Trace Adkins Performs Two USO Shows for Airmen in Japan with the Promise of More to Come in the Following Days

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Country music star Trace Adkins wraps up first leg of week-long USO holiday tour with a performance for troops and their families at Yokota Air Base (Nov. 27) and Misawa Air Base (Nov. 28). Coming up, Adkins will visit and perform more USO shows at Camp Hansen on Nov. 30, followed by Kadena Air Base on Dec. 1. This is the seventh USO tour for Adkins, who was among the first group of entertainers to travel to the Middle East with the USO in 2002.

Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins poses for a photo in front of a C-130 with airmen stationed at Yokota Air Base on November 27, 2012. USO Photo by Dave Gatley

A lot of people get attention for the wrong reasons, but the true measure of a hero is serving others," said Adkins. "Our servicemen and women stationed around the globe are the real people who fit that bill....

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Country music star Trace Adkins has embarked on this seventh USO tour to bring holiday tidings to troops and their families stationed in Japan as part of a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Earlier this week, Adkins performed two full band USO shows and toured multiple military duty posts.

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  •     Three days into his six-day USO tour to the Pacific, Adkins has lifted the spirits of more than 1,000 Airmen, soldiers, sailors and their families. Having just wrapped up spirit lifting USO visits to Yokota Air Base (Nov. 27) and Misawa Air Base (Nov. 28), he will visit Camp Hansen on Nov. 30 followed by Kadena Air Base on Dec. 1. This is the singer’s first USO visit to the Pacific.
  •     Among the first entertainers to travel to the Middle East with the USO in 2002, Adkins performed a special 9/11 USO concert at Ramstein Air Base in 2011. Since then, Adkins has lifted the spirits of more than 29,000 servicemen and women, and participated in seven USO tours. Among the countries he has visited with the USO are Bahrain, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, the U.S. and Germany.
  •     An avid supporter of our Armed Forces and the USO, Adkins performed with the West Point Cadet Glee Club at the 2009 USO Gala and is a recipient of the 2007 USO Merit Award for his ongoing patriotism. Coming up, Adkins will perform on NBC’s 15th Annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Special on Nov. 28 (8-9 p.m. EST) and on NBC’s first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

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Attributed to Trace Adkins:
“A lot of people get attention for the wrong reasons, but the true measure of a hero is serving others. Our servicemen and women stationed around the globe are the real people who fit that bill. They devote their lives to supporting our nation, protecting our freedoms and sacrificing their lives. And deserve all the recognition and thanks we can give them. Each and every USO tour I go out on is important and unique, and this one is no different.”

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The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

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