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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...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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