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'CSI' Star Sinise, Lt. Dan Band Plot Tour Stops for 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Troop favorite Lt. Dan Band, led by "CSI: New York" star Gary Sinise, (pictured, on right) will be taking its cover band shows on the road to entertain our servicemen and women. Last year, Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band put on 16 USO performances at 16 bases, entertaining and lifting the spirits of more than 61,000 troops and military families.

Sinise and his band kicked off their USO concert series with a show at Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam, Hawaii on Feb. 10. Upcoming tour stops include:

* Coast Guard Island Alameda, Calif. – March 2
* Travis Air Force Base, Calif. – March 3
* 29 Palms, Calif. – April 13
* Fort Irwin, Calif. – April 14
* Camp Lejeune, N. Car. – April 21
* Fort Carson, Colo. – May 19
(Additional dates and tour locations TBD)

"We are all busy in our everyday lives and we take a lot of things for granted," Sinise said. "But the one thing we can never take for granted are our freedoms and more importantly the men and women who defend those freedoms, and the families who stand behind them. That's why the band and I dedicate our time to performing USO concerts and partnering with TriWest to deliver a touch of home to our service heroes."

TriWest Healthcare Alliance -- a Department of Defense contractor that provides military families with access to high-quality healthcare in the western U.S. -- partners with the USO to sponsor the concert series.

"The key to supporting our troops and their families is continuing to adapt to their evolving needs," said USO President and CEO Sloan Gibson. "And it is through partnerships with organizations like TriWest and celebrities like Gary Sinise that the USO is able to continue that support. The USO is grateful for another year of partnering with TriWest and Gary Sinise to deliver goodness and cheer to our men and women in uniform and their families."

TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. is happy to have his company back on board with Sinise and his group.

"TriWest is so proud to once again partner with the USO and Gary Sinise to support our troops and their families. Gary and his band have been entertaining our men and women in uniform for years, traveling across the world to let them know how much they are appreciated. We're honored to be a part of that journey and we look forward to many more years of partnership with both Gary and the USO."

Keep an eye on the USO Entertainment Tour calendar to see when more dates are announced.

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