2013 USO Gala Honors Heroes, Volunteers
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Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, paid tribute to the USO for its seven decades of support for America’s fighting force and its families.

Speaking at the USO’s annual gala, Gen. Dempsey lauded the organization for its unrelenting commitment to helping those in uniform.

“For more than 72 years … the USO has given us a lot to be thankful for, a lot to be hopeful for, has allowed us to recharge our batteries and refresh our commitment to the great country we serve,” he said.

“And whether we’re in a quiet lounge someplace in an airport, or reconnecting with families at a welcome home ceremony, I’d like to, on behalf of the 2.4 million men and women in uniform and their families I represent, thank you,” Dempsey said.

Read more at http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121009.

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