Military Families at Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall Are Sure to Flip-Out When 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Patterson Stops by for a USO Visit

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Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson to visit U.S. military families serving in Europe.

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WHAT:    USO visit featuring 2004 Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Carly Patterson

WHEN:    Monday, August 13, 2012

WHERE:    Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom

WHY:    In London to deliver color commentary for the 2012 Olympics, 2004 Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson will wrap-up her time in Europe with a USO visit to troops and military families at Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, August 13, 2012. As part of her first USO visit Patterson will participate in toddler gym classes, host tumbling and gymnastic clinics as well as inspire and encourage military youths to follow their dreams. She will also extend America’s thanks to military families for their service and sacrifice.

In 2004, Patterson became the first American female in 20 years to win the All-Around Olympic Gold medal in a non-boycotted Olympics. In addition to her athletic career, which includes her own line of apparel, Patterson has a passion for music and will be re-releasing her single “Here I am” on July 18, 2012. Originally released in 2009, “Here I am” was written about Patterson’s personal Olympic experience and as an inspiration to others to follow their dreams.


Attributed to Carly Patterson:
“I’ve been very fortunate in my life, being able to follow my dreams and winning an Olympic gold medal. It’s a great honor for me to share my story with military kids and to let them know that anything is possible. I’m grateful to the USO for making this trip possible and can’t wait to meet the families at Mildenhall.”

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About the USO
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.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit


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