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December 15, 2016 08:00 ET

FedEx Delivers USO Holidays for Heroes Program & Shows America How to Be a Force Behind the Forces with Care Packages and Messages to Deployed Troops

FedEx Joins the USO to give care packs and help gather 1.4 million messages of support to troops by December 31, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) -

WHAT:

FedEx & USO Holidays for Heroes Program

WHEN:

Dec. 15 - 24, 2016

*Footage available by request

WHERE:

Ten USO locations in Southwest Asia

WHY:

As part of the USO Holidays for Heroes program, three-hundred FedEx volunteers (one-third veterans) stuffed 6,000 care packages and 75 holiday care packages in October for service members serving in remote locations this holiday season. The purpose of USO Holidays for Heroes is to keep service members connected to home, no matter how far away they may be. The care packages were stuffed at the FedEx headquarters in Memphis, TN and will be shipped and delivered by the USO to 10 locations in Southwest Asia from approximately Dec 15 through Christmas Eve. The holiday care packages include some of the seasonal comforts of home including holiday movies, cocoa and decorations like reindeer antlers.

Additionally, FedEx is joining the USO as a Force Behind the Forces and helping the USO reach 1.4 million messages for the nearly 1.4 million service members serving globally. Earlier this year, the USO launched Force Behind the Forces, a brand awareness campaign encouraging Americans to stand in support of service members and military families. Supporters like FedEx are asked to join the USO, by visiting USO.org/FORCE to learn how they, too, can become a Force Behind the Forces.

Since 2005, FedEx has worked with the USO by providing charitable shipping to the members of the military and their families. FedEx understands the importance of giving back to the men and women who proudly serve our country.

MULTI-MEDIA:

https://vimeo.com/195675002 password: 1999 (B-roll package)

https://youtu.be/hXRUMFYoRI4 (FedEx/USO Holiday Packing video)

NOTE:

For more information about the USO/Fed Ex Holiday for Heroes contact usopr@uso.org.

About the USO

The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours 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: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL, Southern New Hampshire University and Four-Star Partners: Advisors Excel, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Starbucks, TKS, USAA and the Wawa Foundation. 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.

Join the USO and FedEx in sending 1 MILLION messages of support.

FedEx celebrates the USO's 75 years of commitment to strengthening America's military service members by keeping them CONNECTED to FAMILY, HOME and COUNTRY, throughout their service to the nation.

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