Spirits Soar Upon Arrival of Angelina Jolie at Ramstein Air Base

Angelina Jolie and company at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Angelina Jolie, (center, in black), and company at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. (Photo credit: Phil Jones, LRMC Public Affairs)

Megawatt moviestar Angelina Jolie took time out to visit Ramstein Air Base and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and talk with wounded warriors and stationed service men and women. Jolie also popped in on a departing Med Evac aircraft loaded with wounded soldiers that was set to depart for Andrews Air Force Base.

See how her visit affected some of those homebound troops in this video.

The Academy Award-winning Jolie is famous for her roles in films like “Girl, Interrupted,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Salt” and the Lara Croft films, but she is also known the world over as an active advocate of humanitarian efforts. Jolie was recently in Cannes, France, to promote her voice-over work in the upcoming sequel to the animated movie “Kung Fu Panda” and was also informed that her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” has secured distribution in the United States and will be in theaters this December. – Christian Pelusi, USO

Easter Across the Ocean

Earlier this week, the CASF USO staff hosted a breakfast for 25 wounded service members and the CASF Staff.  Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, muffins, juice – anything else you can think of – were made fresh right in the center.

There was also an egg hunt outside of the CASF where everyone had an opportunity to win great prizes like coffee mugs, chocolate bunnies, electric tooth brushes and goodie bags.  Looks like a fun and tasty way to celebrate the holiday!

Way to go! The egg hunt was a smashing success, with great prizes for all.

A breakfast with all the fixin's was almost as good as Mom makes...almost!

On March 27and 28 USO Rhein-Main area had a fun photo opportunity when the Easter Bunny hopped on over to the Hainerberg PX Food Court. Eighty-three soldiers and family members had their photos taken.  Thanks to all of the dedicated USO volunteers who made this possible!  These are some of our favorite photos…

Who wouldn't smile sitting next to this bunny? We love their spring-colored outfits - too cute!

Kids of all ages - including kids at heart - shared a smile with the Easter Bunny.