Breaking the Roles: Jeffrey Ross

Jeffrey Ross entertains the troops at an USO show on Bagram Air Field, August 19, 2005. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Joshua Balog)

“Through Independence Day, HuffPost Impact is running a series of stories called “Breaking the Roles,” highlighting the servicemen and women of our armed forces who don’t typically see the media spotlight, and the remarkable work of the USO, who are tireless in their efforts to support all who defend our country.”

We’re thrilled to announce this six-part series,  running online at the Huffington Post‘s in partnership with Causecast, that tells untold stories of those who support our men and women in uniform!  Check back each day to see the latest interview.

Today kicks off with a hilarious interview of Jeffrey Ross, by Jonathan Daniel Harris.  Ross is a longtime supporter of the USO and the military.  His directorial debut, “Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie” captured his own life changing experience traveling on a USO tour and entertaining American soldiers stationed around Iraq during the early days of the war.  It screened at many top festivals and even won Best Picture at the Montreal Comedy Festival.  Click here to read our latest blog post on Jeffrey Ross and be sure to follow him on Twitter.

You can also follow HuffPoImpact on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.  And let us know what you think of the series!

Huffington Post and Causecast Team Up to Support the USO!

Participants prepare Care Packages on Capitol Hill.

Causecast in conjunction with their partner Huffington Post, has created “The Goods,” (aka The Last Minute Gifts that Give Back Store) a virtual pop up store that will be displayed on Huffington Post starting today and running through the new year.  There shoppers will find a wide array of last-minute gift options that encouraging meaningful purchases, including the USO Care Package and Phone Card programs!  Gifts can be purchased in the name of a loved one or for one’s self, and acknowledgement gift cards will be sent to both purchasers and honorees.

We are thrilled to be a part of “The Goods” and hope you’ll take a minute to learn more about this amazing gift-giving opportunity from Arianna Huffington herself.

To learn about other USO Programs and Services, please visit our website today!