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2011 USO Gala

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Photo Set #1: Red Carpet

In the USO Gala's first red-carpet entry, distinguished guests, honorees and celebrities took time for some photographs and introductions before entering the event.

USO President Sloan Gibson with wife and Host Committee Co-Chair Margaret Gibson 

USO President Sloan Gibson with wife and Host Committee Co-Chair Margaret Gibson 

Sloan said prior to the gala: "Tonight we are celebrating more than 70 years of service to U.S. troops and military families. We are here because of you. You make it possible for us to continue to lift the spirits of troops and families serving around the world and to meet their changing needs. Thank you for joining us and thank you for your unwavering support in times of peace and war." 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey with wife Deanie Dempsey 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey with wife Deanie Dempsey  

Gen. Dempsey was appointed to the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs last May. 

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno with wife Linda Odierno   

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno with wife Linda Odierno   

Gen. Odierno took the place of current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Dempsey last May. 

2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella 

2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella 

Campanella entered the Miss USA paegant by winning the Miss California pageant. 

Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone with wife Kay Malone 

Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone with wife Kay Malone 

The 14-time NBA All-Star recently joined entertainers Jon Stewart and David Blaine on a USO tour to visit deployed troops in the Middle East. 

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz with USO Gala Chair and President and CEO of Triwest Healthcare Alliance David J. McIntyre, Jr. 

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz with USO Gala Chair and President and CEO of Triwest Healthcare Alliance David J. McIntyre, Jr.  

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. with wife Linda Papp 

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. with wife Linda 

Adm. Papp would provide the introduction of the Coast Guardsman of the Year. 

AST3 Christopher Austin 

AST3 Christopher R. Austin 

USO Coast Guardsman of the Year. 

Airman James Baynard 

Senior Airman James A. Baynard 

USO Airman of the Year. 

Cpl. David Bixler 

Cpl. David J. Bixler 

USO Soldier of the Year. 

Scott and Shirene Regelin, parents of EOD1 Chad Regelin 

Scott and Shirene Regelin, parents of EOD1 Chad R. Regelin 

USO Sailor of the Year EOD1 Regelin is currently deployed to Afghanistan and his parents attended on his behalf. 

Sgt. Lucas Chaffins with wife 

Sgt. Lucas Chaffins, with wife Emily 

USO Marine of the Year. 

Sgt. Milfred Shane Williams, Volunteer of the Year  

Sgt. Milfred Shane Williams 

USO Volunteer of the Year. 

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Representatives from Express Scripts, from left to right, Pat McNamee, Tom Nowakowski, Sara Wade, Tracy Egler, George Paz and Nancy Gilbride  

Carlos Mencia 

Comedian Carlos Mencia 

USO entertainer and emcee of the 2011 USO Gala. 

USO Photos by Mike Theiler

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