In December, USO President Sloan Gibson and SVP of Operations Alan Reyes visited the Middle East, including a NATO hospital and Southwest Asian USO Centers such as recently recognized USO Kandahar! Check out some of the great pictures here and read more about the Christmas Convoy at USO.org!
Periodically, we’re bringing you the best in USO photography from around the world. Enjoy this first installment of our photo essays!
Wherever you are this Independence Day, know that our USO Family wishes you a happy and healthy holiday! The USO lifts the spirits of troops and their families millions of times a year at thousands of places worldwide, and we want to extend a special THANK YOU to all of those serving and all who have served.
In celebration, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite summertime and patriotic photos from the past seven decades – we hope you enjoy!
And as you gather around the grill or pull out the lawn chairs for fireworks, take a moment to remember the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform…Until Every One Comes Home.
Whether you’re more comfortable in front of the lens or behind the camera, giving back to the military community is always a good look. Nigel Barker has done just that on his first USO Tour. We brought you pics earlier this week…now see the rest below!
During the tour, Barker spent time at Hickam Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and visited four military schools. He also flew a C17 simulator, toured the flight line and, most importantly, provided hundreds of troops and military kids with vital photography tips and words of encouragement.
Barker had this to say about touring: “I always look forward to getting involved with causes and charities I feel strongly about. Boosting troop morale, spending time with the military community and working with the USO are things I truly believe in and firmly support. I am excited for this opportunity and forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of America’s troops and their families.” So are we…
As you probably read last week on the blog, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are perhaps the most prolific of celebrity entertainment tour participants the USO has out there right now. Their tireless support of Troops and families has manifest itself in 70 tours, and they show no sign of putting away their pom-poms any time soon! Today’s anniversary photo features the cheerleaders in action during a Navy show in 1983. Check out that view!
In one of the first color photos in our Archives, a USO Volunteer is seen loading up a bus for a USO Tour in Rome, a tradition that continues to this very day! The USO supports our Troops and their families wherever they are, whether with programs and services, celebrity entertainment, or - tours of some of the world’s most famous historical sites. If you’re visiting Rome soon and will be visiting the USO, be sure to check out our current tour offerings.