DynCorp International team members working in support of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) in Afghanistan helped to coordinate a special event for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Working with the USO, DI’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) team helped facilitate a visit from several professional athletes and celebrities.
Nearly 800 troops were on hand for the event, led by Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Guest included NFL football stars such as: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning; Vincent Jackson, wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie. Former Boston Red Sox All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling; members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders; and “American Idol” alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young were also on hand for the memorable event.
DI’s MWR team worked hard to make the event a great success for the troops.
“The MWR Team provided the staging on the football field, the microphones, the sound systems and canopies for cover,” said Kathy Lewis, MWR supervisor at DynCorp International. “Team members were excited to pitch-in where ever they were needed for the event.”
The event, part of a tour organized by the USO, was deigned to express gratitude to deployed servicemen and women around the world for their service and sacrifices.
Since 1941, the USO has brought top-quality entertainment to millions of U.S. military service men and women stationed stateside and abroad. Thousands of entertainers have donated their time and talents to help the USO bring a touch of home to the men and women serving our country. A USO tour is the experience of a lifetime, as gratifying for performers as it is for the audience.
USO entertainers are essential to fulfilling the USO’s mission of boosting the morale of service members and their families. The USO’s long-standing tradition of sending entertainers around the globe will carry on as long as military men and women are stationed far from home.
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. The USO aims to provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. USO also provides critical support to those who need it most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.