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2011-07-01 16:16:00

CINCINNATI, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) proudly extends its partnership with the USO during the July 4th holiday weekend to celebrate and thank the men and women of the armed forces and their families. Customers and associates at all locations of the Kroger family of stores are invited to show their appreciation for our military families by donating spare change in specially-marked coin boxes at check stands, or by rounding up their purchases at registers. All...

2011-06-30 14:49:00

RED BANK, N.J., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty pairs of bright eyes grew even brighter when they landed on new bicycles at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Red Bank, N.J. yesterday, courtesy of the USO and Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC). The bikes were donated to children of service families based at Fort Monmouth by the USO, and were sponsored and assembled by PBC employees. Each child that received a bicycle has a family member who is currently serving in the armed services - some...

2011-06-16 13:40:00

LYNCHBURG, Tenn., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As citizens prepare to celebrate our nation's independence on July 4th, the Jack Daniel Distillery is asking they take a few moments to support our troops by signing a message of support through the Toast to the Troops Card Campaign. By visiting www.JDToastTheTroops.com, supporters can sign a "toast" - a message of support for our servicemen and women. The distillery will collect the toast cards and include them in special care packages sent...

2011-05-26 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taste of Home, the #1 food and entertaining brand in the world, has partnered with the USO to provide a simple way for Americans to say thanks to our military and their families by donating 10 cents for each unique visitor to their new Flag Cake recipe on the magazine's website (www.tasteofhome.com/uso). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/NY09350) This patriotic promotion will kick off on Memorial Day and continue through the...

2011-05-22 00:02:18

An electronic cigarette company, South Beach Smoke, will be donating 5% of the proceeds from their Memorial Day offer to the United Service Organization (USO). Electronic cigarettes are hand-held electronic devices that contain reusable batteries and disposable cartridges. South Beach Smoke's e-cigarettes flash vaporize a liquid nicotine solution producing vapor instead of smoke. Each cartridge is equivalent to one-and-a-half packs of traditional cigarettes. Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 21,...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.