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Game On: Airman Lands on 'Jeopardy!'

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Last October, Alex Trebek and the “Jeopardy!” game show producers embarked on a USO tour to U.S. bases in Italy and Germany with two purposes: First, to lift the spirits of deployed troops and their families and second, to hold auditions for servicemen and women to be a part of the popular TV game show. One airman who made it through the testing process takes center stage next week.

Capt. Stuart Anderson from Aviano Air Base, Italy, will phrase his answers in the form of questions as he vies for prize money on Oct. 15. (Check your local listings for the time in your area.) For Trebek, a longtime USO supporter and a 13-time USO tour veteran, having the opportunity to work with the USO remains an honor and having "Jeopardy!" showcase the best and brightest minds of our military is a special treat.

“I have always been a passionate supporter of our men and women in uniform,” Trebek said. “There is no better feeling than showing our troops just how much we care … that is why volunteering with the USO is important.”

In addition, the USO will be appear as one of the show’s categories on the Oct. 14 program.

Watch as Alex Trebek shares his thoughts on the USO from his 13th USO tour last year.  

 

Also, read our interview with Alex Trebek prior to his 13th USO tour last year, along with images in our Flickr set.  

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