USO Celebrates 75 Years of Supporting the Troops
2016 marks the USO’s 75th anniversary. For three-quarters of a century, the USO has supported servicemen and women in many ways. From entertainment to keeping families connected, the USO endeavors to strengthen America’s military members however possible.
The most iconic figure to support the USO has to be the late Bob Hope. Through his countless tours and overall support, Bob Hope helped lift the spirits of our bravest while reminding folks back at home of the support these individuals need. Today, the USO is thankful to have celebrities and other generous volunteers donate their team whenever possible. Taking up Bob Hope’s lead over the years include entertainers and athletes from all walks of life including James Brown, Stephen Colbert and Larry Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals.
Today, the USO continues to support our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as 160 centers that touchdown on every continent outside of Antarctica. With thousands of staff and volunteers, the USO strives to match the diligent service these brave men and women provide every day.
Take a look at the USO’s efforts in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan:
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