By Sandi Moynihan

WASHINGTON—Army Rangers Andrew Yacovone and Justin Wright emailed the USO to spread the word about their band. They didn’t think it would land them the biggest gig of their musical careers.

“I never imagined we could do this,” Wright said. “To bring it back here and play tonight [at the USO’s 75th Anniversary reception with] Craig Morgan and for the crowd that we’re about to play for it’s very exciting.”

The Army Ranger duo, who started Interstate 10 while training in Fort Benning, Georgia, just released their first iTunes single, “Hometown Hero,” which they wrote while deployed to Afghanistan.

“What I want people to hear and want people to know is that we’re [playing tonight] for the people who wrote [and inspired] the songs,” Yavocone said.

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.