USO Fort Hood to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening

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Newly renovationed center will help better support Fort Hood troops and their families

WHAT:    
USO Fort Hood celebrates the grand re-opening of its newly renovated center.    

WHERE:
USO Fort Hood, Building 1871
50th Street
Fort Hood, TX, 76544

WHEN:    
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:45 a.m. – Ceremony Begins
10:53 a.m. – Remarks Begin
11:25 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:30 a.m. – USO Fort Hood Opens for Tours
11:45 a.m. – Reception
11:45 a.m. – Media Interviews

WHO:
Isabel Hubbard, USO Fort Hood Center Director
Dr. J.D. Crouch II, USO President and CEO
COL Elledge, Garrison Commander Fort Hood
Bill Mintor, Cove Meadows Management Corp.

WHY:    
In 2013 alone, USO Fort Hood saw more than 70,000 visitors, including troops and military families. The years of steady traffic at USO Fort Hood left the center in need of renovations. As part of the three and a half month long restoration, many improvements were made, including new paint and floors throughout the center. To create a more home-like environment, the main reception desk and museum pieces have been relocated throughout the center, a children’s play area has been added and all seating and electronics in the theater and gaming areas have been updated. During the renovation, USO Fort Hood continued to serve the military community with an auxiliary location where troops enjoyed lunch, gaming amenities, computers and more.

Upon walking into the new USO Fort Hood, visitors will find a brighter, more inviting and spacious space for troops and their families to enjoy. All the improvements made to USO Fort Hood were completed in order to create a USO location that can better support Fort Hood troops and their families, while showing them gratitude for their service and sacrifices. USO Fort Hood first opened at Fort Hood in 2001 and moved to its current location in 2006.

NOTE:      Interested media to RSVP by December 16 to Sarah Camille Hipp at schipp(at)uso(dot)org.

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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, troops in transition 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, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

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