Arlington, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Twitter Pitch: @Martin_Dempsey leads @the_USO holiday tour featuring @Nationals Adam LaRoche, @theycallmeBK, Matt Light, @nephewwtommy, @jepDuckman, @williebosshog & @alisonhaislip
General Martin Dempsey wraps up the first leg of his seven-day, four-country USO holiday tour featuring Washington Nationals infielder Adam LaRoche, Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Bridget Kelly, former New England Patriots offensive tackle and three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Light, actor/comedian Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles, stars of A&E’s hit reality show “Duck Dynasty” Jep and Willie Robertson, and former NBC “The Voice” correspondent Alison Haislip. Continuing a long-standing USO holiday tradition, General Dempsey and his group of familiar faces are actively entrenched in the tour’s second phase.
Attributed to Adam LaRoche:
“The tour has been incredible so far and I’m proud to be able to bring some holiday cheer to our service members. I’ve gotten so much more out of meeting these brave men and women than they could ever get from meeting me.”
Attributed to Bridget Kelly:
"As a native New Yorker, I have a profound respect for our servicemen and women. Their dedication and courage make me proud to be American. I'm honored and excited to be traveling with the Chairman and the USO on this holiday tour."
Attributed to Matt Light:
“This is the first chance I’ve ever had to go overseas to see firsthand what our service men and women face every day. Most Americans see what they go through on TV or hear from other people, but to actually go over there and see their day-to-day life is something that I’m really looking forward to. We’re going to go over and bring a little bit of back home to them by sharing some stories and laughs, and try to lift their spirits.”
Attributed to Thomas Miles:
"I love making people laugh but it is no laughing matter when it comes to our troops and what they do for us everyday – sacrificing time away from their loved ones, missing out on the holidays and working around the clock to protect us. Chairman Dempsey is an amazing man with a profound amount of responsibility and I had a blast making every moment count with troops on his USO holiday tour.”
Attributed to Willie Robertson:
"This has been a life-changing experience and I’m just excited to bring smiles to these troops who are so far from home. I’m trying to shake as many hands as I can and say thanks to all of those who sacrifice so much.”
Attributed to Jep Robertson:
"I love talking with the men and women over here. It’s just great to get to share our family stories with them and to see them laugh, hopefully giving them a chance to get their minds off being so far from their families."
Attributed to Alison Haislip:
“Going into this, I didn’t know what to expect really. The USO tried to prepare me but I had no idea I would feel so full of gratitude. ‘Every Moment Counts’ is more than just a clever motto and from the moment we touched down overseas we did just that – we made every moment we were with troops important – making them feel appreciated. This was by far one of the coolest trips I have ever taken.”
USO Tour Photos: http://bit.ly/IMjWBH
USO Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/yaebvo
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America¹s 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, 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.