USO Chairman’s Holiday Tour finishes four-country visit across globe

Dec. 13, 2013

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs


WIESBADEN, Germany – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is escorted by the U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo; USAREUR Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams; and USAREUR Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, during a visit to USAREUR Headquarters on Clay Kaserne, Dec. 12. Dempsey’s visit to USAREUR concludes the seven-day, four-country USO Chairman's Holiday Tour. This is his first visit to Clay Kaserne since USAREUR HQ relocated here from Heidelberg. (Photo by Karl Weisel, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office)

WIESBADEN, Germany – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is escorted by the U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo; USAREUR Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams; and USAREUR Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, during a visit to USAREUR Headquarters on Clay Kaserne, Dec. 12. Dempsey’s visit to USAREUR concludes the seven-day, four-country USO Chairman's Holiday Tour. This is his first visit to Clay Kaserne since USAREUR HQ relocated here from Heidelberg. (Photo by Karl Weisel, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office)

WIESBADEN, Germany -- The USO ended its annual Chairman’s Holiday Tour at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, here, Dec. 12.

The tour lineup included the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, his Senior Enlisted Advisor, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, "Duck Dynasty" stars Willie Robertson and Jep Robertson, Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Bridget Kelly, former New England Patriots offensive tackle and three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Light, actor and comedian Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles and former correspondent for NBC's “The Voice” Alison Haislip.

The visit to USAREUR concluded their seven-day, four-country holiday program. The USO has worked with the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 2000 to bring celebrity sports figures and entertainers overseas to visit troops during the holiday season.

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