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May 6, 2013 at 1:30pm

USO Northwest Shali Center named best at TellUSO Awards

USO Northwest winners: Bill Baker, Sea-Tac Center manager; Samantha Lingad, Mobile Center manager; Donald Leingang, executive director; Jo Anne Hume, director of development; Malcolm McLellan, board chairman. Courtesy Photo

The USO has many missions these days. As the wars die down, the organization has amped up its support for the wounded and their families. It has provided thousands and thousands of free phone calls for the troops in Afghanistan. It has even issued public service announcements aimed at bridging the gap between the military and civilian communities. That said, arguably the USO's main mission, since its inception in 1941, is to lift the spirits of troops and their families.

Sometimes, the USO lifts its own spirits, as in the case when the organization awarded its own at the inaugural TellUSO Awards ceremony Wednesday, May 1 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

Local Servicemembers looking for a spirit boost need only to drop by the USO Northwest's Shali Center located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Shali Center grabbed the Top Center honor in the Military Installation category at the TellUSO Awards.

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December 3, 2009 at 12:26pm

Support the USO's Food Drive

The McChord USO and Seatac USO in partnership with McChord Force Support will be collecting non-perishable food items for our military families for the December Holidays.  The deadline for collecting the items for the December Holidays will be Friday, December 11th

The food boxes will be placed in both the Seatac USO Center, McChord USO and various McChord Services Buildings starting December 2,2009 until December 11, 2009.

The following items are being requested:

Dry Stuffing

Canned Vegetable

Gravy

Canned Cranberry Sauce

Instant Potatoes

Canned Yams

Canned Olives

They will then be distributing the items to military families through the Family Readiness Groups, Key Spouses and 1SGs.

For any questions, contact Tracye Kakely, McChord USO Manager at 253-589-8772 or e-mail:  Tracye@usopsa.org

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