“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” Actors to Set Out On Second USO Tour This Year and Visit Troops in the Middle East

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Actors Kamar de los Reyes and James Burns inspired to visit troops in the Middle East by previous USO tour to the United Kingdom and Germany.

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My USO tour to the UK and Germany was an amazing experience," said Reyes. "It was good to hear how much they liked the game, but what really stood out was hearing how much it boosted their morale...

Twitter Pitch: @CallofDuty actors @KamardelosReyes & James Burns gear up for @the_USO tour to the Middle East

WHAT:    USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour featuring “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” actors Kamar de los Reyes and James Burns

WHEN:    Spring 2013

WHERE:    Middle East
        Note. For security reasons, the specific countries and dates cannot be released in advance.

WHY:    “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” actors Kamar de los Reyes and James Burns weren’t surprised to learn how popular their game is with troops, after all it is one of the top-selling games on the market. What they were surprised to hear, on their recent USO tour to the United Kingdom and Germany, was how much our troops depended on their game to get them through tough deployments, especially when stationed in theater. Inspired by what they heard, the duo soon began planning their second USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour together and will soon be traveling to where our troops told them they would be needed the most, the Middle East.

De los Reyes and Burns will spend a week hearing first-hand from our troops about deployed living and how much it means to them to have access to the comforts of home when stationed in remote locations. In addition to signing autographs and posing for photos, de los Reyes and Burns will bring along copies of “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and host gaming sessions between troops as well as Q&A sessions.

This is the fourth USO tour for de los Reyes and the second for Burns. Last January, the pair, along with fellow “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” actor Rich McDonald, visited more than 1,000 troops and military families in the United Kingdom and Germany.

The USO strives to always be by the side of our troops and their families around the world, with events like this “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” USO tour to the Middle East. Visit uso.org and learn more ways the USO strives to always be by the side of those who need us most, our nation’s deployed troops, military families, wounded ill and injured troops and their caregivers as well as families of the fallen.

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Attributed to Kamar de los Reyes:
“My USO tour to the UK and Germany was an amazing experience because we had the opportunity to meet some of the brave men and women who serve this country and their families. It was good to hear how much they liked the game, but what really stood out was hearing how much it boosted their morale while they were deployed downrange. It’s the reason we wanted to go back out so quickly and visit our troops in the Middle East.”

Attributed to James Burns:
“Our troops deserve to hear everyday how much they are appreciated, and what their sacrifices mean to all of us back home. I’m glad to able to show them how much America appreciates their hard work by partnering with the USO. I’m really looking forward to my second USO tour and getting to meet even more of the dedicated men and women of our armed forces.”

For more information about the USO, visit uso.org.

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.

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