Actors Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez and Nick Zano wrapped the USO’s first 2015 entertainment tour to Afghanistan over the weekend. The six-day handshake tour was the first USO experience for the trio, which spent time with more than 1,500 troops. In all, Tatum, Rodriguez and Zano visited seven bases downrange and the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan.
“My trip with the USO was a once-in-a-lifetime window into the sacrifice and duty that these brave soldiers and their families devote every day to,“ said Tatum, whose "Magic Mike XXL” will hit theaters this summer. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the experience. Safe travels home and until then, keep holding it down there and in every other place that flies the stars and stripes.”
Channing Tatum gives a service member a piggy-back ride while posing for a photo during a USO tour.
Actors Adam Rodriguez, Nick Zano and Channing Tatum pose with service members in front of an F-16 in Afghanistan.
Actor Adam Rodriguez poses for a selfie with two service members during a USO tour stop in Afghanistan.
From left, Adam Rodriguez, Nick Zano and Channing Tatum (far right) have a pull-up contest with a service member during a USO tour stop in Afghanistan
You can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at USO locations around the world.