2014 USO Gala

2014 USO Gala

Date  Friday, October 17, 2014
Location  Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Host Commitee Co-Chairs  Barbara Levin, Deanie Dempsey, Mary Jo Myers, Kristin Crouch
Steering Committee Chair  Judi Kletz, Procter & Gamble 
Mistress of Ceremonies  Aisha Tyler
Special Guest  Kellie Pickler
Tickets  For individual ticket purchases, please contact Dinisha Robinson at (703) 908-6447 or DiRobinson@uso.org
Accommodations  The USO has a limited room block at the Washington Hilton for a rate of $219 per night. Please call 1-800-445-8667 to make your reservation and reference the "USO" room block to receive the group rate.
Schedule of Events 

6:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m. - Dinner & Evening Program

10:30 p.m. - After Party


An estimated 1,000 guests will gather to pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform. Guests will include Washington dignitaries, Members of Congress, military leadership, members of the USO Board of Governors, USO corporate sponsors and the media.

2014 Service Members of the Year

Soldier of the Year
Sergeant Andrew J. Mahoney
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
Fort Carson, CO

Marine of the Year
Sergeant Matthew E. Belleci
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365
Marine Corps Air Station New River
Jacksonville, NC

Sailor of the Year
Petty Officer 1st Class Troy A. Cromer
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA

Airman of the Year
Senior Airman John C. Hamilton
23d Special Tactics Squadron
720th Special Tactics Group
24th Special Operations Wing
Hurlburt Field, FL

Coast Guardsman of the Year
Petty Officer 3rd Class Brett R. Bates
Coast Guard Air Station Houston
Houston, TX

National Guardsman of the Year
Sergeant Andrew J. Mehltretter
1163rd Area Support Medical Company
Kentucky Army National Guard
Shelbyville, KY

2014 USO Volunteer of the Year, U.S.

LeAnn Thornton
USO Bay Area
San Francisco, California

2014 USO Volunteer of the Year, Overseas

Sergeant Geraldin “Thibaut” Lenkoue – U.S. Army
USO Warrior Center
Landstuhl, Germany



Northrop Grumman 

Vice Chairman

Military.com and Monster  P&G 

Four Star

Chevron  Express Scripts  Huntington Ingalls Industries 
NewDay USA  United Healthcare Military and Veterans 

Three Star



The Coca-Cola Company

DynCorp International


Johnson & Johnson

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Worth Linen Associates

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