Photo property of USO Archives)

Happy Armed Forces Day!

It’s a great weekend to celebrate the military and do we have a special treat for you.  Tomorrow night the series “Army Wives” features… a USO concert! From the Army Wives Episode Guide: “Ft. Marshall is buzzing with anticipation of the upcoming USO concert featuring Wynona Judd and Five for Fighting. Pamela throws herself into helping Claudia Joy organize the concert in order to avoid thinking about Chase’s upcoming return. Meanwhile, in Iraq, Joan struggles to keep morale up amongst her troops. The tribe comes together to support and encourage fellow Army Wife Marisol (guest-star Gina Rodriquez) to be honest about her husband’s abusive actions.”

Awesome!  We can’t wait for tomorrow night.  Be sure to tune in on Lifetime at 10 pm et/pt.  Check out a sneak preview below…

Don’t Miss the Army Wives Season 4 Premiere on April 11th!

Army WivesGet ready for a season four of Army Wives!  Your favorite cast of military spouses and servicemembers returns on April 11, 2010 at 10PM EST with all new episodes on Lifetime.

To celebrate the start of this new season, we have a great offer for you!  Beginning today, visit BlueMountain.com to create and share an Army Wives eCard (just scroll down until you see the USO logo).  And the best part? Every time you send a FREE sponsored eCard, Lifetime’s Army Wives will donate .50 cents to the USO, up to $10,000.

We’re excited about this opportunity and hope you’ll share these eCards with families and friends.  In the meantime, catch a preview of Season 4 and be sure to tune in two weeks from tonight!