The nation’s second highest ranking military officer, Air Force General Paul J. Selva, will soon head out on his first USO tour as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and celebrate the USO’s 75th anniversary. On a mission to visit as many military personnel and installations around the world as possible, Selva will lead an eight-day, seven-country USO tour featuring a a variety of stars from music, pageantry, football and martial arts.
Among those to accompany General Selva are country music star and Army vet Craig Morgan, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman and UFC stars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Anthony Pettis. This trip will mark the seventh USO tour for Morgan, second for Tillman and first USO experience for the remainder of the group.
“For me personally, it’s always a huge honor to go out on a USO tour. It’s a lot like going home, said Craig. Although I am no longer in the military – the military will always be a big part of who I am. I am incredibly grateful to General Selva for the invitation to join him as he journeys around the world to visit our troops and celebrate a major milestone – the USO’s 75th anniversary. It’s going to be a special, special trip.”
February 4, 2016, marked the USO’s 75th anniversary and the official kick off of a yearlong celebration around the world. As mirrored by Selva’s tour abroad, the USO is on a mission of connection and is committed to strengthening America’s service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. Visit uso.org/connects to learn more and join Selva and his special guests as they help us reach the goal of delivering more than 1 million messages of support to service members and their families worldwide.