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USO

December 14, 2016 13:45 ET

USO Meets 75th Anniversary Goal and Gathers 1 Million Messages of Support for Service Members Across the Globe

CEO challenges all Americans to raise the bar to 1.4 million messages for each active duty man and woman in uniform before Dec. 31, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) -

WHAT:
USO Meets 1 Million Messages Goal, Raises the Bar to New 1.4 Million Message Challenge

WHEN:
Dec. 14 - Dec. 31, 2016

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WHERE:
Milestone announced and celebrated Dec. 13 at USO Metropolitan New York 75th Anniversary Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner

WHY:
As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the USO set an audacious goal to gather 1 million messages from America in support of service members everywhere. Americans answered the call in a big way, helping the USO reach its goal ahead of schedule. USO CEO and President Dr. J.D. Crouch II announced the accomplishment during the USO Metropolitan New York 75th Anniversary Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner Dec. 13 and challenged America to raise the bar to 1.4 million messages -- representing the nearly 1.4 million, active-duty service members serving today.

Americans can join the USO as a Force Behind the Forces by visiting USO.org/message to send a message, helping the USO continue its mission to connect our nation's service members to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. The messages gathered through the campaign are distributed to our global USO locations for digital display.

MULTI-MEDIA:
https://youtu.be/UQc3B7BUlBw

NOTE: For more information about the 1.4 million message challenge, please 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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