DynCorp International is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Firecracker 5K for the Troops, presented by the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro). The race will take place July 4, 2013, at Reston Towne Center in Reston, Va. and will be part of a family-oriented Independence Day celebration.
Participants will be greeted by a Color Guard at the start line, military personnel will sing the national anthem, and USO-Metro military appreciation tents will be set up in the surrounding area along with a blow-up obstacle course for kids, face painting and more. Runners will also enjoy a post-race buffet, live music and massages.
Proceeds from the Firecracker 5K will directly benefit local troops and their families, helping fund USO-Metro’s most critical programs and services provided to the troops and their families.
USO-Metro fundraising events directly involve the community in the important work they do to support the troops. The USO’s role is to lift the spirits of servicemen and women and do the little things to let them know the American people are behind them. Through fundraising efforts such as the Firecracker 5K, USO-Metro is able to put together meaningful events that benefit troops in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. metropolitan areas.
USO-Metro is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of over 5,500 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at four USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.