2017 USO GALA “Force Behind the Forces”


Thursday, October 19th

2017 USO Gala emcee Tamron Hall.


Washington Marriott Marquis 901 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

Room Reservations:

The USO has confirmed a special rate of $279.00 per night for our attendees. To confirm the group rate, please make sure your reservation using the link before October 6th.

USO Gala Room Block

2017 Emcee: Tamron Hall

USO Soldier of the Year
Specialist Sara Anne Cerne
46th Engineer Battalion
Fort Polk, Louisiana

USO Marine of the Year
Corporal Justin C. Ahasteen
Congressional Liaison Representative
Office of Legislative Affairs
Headquarters United States Marine Corps
Washington, D.C.

USO Sailor of the Year
Petty Officer 3rd Class Terence J. Parsons
Beachmaster Unit Two
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story
Norfolk, Virginia

USO Airman of the Year
Staff Sergeant Richard Brandon Hunter
23rd Special Tactics Squadron 4 Troop
Hurlburt Field, Florida

USO Coast Guardsman of the Year
Boatswain’s Mate Third Class Keith A. Coddington
USCGC Hickory (WLB 212)
Homer, Alaska

USO National Guardsman of the Year
Senior Airman Leroy Manigault, Jr.
187th Logistics Readiness Squadron
187th Fighter Wing
Alabama Air National Guard
Montgomery, Alabama

USO Volunteer of the Year - Stateside Army Sergeant Avery Mack USO Fort Hood, Texas

USO Volunteer of the Year - Overseas Marine Sergeant Phat Huynh USO Incirlik, Turkey

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