[caption id=“attachment_4087” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Empty Stage in Hanger 20 at Elmendorf AFB. Sound check over. Show in 2 hours. (Photo courtesy of Gary Sinise's Facebook page)”][/caption]
Actor - and USO favorite - Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are performing three free, private USO concerts for troops and their families as part of a USO tour sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
Last night they rocked the house at Elmendorf AFB. It’s the first trip to Alaska for Sinise, who told KTUU.com, “We’re always thrilled to be able to you know, come and help – help support the troops, and entertain them and their families, and see places like this. I mean, we’ve been in some not-so-great places too, but this is one of the more beautiful spots we’ve been in.”
Check out rehearsal footage from Elmendorf in the video below! Tonight the 12-piece band will be at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and Saturday they travel to Eielson Air Force Base outside Fairbanks. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.968010&w=425&h=350&fv=%26amp%3BtitleAvailable%3Dtrue%26amp%3BplayerAvailable%3Dtrue%26amp%3BsearchAvailable%3Dfalse%26amp%3BshareFlag%3DN%26amp%3BsingleURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fktuu.vidcms.trb.com%2Falfresco%2Fservice%2Fedge%2Fcontent%2F7a8dafe1-409e-4928-ab99-43ab259c2c07%26amp%3BpropName%3Dktuu.com%26amp%3BhostURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.ktuu.com%26amp%3BswfPath%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fktuu.vid.trb.com%2Fplayer%2F%26amp%3BomAccount%3Dtribschurzglobal%26amp%3BomnitureServer%3Dsci.alaska]
More from the USO
May 25, 2017
NBC's 'This Is Us' Cast Visits Service Members and Military Families on USO Tour at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
It was a morning to remember. A group of stars from NBC’s “This Is Us” – Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan – spent a morning visiting service members and their families at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as part of a USO entertainment tour.
May 24, 2017
After Struggling to Find His Place in the World, Marine Finds Two Families – and His Place in Both
Deron Johnson didn't plan on joining the military, but he ended up a Marine. He also didn't anticipate becoming a fraternity brother at Texas A&M, but then came Theta Chi and its history of supporting the military - and the USO.
May 15, 2017
USO Operation Birthday Cake Brings the Party to Service Members in Japan
When Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey Lee received an urgent call to head to his work station one morning, he thought there was something seriously wrong, but there was no emergency. Instead, he walked into his own surprise birthday celebration, courtesy of his wife, USO Yokosuka and the Operation Birthday Cake Program.