A center opening is always a happy occasion for the USO. Today we opened the 142nd USO center worldwide in Ft. Campbell, KY, home to to the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles.”
There were brand new shiny USO signs, the ever-popular cups of coffee, troops, families, community leaders, donors and a Huey. Yep, a Huey – right smack dab in the middle of USO Fort Campbell.
This helicopter was recovered from a scrap yard at ft Campbell in 2010. Thanks to the 159th combat brigade, Bravo Company 563D Aviation Support Battalion it’s now the newest, coolest gaming station you’ll ever see – and loaded with Xboxes and games thanks to Microsoft.
The 159th not only transported this helicopter, they also helped restore this UH1 Huey. Thanks to these soldiers, their labor of love will help lift the spirits of their fellow soldiers for years to come. - Gena Fitzgerald, USO VP of Communications
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