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2010-12-03 18:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embassy of New Zealand announced today that it will host a one-of-its-kind charity benefit featuring world renowned tenor Anthony Kearns for the USO's "Operation Enduring Care," a $100 million initiative to support wounded warriors and their families on Sunday, December 5, at 5 p.m. The invitation-only groundbreaking holiday reception will also benefit ThanksUSA, a non-partisan charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all kinds to...

2010-11-30 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Navy, the exclusive retail apparel sponsor of The USO Presents "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops," is calling upon its customers to help make this holiday season brighter for service men and women around the globe. From Friday, December 3 through Thursday, December 9, Old Navy and its customers will aim to raise one million minutes for USO Operation Phone Home®, which provides the time to U.S. troops stationed around the world...

2010-11-30 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring a wide range of incredibly talented artists, "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops" is gearing up to be a memorable night full of all-star musical performances. This year, Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will come together to honor our nation's service men and women with a special concert event at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, CA. Also a part of the...

2010-11-30 06:00:00

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tostitos brand, in a joint effort with the USO, today announced plans to host the Tostitos "Connect to Home Bowl," a one-of-a-kind college football experience that will bring our troops stationed overseas a taste of home for the holidays. The unique bowl-game-inspired celebration, complete with all the game-day rituals and a chance for troops to play football with college football legends, builds on the tradition ignited last year when...

2010-11-11 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Veterans Day, American Airlines, the USO and The Sands Foundation, the charitable arm of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will once again honor our nation's veterans and active members with a weekend of relaxation, entertainment, sightseeing, and educational seminars. As part of the celebration, American Airlines unveiled this morning the Flagship Independence, the latest addition to its yellow-ribbon fleet, with a ceremony at JFK...

2010-11-11 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 11, 2010, Veteran's Day, Romero Britto and Buzz Aldrin will launch a new endeavor at POP International Galleries in Soho, New York at an invitation-only gallery opening. The National hero, astronaut, and visionary Buzz Aldrin, served as inspiration for Pop Artist Romero Britto to create a series of original art on canvas that reflects on the achievements of NASA, and the global future of space exploration. This group of artwork is...

2010-11-03 08:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time Emmy® award winning actress and comedian, New York Times bestselling author and Grammy® nominated performer, Kathy Griffin will host "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops" from the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, CA. Known for her candid wit, the USO tour veteran has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. Griffin is a...

2010-10-14 08:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- This year VH1 is giving the "Divas" franchise a military makeover by partnering with the USO to bring the iconic event to America's troops and their families. Drawing from the tone of the original USO shows and using Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego as home base, this year's "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops" show will be a unique and uplifting version of VH1's high profile signature event. Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson...

2010-10-06 11:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The USO today announced its newest Worldwide Strategic Partner, Procter & Gamble. The USO and P&G have joined forces to provide new exclusive programs and services for troops and their families. These initiatives will launch in the coming months with a focus on providing a meaningful connection and value to these individuals. As a Worldwide Strategic Partner, P&G will play a key role in the USO's ability to provide effective,...

2010-09-13 09:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Realtors® recently collected $50,000 for U.S. active duty soldiers, awarding the money to the USO (United Service Organizations), which will buy phone cards that troops will use to call loved ones from Afghanistan, Iraq, hospitals and other locations across the globe. "It's a magnificent gesture to show our military how much Realtors value their dedication and service," says Vernon Taylor, president of the Greater Tampa...