Arlington, Va., Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The United Service Organizations (USO), America’s leading nonprofit supporting service members and their families, hosted its first USO tour of Australia in more than 30 years with country music star Lindsay El.
The tour, held Sept. 27, brought an evening of uplifting and fun music to the United States Marine Corps stationed on rotational deployment in Darwin, Australia. The event included a brief mission and core tour with Lindsay Ell, followed by a private concert for service members to close out the night.
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“It was an honor to be part of my first-ever USO Entertainment Tour and visit the United States military and the Australian Defense Force. They sacrifice so much every day,” Lindsay Ell said. “I will never forget. Music is this amazing thing that connects us all, and to be able to bring the military community together in Australia was so powerful.
In 2022, thousands of US and Australian service members participated in more than ten multinational exercises across Australia and the Indo-Pacific to complete a full range of training, which includes humanitarian assistance, security operations and complex live fire exercises.
Bringing entertainment to boost the morale of our troops around the world is at the heart of the USO’s commitment to go wherever the military goes. More than 75,000 service members participate in USO Entertainment Tours around the world each year, and more than 50,000 service members have attended virtual celebrity tours as part of the USO Military Virtual Programming Entertainment Series (USO MVP) over the past two years.
“The USO is grateful to Lindsay and all of our artists who donate their time and talents to our service members,” said Jennifer Wahlquist, Vice President, USO Global Entertainment. “Thanks to their generosity, we are able to continue to elevate our troops, whether at home or abroad, and help our service members stay positive, resilient and connected.” Follow the USO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates, and join the conversation using #BetheForce on social media.
About the USO The USO strengthens US military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. In hundreds of places around the world, we are united in our commitment to connecting our service members and their families through countless acts of kindness, comfort and support. The USO is a private non-profit organization and not a government agency. Our entertainment programs, services, and tours are made possible by the American people, the support of our business partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission and learn more about the USO, please visit USO.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Daniel Drummond United Service Organizations 202-243-8621 [email protected]
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