February 3, 2013 , Washington, D.C. -

WHAT:
As part of its partnership with the USO and the launch of “Operation SAFE Return,” the Jeep® brand will host a Day of Service at the new USO Warrior & Family Center at Fort Belvoir (Virginia). Jeep brand employees from across the country will volunteer a day of services.

Former U.S. Marine and celebrity chef John Besh will provide the meal for the celebration.

WHERE:
USO Warrior and Family Center 
5940 Belvoir Road 
(9th Street and Belvoir Rd) 
Fort Belvoir, VA
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6-9 p.m.

WHO:
  • Former US Marine and Celebrity Chef John Besh and special guests
  • Jeep® brand executives
  • USO representatives
  • Troops and families by request

WHY: The USO and Jeep, both founded in 1941, share a common history and DNA in supporting our military men and women. The USO has a long-standing history of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. The USO also provides critical support to those who need it most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

NOTE TO MEDIA: PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE; troops and families by request. Media must RSVP by 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2013, for gate clearance. Media need to arrive by 5 p.m. at the Tulley Gate for escort on Wed., Feb 6.

MEDIA RSVP: 
Cheryl Overton
Relevent for Jeep® Brand
917.373.3514(m)
cheryl@Relevent.net

Gayle Fishel
USO, Director of Media Relations
703.908.6433(o); 202.669-5856(m)
gfishel@uso.org