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USO Announces Its Response To Persian Gulf Crisis

Date: 01 May 1990
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On August 24th, USO announced plans to provide morale support programs and sere'ices to American troopsbeingdeployed to the ,Middle East and their families who remain in the U.S.

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Named Organization
Air Force
American International Group
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
Anheuser-Busch
Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.
Army
Cable News Network (C.N.N.)
Coca-Cola Company
Conagra
Department of Defense (DOD)
Diamond (Leaf buyer)
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Marine Corps
McDonald's Corp.
Navy
Northwest Airlines (Airline)
Philip Morris & Co. Ltd. (Cigarette manufacturer, incorporated in U.S. in 1902)
Philip Morris & Co. Ltd.., was incorporated in New York in April of 1902; half the shares were held by the parent company in London, and the balance by its U.S. distributor and his American associate. Its overall sales in 1903, its first full year of U.S. operation, were a modest seven million cigarettes. Among the brand offered, besides Philip Morris, were Blues, Cambridge, Derby, and a ladies favorite name for the London street where the home companies factory was located - Marlborough.
Philip Morris Companies Inc. (Parent company of Philip Morris USA, Kraft, Miller)
America's seventh-largest industrial enterprise in 1993, owns Kraft, Miller Brewing, General Foods, and more.
Procter & Gamble
Defense
The Shield (anti-tobacco and alcohol publication of the 1920s)
TWA
United Airlines
US Army
Named Person
Adler, Amy
Albert, Jean Marie
Aquino, Corazon
Austin, Lou
Bacon, Roger
Bailey, Pearl
Ball, William
Benzing, Andrew E.
Besa, Ellen
Brooks, Dolores
Brown, Cecilia G.
Busch, August A., III
Cantrell, Mark A.
Chiles, Henry G., Jr.
Cooper, Michael A. (Attorney, Sullivan & Cromwell)
Represented Chadbourne & Parke
Dee, Dee
Diorio, Allison Barbeau
Disher, John S.
Dziedzic, Zachary P.
Eisenhower, Dwight David
Eldridge, Ralph
Feliciano, Jose
Flournoy, Lucien
Flournoy, Maxine
Forsythe, John
Friedman, Nancy
Garrow, Jack
Gavitt, Barbara
Gist, Carole
Gladden, Floyd D.
Greene, Evelyn
Greenwood, Lee
Grudt, Mona
Harris, Carolyn
Harrison, Michelle
Henry, Richard
Heston, Charlton (Actor)
Hodgen, Colin
Hope, Bob
Howe, Jonathan
Jackson, Latoya
Kavanagh, Lon
King, Mary Smothers
Knight, Jonathan
Land, Bradley
Lee, Linda K.
Marcos, Ferdinand
Martin, Josette
Mcdonnell, James S.
Mckinnon, Denis
Melton, Randy L.
Morris, T. Philip
Morrissey, Lynn D.
Moya, Aurora M.
Olson, Kristin R.
Olson, Nancy
Perkins, Tony
Powel, Colin L.
Powell, Colin
Pride, Charley
Radford, Arthur W.
Rawls, Lou
Reinhard, Keith
Reynolds, Shirley
Riccio, Joann
Rich, Roger L., Jr.
Rosen, Mark
Royer, Art
Sasser, Clyde
Savage, John
Schwarzkopf, Norman
Shields, Brooke (Actress, featured in anti-smoking ads)
Skaggs, Ricky
Small, C. Haskell
Smith, David (SHB attorney)
1992
Smith, Guy
Smith, Shawn M.
Speed, Carolyn
Speranza, Giovanni
Stark, Heather
Stephenson, John
Stokes, Patrick T.
Stone, Jeanne
Style, Gala
Taylor, Charles T.
Taylor, Jimmie
Terrell, Michael D.
Town, Christi
Villegas, Julian P.
Wallingford, Irene M.
Walton, John T.
Williams, Alyson
Williams, Louise
Williams, Michael
Williford, Jill
Willms, John
Wood, Susan
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USO Announces Its Response To Persian Gulf Crisis American International Group, Anheuser-Busch, The Coca-Cola Compan,x~ and AT&T Contribute $500,000 Each to Gulf Crisis Fund On August 24th, USO announced plans to provide morale support programs and sere'ices to American troopsbeingdeployed to the ,Middle East and their families who remain in the U.S. "While we realize that the immediate focus is to move troops and supplies to the Gulf region, we have offered our support directly to President Bush,SecretaryCheney, and GeneralSchwarzkopL ]eRing them know that we are read)" to respond immediately," said Chapman Cox, President of World USO. USOwill focuson celebrity entertainment; temporary. USO facilities and fleet centers; communicating with the troops; and fa mily-oriente d social support services. "The troops over there a re living under some very harsh condi- t'ions---Americans see that on the news every, night. Through the USO, citizensbackhomecan showtheycare," saidKe~nMcCarthy. Executive Producer. East. USOs in Houston; Dade County (FL); Colorado Springs; Jackson- ville, NC; and USO of Metro Washington are just a few providing a network of support to these spouses, many who face unfamiliar and difficult circumstances. This network includes weekly group meet- ings, babysitting co-ops, hotlines~just to provide someone to talk to, and iob seminars. COMMUNICATIONS IvlAIL ~ Addresses have been established where the general public cansend mail (lettersonly, weighingtwelve ouncesor Iess) notaddressed (See Persian Gulf Crisis page 10) USO Welcomes New President ENTERTAINMENT RADIO--The USO Morning Show Network, comprised of 75 to 100 participatingradiostationsnationwide, willsend troops' favorite morning radio shows to a tape library in the Middle East, allowing them to listen to news from home mixed with caller messages and comments from their hometown radio personalities. WAVA-FM in Washing- ton, D.C. is the flagship station for this promotion. Listeners can also make contributions toUSOby calling 1-900-820-2USO. Thestations will promote the number during their broadcasts. LIVE SHOWS ~ USOis taking a number of calls daily from perform- ers who have said they would travel to the Middle East. "The response from the entertainment community has been exceptional. Once the logistlcal movement of troops and supp]ies is complete, we will begin to focus on who will go and when," said McCarthy. USO will defi- nitely send shows for Thanksgiving and Christmas, if not sooner. "If .the troops are still there, it'll be showtime," McCarthy added. MOVIE PREMIERES ~ USO is teaming up with West Coast Video International to make videotapes of popular new movies available for troop audiences in the Middle East. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND OTHER SERVICES USO CENTERS AND FLEET OPERATIONS m USO will mobilize staff and resources from its Pacific and Europe operations to a loca- tion proximate to the Middle East. Fleet centers will serve those on ships who come into port to refuel and R&R. USO also plans to set up hotlines at these centers to field inquiries from concerned fami- lies. SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUPS-- Many stateside USOs have set up : support groups for the spouses of service personnel sent to theMiddle ~ Chapmmt B. Cox. Prcshtent, Wotqtt LISO attd Gen. Bermtnt IX'. Rt~gers. USA (Ret.~. Chairman, USO World Bot~rd ~f Goventor.~. t Ph~to ln~ Da:'i~I H, ttlKox~ Mr. Cox began his term as president of World USO on May 1, 1990. A special "hello" to all of our readers. It is a great honor to greet you as the new President of the USO. l'd like to take this opportunity to tell those of you I have not met a little about my background and what I see for the future of USO. As many of you know, I have sewed as a member of the USO World Board of Governors since 1986. most recently as Chair- man of the Program and Council Relations Committee. My,,s'ork (See Mr. Cox page 10) T111260810
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Budweiser / USO Scholarship Winners Announced The Budweiser ? USO Scholarship Committee has selected the Fn-st group of scholarship winners. The winners were chosen from hundreds of applicants to each receive a SI,000 scholarship for college in the 1990-I991 school year. The 25 scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded to family members of U.S. military personnel, most of whom have served Denise M. Anaskevich Andrew E. Benzing Cecilia G. Brown Mark A. Cantrell Ryan A. Cvancara Zachary P. Dziedzic Brenda A. Eguilos Mark R. Flaherly Floyd D. Gladden Jennifer R. Holdcrafl Dorothy M. Kalyanapu Met Lon Kavanagh Linda K. Lee Mathew E. McOuinn Aurora M. Moya Kristin R. Olson George W. Scholssnagle III Shawn M. Smith "lqmothy J. Sovich Christina Sparn Heather Stark Michael D. Terrell Julian P. Villegas John T. Walton Jill Williford overseas during the scholar's secondary sc]-a~i year~ The scholar- ship awards were based on Scholastic Aptitude Test scores; grade point average and class rank; an essay on the topic of personal development through extra-curricular activities; and awards, hon- ors, and recommendations of school officials. "We congratulate all the recipients on beingmembers of the first class of the Budweiser/USO Scholarship program," Scholarship Committee Winners Hiah School Service Affiliation Lafayette (Lexington. KY} USMC Heidelberg American (Germany) USA West Carteret (Morehead City. NC) USMC Academy of Richmond County (Augusta, GA) USA Lakenheath High School (England) USAF Lew~s-Palmer HS (Monument, CO) USAF Ontario High School (Ontario, CA) USN Bartlett HS (Anchorage, AK) USAF Quantico HS (Quantico, VA) USMC Ramslein American HS (Germany) USAF York High School (Yorktown, VA) USA Arm. Arthur W. Radford (Honolulu, HI) USAF Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi. TX) USCG Ledyard High School (Ledyard, CT) USN Nile C. Kmneck HS (Yokohama, Japan) USN Woodbridge 0Noodbridge, VA) USAF Atholton (Columbia, MD) USAF Norcom HS (Portsmouth, VA) USN Winnacunnet HS (Hampton, NH) USAF Brooklyn Technical (Brooklyn, NY) USCG A.J. Diamond HS (Anchorage, AK) USN Okinawa Christian School (Japan) USAF Summerville HS (Summerville, SC) USN Ryan Academy (Nodolk, VA) USN Hampton Roads Academy (Newport News, VA) USAF said USO World President Chapman B. Cox. This is the first year of this scholarship program, made possible by a generous endowment from Anheuser- Busch to World USO. "We are pleased to be part of this worthwhile program which contributes to the education of these deserving young men and women," said Patrick T. Stokes, President of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. During an awards ceremony on July 17, 1990, Captain Timoth~./ J. Haynes, Commanding Officer, Navy Recruit. ing District ~os Angeles, presented Brenda A. Eguilos with a certificate recogni=ing lzer as a recipient 5L000 academic U$O/Budweiser $clzolarship. Brenda's father, machinenj repairman 1st Class Petty Officer Bonifn¢io I_ Eguilos, is in the center. ~U.S. Navy phota by PH2 John Go~fr~y.) Country Pride Chicken Contributes $75,000 to World USO Funds Will Make Possible USO/Lee Greenwood Tour in 1991 Countn.~ Pride Chicken, a diz'ision of ConA,~a Corporation, contributed 575,000 to l~brld USO in honor Of USO s 50th Annt~rsa~/. ~c hinds will sl~nsor a USO 50th Anniz~rsa~ ¢eh'bri~ tom ~caturing countq~ Kcvb~ ]. McCarthy, Director ~[ Markct~¢ and Communications t~Hd U5~ CliMe Sassy. P~si~t ot C~[4~a Broiler Coml~ny: and L~ Counto, Pride Chicken, a division of the conglomerate ConAgra, has stepped up to become the first-ever food sponsor of USO over- seas celebrity, tours. The company has given $75,000 to World USO to sponsor an upcoming 50th Anniversary World tour bv coun- try star and USO tour veteran Lee Greenwood. Clyde Sasser, President of ConAgra Broiler Compan)~ presented a check to USO during Lee Greenwood's sold-out 4th of July con- cert in El Dorado, Arkansas, headquarters for Country Pride. "While most of us are celebrating Independence Day, millions of our Armed Forces personnel are on duty working straight through the day to keep our country free. By sending Lee to entertain our service men and women, we are showing them our appreciation and well-deserved thanks," said Sasser. Monies for the sponsorship came from a promotion in which Country Pride distributed a cents-off coupon on its fresh chicken and a recipe for "Firecracker Chicken." USO received ten cents for each coupon redeemed. The funds will sponsor Greenwood's 1990 Christmas USO tour. Lee has been touring for USO since he was 17, when he went on a tour to Alaska, and in fact, was there when his first son ~-as born. In 1989 he performed for troops in Panama and the Northeast Com- mand in two separate USO tours. 2 T111260820
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USO French Riviera Celebrates Bastille Day In Gala Style ~usieur Michel Mouillot, Mayor of Camzes, welcomes John Forsythe on the s rage of ~alais des Festiz.ai- CDR Roco Tomanelli, ~,Tth Fleet Liaison Officer in Toulon. was translatiug the speeches. F~works, music, lanterns, people everywhere.., not one ingredient was miss- ing to make this July 14th-Bastille Day-in Cannes a n enormous success. USO of the French Riviera served as the liaison to the American military in this gala celebration of French-American friendship. Cannes was extremely supportive of the event~the city donated the Palais des Festivals gratis for the entire evening. Luminaries present included Vice Admiral J.D. Williams, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Navv's Sixth Fleet; Susan Wood, American Consul General in Marseille; Admiral Phill~p Dur, Defense Attache Parks; Hon. William Ball, former U.S. Secretary. of the Navy and a current member of the USO World Board of Gover- The commam?ing o~. icer of the USS Eisenhower Captain ]./. and Math! Dantoue. nors; Admiral Lefebvre (representing Admiral Trepier of the French Navy); John Willms, President, USO Coun- cil of the French Riviera; Jane! Leigh, Director of USO French Riviera; Josette Martin, USO Executive Financial Advisor;, French actor George Descrieres; and American actor John Forsythe and his wife Julie. The gala marked the 100th year of the birth of Gen. Eisenhower. The eve- hang" which began with a free concert given by the Sixth Fleet Showband and the orchestra from the USS Eisen- hower, was emceed by Steward Long, a member of the USO Council of the French Riviera. The gala was made possible in part due to strong cor- porate support from such sponsors as AT&T, McDonald's Nice, Dow France, TWA, French Med Tours and the American Sixth Fleet, without whose support and assistance the evening would not have been possible, PUBLISHED B~ USO WORLD HEADQUARTERS SUMMER FALL 1990 USO World Headquarters 601 Indiana Ax~enue. Washington. D.C. 2~4 Tl11260821
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Alex Treb,ek and USO Take Third Annual "JEOPARDY!" Tour to Europe JEOP.4RDY! host A lea" Trebek signs an a:~tograph.for a ~.lom~g admirer during a militam.! contestant searclt in Germany ¢Pl~ota ln.t Inn Ke~ah~ Alex Trebek, host of the celebrated quiz show "JEOPARDY!", traveled to milita~" bases in Europe from March 24 through April 6 on his third USO tour. Northwest Airlines provided complimentary air travel for the tour group. Trebek conducted contestant searches at military bases in England, Germany, Belgium, and Italy in an effort to select U.S. military contestants to participate in "JEOPARDY!" He also met military personnel and their families, visited militaQ, hospitals, and signed autographs. This is the second consecutive year Northwest Airlines has sponsored the tour. The "JEOPARDY!" USO tour is unique because it offers service members a chance to be on national television and to acquire cash if they win. Trebek has conducted annual contestant searches on mili- tarybases overseas for USO since 1987. Since then, six milita~, contestants have appeared on the show. The first contestant from the 1990 search will be Company 1st Sergeant Colin Hodgen of Gardner, Massachusetts. Hodgen, stationed at Darmstadt Air Base in West Germany, will be on the September 24th broadcast. Trebek has been on USO's World Board of Governors since February 1989, and was Master of Ceremonies at USO's third annual Christmas Celebration in Washington, D.C. last Decem- ber. "I have heard firsthand from the military how extremely grateful they are for the many ways USO helps them. I cannot recall how many times young families have come up to me to express their thanks and appreciation for the little bit of home we were able to bring," said Trebek. Upon returning from the tour, Alex married Jean Currivan. The couple is expecting their first child this coming winter. Bob Hope / USO Tour Travels to England, Germany, and the USSR Comedian Yakoz" Smirnofi" .joins Bob Hope on st,~ge during Hope~ 1990 World Peacc Tour. cPl~ot~In., hm hcnahJ Bob Hope, the modern "King of Comedy" and USO's Ambassa- dor of Good Will, traveled to Berlin, Fran "k/urt, Cambridge, and Moscow from May 2 through ll, bringing his famous brand of entertainment to U.S. military audiences through USO. Hope led an impressive entourage of performers which included Soviet-born comedian Yakov Smirnoff, Rosema~'Clooney, LaToya Jackson, Miss Universe 1990 (formerly Miss Norway) Mona Grudt, Brooke Shields, and Bob's wife of 56 years, Dolores. The group performed for packed houses a t Tempel'hoff Airport in Berlin; Royal Air Force (RAFt Mildenhall outside of Cambridge; the American Embassy in .Moscow; and Rhe~n Main Air Base in Frankfurt. "l'he en~ouragevisiled the McDonald's in Red Square where there was a four-hour line. The fast-food emporium boasts 27 cash reg- isters and 300 emp]o.vees workang on each of its three shifts. Jose Feliciano in Concert at the DMZ On May 4th, USO and AFKN (Armed Forces Korean Network) representatives attended a press conference where the)' persuaded Jose Feliciano and his manager that a trip to the North would be a rewarding experience. The two men agreed, and the date was set for Sunday, May 6th. Feliciano first received a briefing on the ori- gins of the Korean Warand theDMZ mission, followedbya wild ride in a HUMVEE t o the guard post Ou ellette, where he greeted soldiers personally and toured their small, highly fortified facility. Upon re- turntoWarriorBaseMr. Felicianojoined the troopswhowerehaving a barbecue. He was so impressed with the quality of the food (es- pecially the fibs) that he made three references to it during his com- mercial concert that eve- ninginSeoul. Afterlunch, a modest sound system was set up and he played a mixture of old and new songs, as well as Spanish pieces, for those as- sembled in the mess hall. Afterwards soldiers lined up to receive autographs and have their pictures taken with Jose. "Mr. Fe- liciano was enjoying himself so much that it re- quired a good deal of coaxing to get him back to the car so he could return to Seoul as scheduled," said AngeliqueFemandez h,~" F¢li¢~,m~ ~'nterlatn.~ the .~hfwr.~ at Page, Special Projects l~rriorB~TS~" Manager for USO Korea. T111260822
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~lichael Cooper h~ke~ time o~. "f~om USO'~ Transatlantic]am to Mgn a~tosrdphs for G.L.~ i~t Villsek. Gcnm~n!l. tPhoto I,!s b~ck Dauthitt~ The USO brought musical performers Stacy Lattisaw; Alyson Wil- liams, Michael Cooper, and the group Shades of Lace to military AT&T and United Airlines Sponsor USO "TRANSATLANTIC JAM" Top R ~* B Tour Visited West C~'rmany audiences in West Germany from June 2 to June 9. This was the first USO tour produced in conjunction with a radio station. WVAZ (V- 103), Chicago's top-rated rhythm and blues station, broadcast its morningshowslive from the Iourin Europe. Themulti-ta]ented troupe performed for local military, communities in the cities of VillseK Stuttgart, Pirmasens Army Base, and Baumholder. Audience memers in Pirmasens and Stuttgart stood in the rain for hours to assure they would get seats for the show. Highlights from the tourwere really the shows themselves--the tremendous energy, and enthusiasm of the performers was matched only by the audience m embers, who pafficipated in almost eve D" show. Alyson Williams, during a few hours "off", had a blast driving a Bradley Land Vehicle (a tank) with the rest of the group as passen- gers. This was the sixth sponsored tour for AT&T of U$O's 1989-1990 celebrity tour season. United Airlines, whose Chicago/Frankfurt Gateway began operating May 15, provided complimentaD, airtravel for tour personnel. The Armed Forces Professional Entertainment Office of the Department of Defense also provided logistical support as they do for all USO tours. Procter & Gamble and Northwest Sponsor 1990 Miss USA/USO Tour "NEW KID" on The Block Visits High Wycombe Air Station Miss USA 1990 Carole Gist is jobbed o~ stage by an entln~siastic member qf the audience, rPhot~lnd ]im Kcmff~ Procter & Gamble and Northwest Airlines sponsored the 1990 MISS USA/USO tour which brought good will and a touch of home to troops in Alaska, Japan, Okinawa, and the Philippines from June 10 through June 23. Members of the MISS USA performance troupe were MISS USA, Carole Gist; Miss Colorado, Michelle Harrison; Miss Connecticut, Allison Barbeau-Diorio; Miss Louisiana, Jeanne Bums; Miss Missouri, Lori Suschnick; Miss Oklahoma, Lauralynn Norton; Miss Utah, Debra L~nn Tingey; and Miss Virginia, Evelyn Greene. Tony Perkins, a Washington, D.C- based comedian, hosted the shows. The troupe performed for members of local military communities in Alaska at Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base; in mainland Japan at Yokota and Misawa Air Bases; on Okinawa at Camp Foster and Camp Hansen; and finally, in the Philippines at Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base. The shows in the Philippin~ were particularly well-received, since Americans living there have (See Miss USA,qJSO, page 10) 5 ,Yew Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight spent an af- ternoon at High I~combe Air Station visiting the chiht~'n o? se~'icemen stafioned there. ~Phvto by ~a~ Jonathan ~ight, a member of one of this years' hottest pop ~oups, THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, delighted ove~as fansbype~ng a sunrise ~it totheYouthCenter at ~ghWycombeAbStafion. High Wycombe is home to more than 450 American high school students, all children of U.S. embassyand milita~rsonnel. A~angements we~ c~rdinated by World USO. Jon, his mother and two sister, were treated to lunch (someone even managed to se~'e Jon's favor- ite ~ pizza0 and a tour of the High Wycombe Air Station. Word sp~ad quic~y to all "Bighead" (hardcore New ~ds fans), and Jon was mobbed by ~ds seeing pictures and auto~aphs. Heevenheld a pfivatep~ss conference foral~l ~rl scout l~p that happened io be on the ~unds. Ti11260623
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Spotlight on the Phi ppines I RAdm Roger L. Rich, Jr, US,X; Commander U.S. Facility Subic Bay, Commander U.S. ~hval Forces Philippines and Commander-in-Chief Pacific RepresentaHve Philipph~es, appla~ds as David Smith, Director of ~ ~terans Admhtis~ation, U.S. Embassy Manila. p~sents a plaque of apprech~tion from WoHd USO to James D. An~eL Managing Director A T&T PhUipplnes. The Republic of the Philippines of 1990 rep- resents a blend of cultures according to those who settled the islands: from Chinese, East Indian, Arabian and Indonesian traders to Spanish conquistadors to, more recently, Japanese and Americans. The countt3, is one of the loveliest in Asia, consisting of more than 7,000 islands scattered in tropical seas and bordered by sparkling white, waving palms, and lush jungles. The "People Power" revolution in 1986 ended the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Several coup attempts since then under the presidency of Corazon Aquino have made the country a sometimes danger- ous place for American milita~' to be sta- tioned. In the last two years, tensions there, punctuated by the assassinations of U.S. servicemen in Olongapo and Angeles City, have escalated to uncomfortable heights. All leave and liberty at U.S. bases was cancelled for several weeks and land transportation between Subic and Clark Air Base in Manila is still prohibited. This year, travel restric- tions and security, threats contributed to the decision to close down the Manila USO Center on June !5. The closing of Manila, which had opened its doors in 1945, in- creased the incentive to seek out ways to service people inside the military facilities at Subic and Clark. Thus, in recent months, fulfilling USO's mission of supporting milita~, personnel and their families in the Philippines has become even more challenging. One way to meet that challenge would be a renovation of the much-used facilit3- at Subic. Renova- tion by the Public Works Center began on April 16, and was completed in just over months using funds provided by AT&T. a corporate supporter of USO programs Some of rite USO staff and ~mhmteers behh~d the new reception counter, I. ~ Conrado Cnt..-, A ccoun rant; Cristina Licup, Admin. En:a A lor, Vohmteer; Mh~da Yasul, Receptionist; Eve~m Rameriz, Snack Bar Asst.; Roslyn Alfanso, Snack Bar Asst.; Ellen Besa, Receptionist; an~l Decy Ca~no, l bhmteer. worldwide. On July 11, the center was open for business with a completely new look: new furniture, an enlarged lounge, and a new video system which includes a wide- screen TV and a pair of speakers donated by Polk Audio of Baltimore, Maryland. USA Direct telephone service has been increased to three lines. Finally, all staffand volunteers look professional in their new red, white, and blue uniforms. "In response to the present liberty and travel restrictions, USO is anxious to do its part in providing increased on.base programs and services," said USO Philip- pines Director of Operations Dave WyckofL "Through the generous support of AT&T, USO is now better able to be the 'Home Away From Home' for the Subic and Cubi mi]ita~' community, especially the facility's single and unaccompanied personnel." A big boost to local troop morale was the visit of the Miss USA /USO troupe on June 20 and 21st. "The tour was a tremendous success and was greatly appreciated by the folks here at Subic Bay and at San Miguel. They came at the right time," added WyckofL USO Seeks Remembrances Do you have memories of personalexperiencesyou had at a USO center at any time over thelast fift3,years? Know someone else who does? World USOwouldlike tohear from you~whetheryou vol- unteered, met a spouse, per- formed for the troops, or sim- ply enjoyed the companion- ship you found at the USO. Weareinterestedinanecdotes from experiences in USOs anywhere in the world, from anyera. We'd liketohear from Bing Cr~sby in Europe, lA'orld War I1 you b.v September 30th, 1990 since we are working on a book on USO's 50 years to be published next year. Please includeinyourwrittenaccount your current (and any formernames}, addressand phone, where and when you were involved with USO, and if you have related USO memora- bilia. Send any correspondence to: Amy Adler USO 50th Anniversary Histo~" 601 Indiana Avenue, .~W Washington, D.C. 20004 I I T! 11260824
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New Faces Around The World Dolores Brooks, who has been the Director 5f Camp Foster on Okinawa, Japan since "une 1989, accepted the position of Director :)f OperationsofU50 Guam. Dolores started ~er new job in May of this year. Dolores Brooks 2hristine Burns, who for the past5 months ~as been Director of USO Pusan, accepted he position of Director at Camp Casey, • :'ea in August. She was previously em- )loyed as Guest Relations Officer at the ~aradise Beach Hotel in Pusan, Korea. ack Darnell, the new director of USO Pusan n Korea, began his work for USO as the "enter Manager of the Subic/Cubi USO in he Philippines. Jack retired from 31 years if se~'ice in the U.S. Navy in 1986. ~helley Fletcher began her work at USO viannheim in Germany as an Outreach ~ssistant Coordinator/Social Worker. She ~reviously served as President of the ~tannheim German American Woman's 21ub. Shelley holds the rank of Major in the ~.rmy Reserves. Shebecame the Director of JSO Mannheim this August. 'ames Franson became Director of Frank- urt USO in June of this year. From 1987 to .990 he held the position of Program Direc- or for Business and Management at the -~uropean Campus of Central Texas Col- ege. ~obert Gregory. is the new Director of USO 2amp Foster, Oldnawa. He retired this July tom his position as Personnel Chief of the ,'.S. Marine Corps. thomas Govero is the new Director of USO ,~aptes. His former position was as Euro- pean Regional Director at the School for nternational Living. He has lived in ltalv .nd is fluent in Italian. He will begin his new positio~ in September of this year. Carolyn Harris has worked for USO Wi- esbaden, West Germany since September 1987 when she started as first a tour guide and then a tours manager. For several months she worked as the Acting Director there. She accepted the position of Director of USO Wiesbaden in January. of this year. Nancy Olson has been the Director of Op- erations, USO Caribbean since January, 1990. She worked for USO in Rome previ- ously, first as Director of the Rome USO, then as Director of Operations, Southern Europe. Shirley Reynolds has worked for the USO since 1981 when she started as Director of the San Francisco Airport USO. From June 1983 to January 1985 she worked first as Lo- gistics Coordinator and then as Executive Director of Camp Schwab USO on Old- nawa. She later transferred to the Philip- pines where she worked as Executive Di- rector. Shirley then held the position of Di- rector of Operations in Korea until her appointment to Director of Operations for Germany in January of this year. Shirley Reynolds Debra Rosenbergis the new director of the Camp Schwab USO on Okinawa. Her most recent prior position was sales representa- tive covering a six-state territory for Mows" Associates. Debra moved to Okinawa and started her new job in August. Jeanne Stone transferred to USO Camp Hansen, Okinawa as Director after 22 months as Director of USO Baumho]der in Germany. Lathe Sutten began her work with USO at Camp Foster as Assistant Director, then worked as Operations Manager of Camp Kinser (both on Okinawa). She later trans- ferred to the Philippines where she was the Director of Operation~ She went on to ac- cept the position of Director of the USO at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa in July 1989. In January 1990 she started her new posi- tion as Corporate Accounts Manager in the Marketing& CommunicationsDepartment at USO World Headquarters in Washing- ton, D.C. l.aine Sutten John Stephenson is the new Director of Operations for Korea. He began with U50 in 1988 as Director of U50 Pusan, Korea. He has been in his current position since January 1990. John Stephenson Charles T. Taylor became Director of the Kadena USO on Okinawa in April 1990. From 1978 to 1989 he owned and managed two thriving restaurants and one novelty tee-shirt business in Quanfico, Virginia. Louise Williams began her work with the Baumholder USO in January 1990 as Publi- cations Editor/Tour Program Manager. In September of this year she will become the Director of the Baumholder USO. 7 'e .s o is ~s o a le is e. ~f l- .y !r T!11260825
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SHOWING THE SPIRIT . . . SHOWING THE SPIRIT Stateside Dade County On April l~t, L150 qf Dade Corinth," sport.erred the opening of the new U.gO A ir/,~rt Center ,zt Miami International AiumrL Picturcd arc Dr./.R. Gossman. past president qf USO Dndc CoItl~t~l: Mqi. Gca. Sylvan (Salt~o ~=tltt'~ USA tRot.l: and Duanc Dc Cortc, prcMddnr of USO Dml¢ County. USO Dadc Countu Inc. programs, referral scm,ices, cult~ral c.xchangc progn~ms, qh:basc home visfts, child care m:d youth actiz'itics and enterhzimncnt proyrmn~. It is also I~rovides a~szstance to sailor~ on military shO~S v~sffing .~hm~; Pensacola Approximately 100 council members, vol- unteers, and other well-wishers celebrated the opening of the new USO Airport Center in Pensacola. Florida on July 22, which v-as concurrent with the ~rand opening of the multi-million dollar Pensacola Regional Airport. Speaking at the ceremony were Denis McKinnon, USO Council President; Carolyn Speed, Executive Director; Lamar Dixon, USO Facilities Chairman; Rod Kendig, City Manager; and VAdm John S. Disher, Chief of Naval Education and Training. The lounge replaces the USO booth at the old airport terminal. It provides a television lounge with comfortable furni- ture and a small kitchen for coffee and snacks. Since opening the original booth in January. 1988, USO airport volunteers have logged over 11,000 hours and have served over 22,500 people. Atlanta Mar),- Lou Austin, Executive Director of USO of Geocgia, was followed by a televi- sion crew from Cable News Network for an entire day on August 15. Thai: was when U50 set up a station at Fort Gillem where soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, were bivouacked en route to Jacksonville, Flor- ida, and eventually to Saudi Arabia. "I was on the radio at 7:00AM, and at 7:30 1 re- ceived a call from Mead Packaging Corpo- ration, saying they wanted to help. Now it's 11:00, and I have a thousand dollar check from them in my hands," said Austin. "Community response has been incredible ... people waiting at the gates to say goo- dbye to the men... Coca Cola has donated over 3,000 drinks, Krispy Kreme has been sending fresh donuts, the whole commu- nity is really concerned." USOs around the world are mobilizing to handle the situ- ation in the Middle East. Jacksonville, North Carolina On Irate 17, the U$O sponsored a show durhzg Marine Bivouac at Verona lnfmltmj Training Ba~e Camp. Over 650 troops attended that .4~'ow which consisted o.f a local group of Hazt'a iian dancers. The Jacksonville USO Ceutcr puts on shows ez.em.! three weeks, l~ic- tm'cd above: group participation in the dance: some of the spectators. Great Lakes On July 16, the USO of Illinois dedicated their brand new USO facility at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. The 7,500 square foot facility offers pool, a kitchen, ping pong, a librat3,, a 52-inch screen televi- sion, and a family area to the 25,000 service personnel who occupy Great Lakes, the largest military installation in Illinois. "Our first facility is targeted to recruits on the training post. This, our second, is available to a much broader audience," said Execu- tive Director Ralph Eldridge. Thanks to the efforts of the Navv command at Great Lakes, who negotiated with USO of Illinois to acquire the space, U50 will now be able 8 to assume some of the MWR activities that face possible reduction due to projected budget constraints. Metropolitan New York The USO of Metropolitan New York hon- ored Mary G. Roebling at its annual Dia- mond Affair luncheon at the Plaza Hotel on May 10. Roebling is Chairman Emeritus of the National State Bank of Elizabeth, New Jersey and the Woman's Bank of Denver, and was the first woman to serve as presi- dent and board chairman of a major Ameri- can bank. "I do not know of a single organi- zation that has done more effective work for its constituency than USO. More, I know of no non-military organization that has done more for national defense than USO," said Mrs. Roebling upon her accep- tance. "And the USO knocks itself silly not just trying to help, but helping." Mrs. Roe- bling's great patriotism and friendship with servicemen and women the world over is evident through her participation in many governmental agencies and task forces. She will add USO's "Woman of the Year" Award to her already prestigious collection which includes the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the Department of the Army; the Presi- dent's Medal from the Association of the U.S. Army; and the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Marine Corps League. Norfolk The USO of Hampton Roads held its first major fundraiser~a "Stroll Down Memory Lane"--on March 3, 1990, at Fort Eustis, drawing more than 500 civic, municipal, business, and military leaders. USO of Hampton Roads Council President and Vice President, Public Relations for New- port News Shipbuilding, RADM Jack Gar- row, USN (Ret.), introduced the guests, who included Commander of the U.S. At- lantic Fleet Adm. Powell Carter; head of the Atlantic Pleet's Submarine Force VAdm Roger Bacon; and manyothers. 5oldiers of the 7th Transportation Group and the 8th Transportation Brigade at Port Eustis trans- formed the recreation center's skating rink into a cantina, with a stage at one end and band and dance floor at the other end. En- tertainment was provided by Art Royer's "Stage Door Canteen" and the Navy's At- lantic Fleet Band. South Texas The USO of South Texas held its annual 1990 galas'Around And Out of This TI 11260826
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SHOWING THE SPIRIT -, -x SHOWING THE SPIRIT World With USO'--on March 14 at the Corpus Christi Town Club. Special guests Apollo 17 Astronaut Run E. Evans and RAdm and Mrs. Jimmie Taylor led the guests in honoring Mrs. Maxine Flournoy for her 14 years service on the boards of both US. of South Texas and World US.. During WWII, Mrs. F[ourney was a mem- ber of the experimental Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), opening the sky trail for future generations of women. In 1946 she married Lucien Flournoy of Alice, Texas. She returned to flying in the late 60s in the six passenger Beechcraft Baron and the ten-passenger Beechcraft King Air. Days after the very successful event, Execu- tive Director Mary Smothers King received some very, sad news: Run Evans had passed away from a sudden a heart attack. His at- tendance at the gala was his last public ap- pearance. US, 5outh Texas is dedicating its study room for student pilots in his honor. Astronaut Run Evans signing a llom~;: sailor~ gala program. St. Louis Since its inception in 1981, the James S. McDonnell US. has been a pacesetter in the area of volunteer development. The largest US. Airport Center also has the largest US" volunteer force. Executive Director Lynn D. Morrissey, Director of Volunteer Services Jean-Marie Albert and Assistant Director Barbara J. KJttrel have started an innovative program for volunteer recruit- ment, orientation, motivation, and recogni- tion. Their training resources include an orientation manual and detailed, 200-page volunteer manual designed to be a compre- hensive guide for understanding the US. mission and volunteer identity. A volun- teer receptionist training workshop in- cludes sessions and demonstrations on communications, telephone etiquette, re- ception desk forms, and emergency proce- dures. A highlight is the videotape From Curt to Courteous," produced by internation- ally-known "telephone doctor" Nancy Friedman, who travels nationally showing corporate America how their phone calls should be handled. Te]ephcme "doctor" programs on customer service and tele- phone skills, now a regular part of James S. McDonnell US. volunteer training, are showing excellent results. Washington. D. C. US. of Metropolitan Washington held its 1990 Annual Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carleton in Pentagon City on July 17th. Honorees at the event were Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin L. Powel], who received the Service Award; PO2 Irene M. Wallingford, USCG, who re- ceived the C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteerism in the local community; and Rep. Les Aspin, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who received the Congressional Award. Special tribute was also paid to Dwight David Eisenhower on the celebration of the centennial of his birth. Proceeds from the awards dinner-- Metro USO's biggest annual fundraiser-- make possible the programs offered to the 300,000 men, women, and children that comprise the Washington, D.C. active duty military community. These programs in- clude emergency housing; employment services job fairs; mobile van support se~,- ices; newcomers orientation and tours; safe-t-first car seat program; special holiday programs including holiday hotel, Holi- daylink, and world's longest valentine; and youth enrichment programs. Gen. Colin Powell accepts the I990 USO .~ [etro Service A ward ~rom USO I~rhI Presu&nt Ch~u.mm~ Co.~ and Ios~,h Garrctt. Board .(Directors. at thc Met~ [ISO gala. IPhoto b!~ H, tro/,I C. Schrama:, Overseas ISRAEL March saw five ships docked in the lsrae] Shipyard: the USS ]wo Jima; USS El Paso; USS Saginaw: USS Trenton; and USS Port- ]and. A total of 7,000 marines and sailors kept Haifa US. Director Gilla Gerzon and her staff and volunteers on the go. Many of the visitors traveled to the Sea of Galilea. 9 Jerusa],em, Massada, Golan Heights. and to local kibbutzim. Volunteers frora Netanva and Haifa prepared home-cooked meals, right down to the to chicken soup. for 1,t00 crew memb~s of the Iwo Jima and the El Paso. ITALY~ Rome On April 24, Dr. Vito Di Cesare, President of the Italian government's provincial agency for Roman tourism, presented a Medal of Honor to the Rome US. for serv- ice to the American military and their fami- lies through enrichment of their knowledge of Rome's rich cultural history. Di Cesare also cited the USO's contribution towards peace through its offering of hospitality to all NAT.countries. Raisa Gorbachev was also presented a special award which was accepted by the Russian Ambassador to Italy, Nikolai Lunkov. The US. Council of Rome presented a "Gala Evening of Elegance" at Villa Tav- erna, the residence of American Ambassa- dor to Italy and Mrs. Peter Secchia. The lovely garden was decorated with replicas of Roman ruins furnished by Dr. Di Cesare. Six restaurants served samples of some of Rome's traditional cuisine. Wine, spu- mante, and mineral water were donated by Giovanni Speranza, District Sales Manager of Seagram Italia. Gaff Caillouet, Director of the Rome US., and her staff assembled more than 500 people who came to support the Rome US., which has existed since 1944. After dinner, guests strolled down Via Margutta (Roman street famous for its art shops) located in another section of the garden to admire the sculpture and paint- ings of local artists. Music was provided by the Sixth Fleet Combo Band. Finally, guests got a delightful surprise when 10ca] celeb- rities and American stars Charlton Heston and John Savage paid a visit. Amb=z~sador Peter 5eccida =rod actor Charlton Hcston at d~" R.o~w Gabs. Ti112608z/
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Fersian Gul~ Crisis (continued from page 1) to a speci~ person. For Army, Air Force, and Marines, write to: A~'~~~~ ~;A~ N~-Y~k ~ ~. For Nax~" a~ Mad~s ~ ~rd ships in the ~udi Re,on, write ~o: Any S~ficemembe~ O~rafion Dese~ Shield; FPO New Yo~ ~866-~6. 90~NU.~IBERS--Bycallingl-900-820-2USO, peoplecanleavetaped messages to be delivered to the troops while making a contribu- tion to USO. Because USO receives no federal funds and will provide these services at no cost to the troops, it must develop innovative fun- draising programs. USO has established a Gulf CrisisFund to spe- cifically address its intentions for that area. Four rna~or U-q. corporafion~ have cocae forward, donating 5500,000 each to the L'SO Gulf Crisis Fund: American Interns- ticma] Group, Anheuser-Busch, TheCoca-Cola Compan); and AT&T. Eachofthe four corporatiov.s hasalonghistoD-ofsupportingUSO programs. "Theresponse from corporateA mericahasbeen amazingand rapid. Without their immediate support, we would not be able to follow through on what we plan to doin theMiddle East," said Cox. USO will draw on the 52 million chest to provide services at USO fleet centersat ports in the East Mediterranean, Red Sea. North Arabian Sea, and Persian Gulf; USO troop centers on the ground in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey; and to produce celebrity en- tertainment tours on board ships and at land bases throughout the region. Mr. Cox (continued from page 1) on the board provided me a first hand view of the important serv- ice USO provides in the field. Additionally, I spent six years during the early '80s in various positions at the Department c~f Defense, all concerned with the well- being and quality of our service personnel. These included Assis- tant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and Assistant SeCretary of Defense for Force Management and Person- nel. Those experiences, combined with my career in the private sector as a business lavcyer and director of various non-profit entities, have given me an understanding of USO's role in our modern democratic society and the larger international community. I have a strong regard for USO's unique place in focusing civilian and military resources on one important goal -- the improvement of the morale and well. being of those men and women (and their families) who sacrifice so much for the freedoms we all enioy in this great nation. Certainly, many challenges lie ahead for USO in today's new international environment. These changes will cause American military force reductions at home and abroad. In turn, the force restructuring will cause demographic changes in the make-up of our armed forces. However, 1 am excited and confident that USO will sh~ its emphasis and make the necessary adjustments in the kinds of services we offer to meet the changing needs of the military, just as we have in the past. Over the next several months I will be drawing on the creativity, energy and management of the headquarters staff, our council members and directors in the field, and our hundreds of volunteers. Their skill, expertise, and understanding of local situations will en- hance the quality and quantity of our sen-ice deliver)'. At the last meeting of the USO World Board of Governors, General Rogers announced the formation of a new strategic planning com- mittee which will involve experienced leaders on our board and sen- ior officials in the Military Departments. I am confident that these leaders will provide us with a good road map for the future. This road map will address the following goals which I have proposed for the USO in the next five years: "By 1995, USO should double its service to our militaD" person- nel and their families. "USO should revitalize its public image to reflect aveD" posi- tive, contemporary USO, caring for and sharing with America's sons and daughters who are serving their country. "Ever)" military commander overseas should consider the USO to be an integral part of morale and welfare resources. " Finally, USO should receive sufficient revenue from its mar- keting and business resources to be able to represent to its contribu- tors that I t~ of every dollar contributed will go exclusively toward service delivery. I'm sure you agree that these are high hopes, but if we work together and pool all of our available resources, I think the)' are realistic and attainable. Achieving our goals will require a great deal of dedication and hard work, but it will also be fulfilling. Following the August 2 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent U.S. troop deployment to Saudi Arabia, USO has al- ready mobilized. We have begun assisting with troop and supply movement and se~ng up support groups for wives and children of those being sent to the area. I have offered our complete support for the men and women in the Middle East, to President Bush, Defense Secretary Cheney, and General Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Central Command. USO is prepared to extend its services to help alle- viate the anxiety and tension inherent in a combat-ready situ- ation. Temporary USO centers, telephone calling centers, and celebrity entertainment shows are among the support services that can be arranged. I appreciate the outpouring of well wishes and words of kindness received in my first months with USO. I look forward to continuing USO's 50-year tradition of providing sen'ice to service people. Miss USA / USO ( continued from page 5) been under tremendous stress for the past few months. The women were selected for the tour by USO Pro- ducer lona Sherman during auditions held the week prior to the "Miss USA Pageant", which aired March 2. MISS LISA, (formerly Miss Michigan) Carole Gist, went on to be first runner-up in the MISS UNIVERSE pageant two months later. "The MISS USA/USO tour is a unique addition to our tour schedule. It offers many of the service members the opportunity to talk with women from their home state," said Sherman. "To those serving our countLv in the far corners of the world, the 'girl next door' brings a gift greater than talent: she brings a little bit of home." Even a typhoon couldn't keep the troupe from enter- taining the troops. They were flying from Yokohama to Kadena Air Base on Okinawa when they were diverted to lwakuni for a 20-hour layover due to massive winds from an approaching b'phoon. 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