Jaden Smith and Will Smith to Honor, Salute and Celebrate Military Families at “After Earth” USO Special Screening at Fort Hood May 31st

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Father and Son to Extend Their Gratitude to Military Fans, Share Behind-the-Scenes Stories and Introduce New Film.

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Twitter Pitch: @the_USO to host @AfterEarth special screening @FortHood featuring @officialjaden and Will Smith 5/31

WHAT:    “After Earth” USO Special Screening

WHO:    The stars of “After Earth,” Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid) and Will Smith (I Am Legend, Men in Black)

WHEN:    Friday, May 31, 2013
                3:30 p.m. Doors Open
            5:00 p.m. Event Begins

WHERE:    Fort Hood
        Abrams Physical Fitness Center

WHY:    Actors Jaden Smith and Will Smith to join the USO in honoring, saluting and celebrating our nation’s troops and their families with an “After Earth” USO special screening in conjunction with Fort Hood Family and MWR at Fort Hood’s Abrams Gymnasium at 5 p.m. on May 31. The father and son duo will kick things off by extending their gratitude, sharing behind-the-scenes stories about filming their action-adventure “After Earth,” and introducing the film to the attendees. This event is closed to the general public and open to all DoD ID card holders and their dependents.

In “After Earth,” a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home. Columbia Pictures presents an Overbrook Entertainment/Blinding Edge Pictures production directed by M. Night Shyamalan from a screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan and a story by Will Smith, and produced by Caleeb Pinkett, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, James Lassiter, and M. Night Shyamalan.

NOTE: The USO strives to deliver life-changing experiences for troops and their families around the world, like this “After Earth” USO special screening event at Fort Hood featuring Jaden Smith and Will Smith. Visit uso.org/honor-salute-celebrate between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July to learn ways you can help the USO honor, salute and celebrate the accomplishments and valor of our deployed troops, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers and families of the fallen.

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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.

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