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PHOTOS: 2013 USO Chairman's Holiday Tour

Monday, December 09, 2013

The 2013 USO Chairman's Holiday Tour is off and running. This annual seven-stop, four-country USO tour - led by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey - includes "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. And scroll to the bottom of the page for a special musical number from the USO Tour party. (See more images from the 2013 USO Chairman's Holiday Tour on our Flickr set.) 

 

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Gen. Dempsey becomes a brother of the beard as he and Willie Robertson stir up the crowd on Dec. 10. (Photo courtesy of D. Myles Cullen)

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Thomas Miles, aka "Nephew Tommy," of "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" talks to service members stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Dec. 9.

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Hundreds of troops at Bagram Air Base smile, laugh and cheer the USO Entertainment gang.

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From left, Bridget Kelly, Alison Haislip, Deanie Dempsey, Willie Robertson, Jep Robertson and Matt Light listen to a presentation about the history of the USS Stout in Souda Bay, Greece, on Saturday. The group is in the region as part of the seven-day, four-country 2013 USO Chairman’s Holiday Tour led by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

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Willie and Jep Robertson talk to service members stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Dec. 9.

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Navy Lt. j.g. Samuel Braddock, 31, of Memphis, Tenn., poses with actress Alison Haislip on Saturday during a USO Chairman’s Tour stop in Souda Bay, Greece. This is Haislip's first USO tour. 

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks with sailors aboard the USS Stout in Souda Bay, Greece, on Saturday. Dempsey is leading the seven-day, four-country USO Chairman's Holiday Tour. 

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Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles interviews Navy Hospital Corpsman 3 Shawn James, 23, of Harriman, N.Y., aboard the USS Stout in Souda Bay, Greece, as part of the 2013 USO Chairman’s Holiday Tour. This is Miles’ second USO tour. 

* Watch as Gen. Dempsey takes the stage with the Robertsons to sing a fresh, new classic holiday tune from the "Duck Dynasty" fellas called "Hairy Christmas." Also, the gang mingles with troops and Gen. Dempsey addresses the troops and talks about the importance of the tour for our servicemen and women. (Video is courtesy of Staff Sgt. Mike Lahrman/DVIDS)

 

* The Pentagon Channel files a report on Gen. Dempsey's visit to Camp Letherneck, Afghanistan, as part of the USO Tour, as well. (Begins at the 28-second mark of the video. Video courtesy of DVIDS.)

 

* See more images from the 2013 USO Chairman's Holiday Tour on our Flickr set. 

(Photos by Mike Clifton for the USO)  

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