Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deploy to locations all over the world in order to ensure the safety and security of America. The USO Holiday Tours are specially tailored to bring them entertainment and morale while they can’t be with their loved ones. Keeping service members connected to family, home and country is essential to their health and welfare while they are deployed.
For more than 77 years, the USO has provided a vital connection between service members, their families and the American people as a Force Behind the Forces. This tour continues the USO’s legacy of partnering with the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to bring a piece of home to troops around the world during the holiday season.
USO CEO and President Dr. J.D. Crouch II
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford
DJ DJ J. Dayz
Three-Time CrossFit Champion Mat Fraser
Comedian Jessimae Peluso
Singer and television host Kellie Pickler
NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama
This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia
Olympian Shaun White
Committed to connecting service members to family, home and country, Dunford’s special guests bring a sense of cheer and express gratitude as they visit multiple military bases and host variety-style USO shows for virtually every branch of the armed forces. The upcoming USO tour will mark the 12th tour for Pickler, seventh for Valderrama, fifth for Dunford and third for Ventimiglia. This trip is the first USO tour for Peluso and White.
“So excited to be a force behind the forces and partner with the USO and Gen. Dunford to spend the holidays with our service members overseas,” said Wilmer Valderrama. “I feel privileged to go on now my 7th tour paying respect to our men and women. As an American, it has been one of the proudest moments of my career to be able to bring a little piece of home to the troops and to personally say thank you.”