DynCorp International was a sponsor of the 31st USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) Annual Awards Dinner, held March 14, 2013, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.
Proceeds from the event directly benefit USO-Metro’s programs and services to active duty enlisted troops and their families, reunite service members with their families for the holidays, support recuperating warriors and their families as they learn to adjust to new challenges, and assist service members as they travel to and from the Washington D.C. area.
The USO-Metro Annual Awards Dinner is a patriotic, black tie affair attended by senior government and military leaders, members of Congress, as well as business and community leaders. The event is a celebration of the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces.
As part of the event’s program, several special awards are presented to honor support of U.S. troops, including:
- John Gioia Patriot Award – Presented to a USO volunteer or supporter who embodies John Gioia’s spirit of service to our troops. John Gioia was a former board member for USO-Metro and also served on the board of governors for USO, Inc.
- USO-Metro Merit Award – Presented to a person of outstanding creative talent who is dedicated to serving others through volunteerism.
- USO-Metro Service Award – Presented to a person with a record of selfless public service and dedication to country.
- Legacy of Hope Award – Presented to an organization for carrying on the tradition of Bob Hope by supporting our troops.
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.