DynCorp International has been named to the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) 2014 Circle of the Stars at the three-star level. This honor is awarded to USO-Metro’s top corporate partners whose sponsorship directly benefits support programs for the area’s service members and their families.
The award was presented during a special ceremony at the USO-Metro’s annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops, held October 24, 2014, at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va. DI also sponsored the event auction.
USO-Metro Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops
The annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops is a fundraiser that brings together USO-Metro supporters, members of the business community, local military heroes and local celebrities to showcase support for the U.S. Armed Forces. The focus, as with every USO-Metro event, is on support for the service members and their families, and the broad spectrum of programs USO-Metro provides.
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore is the largest center chartered by USO. Utilizing ten locations and a “deployable” Mobile USO, they provide signature USO services to the nearly 300,000 military members and their families living in the region and the 150,000 who travel through local airports.
USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and 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 thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals, six USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile USO. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, emergency housing and food assistance, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers.