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Ryan Seacrest to Host and Zac Brown Band to Perform at 2016 USO Gala Saluting America’s Armed Forces

Annual awards dinner to celebrate and pay homage to the USO’s 75th anniversary and recognize an amazing group of USO supporters

WHAT:            2016 USO Gala: Honoring Those Who Serve

WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
                       5:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception/Red Carpet
                       7 p.m. - Dinner & Evening Program

WHERE:          DAR Constitution Hall
                         1776 D Street NW
                         Washington, DC 20006

 

WHO:             

Master of Ceremonies:  Ryan Seacrest, television and radio show host/producer
Featured Entertainment:  Zac Brown Band, USO tour veteran and three-time GRAMMY-award winning/multi-platinum recording artist

Special Guest:  Robert Irvine, celebrity chef, USO tour veteran and 2014-2016 USO Gala menu designer
CEO and President of the USO, Dr. J.D. Crouch II

2016 USO Service Member of the Year Award Presentations

2016 Janice K. Emmert USO Volunteer of the Year Presentations

2016 Spirit of the USO Award Presentation to The Coca-Cola Company

 

WHY:              

Renowned television and radio show host/producer Ryan Seacrest to serve as Master of Ceremonies and three-time, GRAMMY-award winning/multi-platinum recording artists Zac Brown Band to perform as featured entertainment at the 2016 USO Gala at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20. Seacrest and Zac Brown Band, among many more stars yet to be announced, will convene in the nation’s capital to celebrate the USO’s 75th anniversary and continue a time-honored tradition of recognizing the heroism of America’s enlisted service members.
 

One thousand people are expected to be on hand as the USO presents its 2016 USO Service Member of the Year Award to a service member from each branch of America’s Armed Forces as well as its 2016 USO Volunteer of the Year Award to two USO volunteers – one working out of a USO center located stateside and the other, overseas.  Guests will also watch as the USO presents its 2016 Spirit of the USO Award to The Coca-Cola Company in recognition of its 75-year partnership with the USO.

 

Attendees will enjoy a menu thoughtfully designed by celebrity chef and USO tour veteran Robert Irvine, who will also be onsite. Guests will range from Washington dignitaries, celebrities and members of Congress to USO corporate sponsors and members of the USO Board of Governors.  

 

SPONSORS:    

Chairman

Deloitte, LLP

National Football League

PenFed Credit Union

 

Vice Chairman

Johnson & Johnson

Pritzker Military Museum & Library

USAA

 

Premier

Chevron

FedEx

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Yokota Foundation

 

Four Star

Altria

EY

FTD

Proctor & Gamble

 

Three Star

AT&T

The Coca-Cola Company

Express Scripts – Federal Pharmacy Services

Jeep

NewDay USA

UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans

WLA Inc.

For more information about the USO Gala visit USO.org/Gala or contact gala@USO.org. For media inquiries please email othompson@uso.org.