The USO is proud to count comedian, Iliza Shlesinger, as one of its longtime celebrity supporters. Since 2012, she has joined USO to entertain more than 15,000 service members in a variety of locations such as Afghanistan, Spain, Bahrain, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Poland, the UAE, and even ships at sea!
In the past, Shlesinger has emphasized the positive impact these visits can have on the morale of service members and military families around the world. “The USO brings entertainment and a bit of levity to a very stressful situation,” Shlesinger said during a “Today” segment in 2014. “[J]ust to get a chance to share this with [troops] for just a couple minutes, it’s such an honor.”
Check out the below video to see Shlesinger and her fellow entertainers in action during the 2017 USO Holiday Tour:
Celebrity Connection"When you get to actually see and the feel the person whom you’re affecting, it has a lot of weight to it. And I don’t take it lightly … they are your neighbors, your friends, men and women that have the same hopes and dreams and creature comforts that you do." - Iliza Shlesinger
Iliza Shlesinger performs for troops in Poznan, Poland during the 2017 USO Holiday Tour.
Iliza Shlesinger joins in on a selfie with service members aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the Chairman's 2017 USO Holiday Tour.
Iliza Shlesinger performs onboard the USS John C. Stennis during the 2012 Chairman's Holiday Tour.
Iliza Schlesinger joined Al Roker, Jay Leno and Craig Robinson for the TODAY USO Comedy Tour in 2014.
Iliza Schlesinger shares a meal with service members in Afghanistan during the 2014 TODAY USO Comedy Tour.
Members of the 2012 USO Holiday Tour, Craig Stammen, Kellie Pickler, Ross Detwiler, Matt Hendricks and Iliza Shlesinger, pose for a quick photo onboard the USS John C. Stennis.
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