Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
Twitter Pitch: @The_USO treats military families in Spain to visit with Olympians @NatalieCoughlin and @tweeeeeeeetme!
Olympic swimming medalists Natalie Coughlin and Kim Vandenberg showcased their competitive spirit and extended their heartfelt gratitude to military families in Spain as part of a USO tour Oct. 5-9. In the region to show their support to America’s Armed Forces, today the pair wrapped up their first ever USO tour at Moron Air Base. The pair first teamed up in 2008 at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Attributed to Natalie Coughlin:
“I had a wonderful time on my USO trip to Spain visiting the troops and their families. Both of my grandfathers served in the military (Marines and Army), so I know the sacrifice that is made by the servicemen and women as well as their families. Hearing their stories and being able to say thank you was life changing.“
Attributed to Kim Vandenberg:
“All of the military families I’ve met on this trip have been so inspiring. From the children who just relocated to Mildenhall to the kids who have been stationed in the UK for more than a year, our nation’s military families go through a lot and they deserve our support, respect and, most importantly, our thanks. I’m honored to have been a part of this USO tour.”
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About the USO
The USO 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 families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. 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, Grand Canyon University, jcpenney, Jeep, 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, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. 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 uso.org.