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2011-05-04 11:15:00

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first for the USO whose motto is "Until Every One Comes Home", the USO will world premiere "Far From Home", the newest video from the Doobie Brothers latest release, World Gone Crazy, tomorrow, May 5. Written by original Doobie Pat Simmons, "Far From Home" recounts the bittersweet moment when a son or daughter leaves home for the first time. The video features footage from Simmons family archive and real life footage of service men and women...

2011-04-11 10:25:00

LYNCHBURG, Tenn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eglin Air Force Base in northwest Florida will be the site of the next Jack Daniel's/USO "Toast to the Troops" event on April 15th as military spouses, USO volunteers and others will assemble thousands of Operation USO Care Packages for our troops serving overseas. Since 2005, the Jack Daniel Distillery has been collecting personal messages of support in the form of "toasts" to include in USO care packages, and has hosted 13 other...

2011-03-11 11:41:00

Recipient organizations will use funding to help returning veterans and wounded warriors obtain civilian careers WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization which is focused on helping veterans transition to civilian careers, awarded $500,000 in grants to five organizations working to train and place returning service members and wounded warriors into the workforce. The organizations that will receive funding include:...

2011-02-16 14:00:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and the USO are expanding their partnership with a new campaign to support men and women in the armed forces and their families. As part of the Daytona 500 celebration on Sunday, Feb. 20, Kroger will launch a year-long initiative to raise funds for members of our armed forces in partnership with the USO, the leading organization for morale-boosting programs and services for American troops and their families. The...

2011-01-10 21:36:00

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tostitos brand, in partnership with the USO, today revealed surprise reunions with loved ones for U.S. troops live on field during halftime of the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. The reunited troops played along side former college football all-stars in the recent Tostitos Connect to Home Bowl, which took place at Joint Base Balad in Iraq over the holidays. The one-of-a-kind college football bowl game experience was part of a series...

2011-01-01 06:00:00

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tostitos brand, along with the USO, today focused the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl national spotlight on celebrating U.S. military heroes. During the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game broadcast, they showcased highlights from the Tostitos "Connect to Home Bowl" - a unique college football experience created exclusively for U.S. service men and women stationed in Iraq. Held at Joint Base Balad on December 21, 2010, the event was created to bring a taste...

2010-12-28 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Right now, thousands of American troops are deployed overseas and separated from their loved ones, as the U.S. is experiencing the longest deployment of troops in history. For some families, this means that they haven't seen their soldiers in over a year. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have teamed up with the USO to help connect deployed members of the U.S. military with their families during the holiday season and tell...

2010-12-10 11:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines, which is the official airline of the USO, and USO of Illinois today opened a new 1000-square-foot cyber canteen for active military service members in O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 3. The new facility will seat approximately 120 military men and women while they are transiting through O'Hare. "Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, American and USO of Illinois have teamed up to provide a respite for military...

2010-12-09 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embassy of New Zealand launched the holiday season with a spectacular, one-of-a-kind charity benefit on Sun., Dec. 5, featuring world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, accompanied by superb pianist, Dr. Linda Monson of George Mason University. The ground-breaking, invitation-only event was in support of the USO's $100 million initiative for wounded warriors and their families, "Operation Enduring Care" -- and ThanksUSA benefiting military...

2010-12-04 02:12:00

MIRAMAR, Calif., Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj, Paramore and Grace Potter saluted America's armed service men and women in signature VH1 Divas style tonight with blow-out performances from military bases around the world. The USO Presents "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops" concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1 and internationally courtesy of the Armed Forces Network. The evening also featured a...