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  • "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory"

    03/25/2017 8:07:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Anita Bryant
  • What’s this NBA legend doing in retirement? Hanging from a chopper over Afghanistan

    12/24/2016 7:37:43 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 12/24/2016 | Staff
    Basketball legend Ray Allen took to the road for the holidays. But this wasn’t your ordinary family Christmas visit. Allen, who played with the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, joined the USO Holiday Tour to visit military personnel overseas, with stops including Afghanistan and Qatar. But Allen didn’t just speak and mingle with the troops at military bases last week. He also experienced a few adventures of his own, like hanging from an airborne CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Afghanistan. *********snip******** He grew up around military bases as the son of an Air Force mechanic. The holiday tour showed appreciation to...
  • While Obama gives Hillary-donating celebs medals, actor Gary Sinise spends Thanksgiving in Afgh[tr]

    11/26/2016 2:17:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 26, 2016 | Tom Tillison
    You would be hard-pressed to find an American who does more for the troops than actor Gary Sinise, the tireless advocate who, through the Gary Sinise Foundation, spends much of his time looking out for their interests. Sinise spent his Thanksgiving at Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan, serving Thanksgiving dinner to U.S. forces. …you know, something presidents used to do in America, as one social media user noted. Not that President Barack Obama can be faulted, he had his plate full this week handing out Medal of Freedom awards to top-tier celebrity supporters like Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro,...
  • Gary Sinise: Join me in honoring America's greatest heroes(might as well add this)

    05/29/2016 6:15:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 5/27/2016 | Greg Corombos
    The nation will pause over the coming days to honor all Americans who have given their lives to defend the United States, and this year the National Memorial Day Concert will continue its legacy of saluting all who have worn the uniform with a special tribute to a man who still serves decades after losing a leg in Vietnam. The National Memorial Day Concert takes place Sunday, May 29 at 8 p.m. on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It airs on PBS. Actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna will co-host the event, which will include acts such as the...
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Donates $152,000 to the USO

    06/11/2015 4:49:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    The numbers tell the story as bidding and buying come to a close for the second annual The Four-Star Salute™, an online charity auction, in-store promotion and online sweepstakes sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® to support military families. A total of 935 bids were received on 87 auction items during the 15-day online auction. $60,000 was raised to be donated to the USO, a nonprofit dedicated to lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families.
  • The History Of The Knights of Columbus In World War I

    05/24/2015 6:11:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces THE HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IN WORLD WAR I   Welcoming Sign at Knights of Columbus Hut Father Duval, DSC KOC & 104th Inf. "Everyone Welcome, Everything Free" was the motto of the Knights of Columbus clubhouses which sprung up in Doughboy training camps, in major U.S. cities and wherever a Doughboy could be found. Manned by K of C secretaries who were affectionately known as "Caseys" the clubhouses provided recreation and a few of the amenities of home to any serviceman regardless of race or religion. And to Catholic...
  • Hollywood, star Gary Sinise now entertains only for veterans

    05/21/2015 9:54:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Althoff
    Uses his stardom to ‘do a little more’ Gary Sinise began providing free performances and dinners for Vietnam veterans — what he called “vets nights” — in the late 1970s, long before he was a household name thanks to his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the man who loses his legs in the jungles of Vietnam. Even before he portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor, the Vietnam commander saved by Forrest Gump from certain death in the 1994 best picture winner, the Chicago native and co-founder of the iconic Steppenwolf Theater knew he had to do something to give back to America’s heroes. “I...
  • Stevie Nicks finds a higher calling helping wounded warriors

    03/31/2015 11:47:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    WJLA ^ | 3-25-2015 | Alex Parker
    ARLINGTON, Va. (NewsChannel 8) – One of the most successful and recognizable singers in music history has found a higher calling. Rock icon Stevie Nicks has devoted countless hours visiting and helping wounded warriors and their families heal—both physically and emotionally. “I am more proud of this than Fleetwood Mac or any of the other things I’ve done,” she said. Nicks, the Grammy-award winning singer and star of Fleetwood Mac, was in the Washington area Tuesday, receiving an award for her profound and passionate work with the USO.
  • The Military Absolutely Loved Robin Williams

    08/12/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 12 Aug 14 | Mark Thompson
    <p>Robin Williams was beloved by the U.S. military, perhaps even more so than by the American public. He carried Bob Hope’s mantle as a funny man far from home, often in inhospitable places. Throughout his career, Williams made six USO tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, and 11 other countries and performed for 90,000 troops by the time of his final tour in 2010.</p>
  • TSA Loose Change Act (H.R. 1095; 113th Congress)

    05/16/2014 10:55:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | May 15 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    H.R.1095 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of rest and recuperation at airports for members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes.
  • USO not sweet on NECCO

    07/26/2013 8:50:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 26, 2013 | Donna Goodison
    A Revere candy maker’s 2009 “salute to the troops” partnership with the USO has turned sour.The nonprofit United Service Organizations Inc., which supports American troops and their families, is suing New England Confectionery Co. for alleged trademark infringement and false advertising.NECCO continued to market its “Red, White & You Sweethearts” candies featuring sentiments such as “Proud of U,” “USO” and “Home Safe” long after its sponsorship deal with the USO ended — and without compensating the USO, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boston.The USO yesterday declined comment on the ongoing litigation and 
NECCO did...
  • Obama pick: "Let the Jews Pay for it"

    01/06/2013 7:22:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/5/13 | Pamela Geller
    Back in early December, I posted on Obama's soon-to-be-announced Jew-hater pick for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. Much handwringing and chatter followed from Obama's Jews, as if they have anything to say. lml Did they really think Obama would change his mind? He knew what he was doing. There was no way Obama was going to withdraw this Jew-hater. Obama has been crapping on the Jews since he took power, and instead of throwing his pro-jihad ass out in 2012, they line up for more abuse with a knife and fork: "Please, sir, may we have some more?" Obama expected...
  • Contentions Hagel: “Let the Jews Pay for it”

    01/06/2013 7:26:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 1/4/13 | Alana Goodman
    Adam Kredo reports that Chuck Hagel’s anti-Israel animosity was obvious well before his career in Congress. While heading up the USO, he clashed with Jewish leaders over a USO port in Haifa: Hagel, who served as president and CEO of the World USO from 1987 to 1990, expressed intense opposition to the USO Haifa Center during a tumultuous 1989 meeting with Jewish leaders, according to multiple sources involved in the fight to keep the post open. “He said to me, ‘Let the Jews pay for it’,” said Marsha Halteman, director for military and law enforcement programs at the Jewish Institute...
  • Maxim salutes the U.S. military with special issue featuring Kellie Pickler, sexy Marine

    08/01/2012 7:39:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/31/12 | Diana Falzone
    NEW YORK – Maxim Magazine’s second "Salute to the Military" special edition features a country music cutie, a seriously hot Marine, and several of the magazine's iconic Hometown Hotties from across this great land of ours. "American Idol" veteran and avid military supporter Kelli Pickler graces the cover, and the magazine's head honcho said choosing the singer was a no brainer. “She is not only beautiful, but she is a USO veteran. She’s been on five tours overseas in the past couple of years," Maxim editor-in-chief Dan Bova told "She comes from a military family and she has a...
  • Charlie Sheen to Donate Record $1M to USO (Yes, it's Charlie Sheen)

    07/16/2012 7:08:23 PM PDT · by max americana · 20 replies
    msn ^ | July 16, 2012 | Tim Kenneally
    The "Anger Management" star announced Monday that he will donate $1 million to the United Service Organizations (USO), which will go toward an entertainment facility for injured troops in Bethesda, Md. The donation will mark the largest single contribution from an individual in the organization's history. "It's an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us,” Sheen said of the donation. “They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I'm just happy that my work on 'Anger Management'...
  • Gary Sinise: An American Hero

    02/26/2012 12:53:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2012 | Matthew S. Harrison
    I'd like to tell you about an American hero I know: Gary Sinise. Gary, as you know (unless you live under a rock), played Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump and currently stars in CSI New York. He boasts too many other award-winning roles on stage and screen to list. What you probably don't know is how much time, energy, and money Gary spends to serve our troops, both active-duty and veterans, and their families. I first saw Gary perform in the basement of a Catholic church in Highland Park, IL about a million years ago. The lighting was rotten and...
  • Bob Hope Christmases with the Troops

    12/19/2011 7:49:14 AM PST · by bigbob · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11-1-09 | answerstolucky via Youtube
    Bob Hope was without a doubt one of the greatest entertainers of all time. A wonderful look at some special moments Bob spent with the troops during his many Christmas performances. Video at the link.
  • Where can I find pics/videos of the "Miss USA" USO tour of 1986?

    11/04/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies · 1+ views
    In 1986, the winning contestant of the Miss USA contest (Christy Fichtner) and the 8 Miss USA runner ups went on a USO tour. As I understand it, this tour took them to the Mediterranean. I also understand that they entertained on board the USS Coronado, the USS Enterprise, and the USS Truxtun (among many other places). I'm looking for pics and videos of this specific tour, but I've found only a few when there should be HUNDREDS of photos as well as many hours of video. For example, this one keeps on popping up as one of the only...
  • Vanity Thread: Opportunity to help military

    10/06/2011 9:09:58 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 3 replies
    e-mail ^ | 10/6/2011 | Unknown
    Dell giving 250 pcs to military men and women between now and Veterans' Day, also contributing $50K each to USO and Mission Serve

    04/14/2011 12:21:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 120 replies
    WWN ^ | Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 | Erik Van Datiken
    ZURICH – A team of scientific experts has concluded a barrage of laser shots sent the 800-foot-long luxury liner to a watery grave with a loss of more than 1,500 lives. Until Hostettler’s shocking report, it was believed the 46,328-ton Titanic sank shortly before midnight after plowing into a giant iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Hostettler headed an international 10-member team of scientists who concluded that an alien spaceship capable of operating underwater was responsible for the Titanic disaster as well as the sinking of two other ships and an attack...