USO hosts 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Family and Caregivers Conference

Two-Day Event for Wounded Warriors and their Caregivers in the Fort Bragg area

USO hosts 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Family and Caregivers Conference

Two-Day Event for Wounded Warriors and their Caregivers in the Fort Bragg area

WHAT:                       Wounded Warrior Family and Caregivers Conference is a two-day event focusing on the issues facing our nation’s wounded warriors and their caregivers (i.e., a spouse, significant other, mom or dad). The event will cover topics such as post-traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, parenting and children’s grief, and suicide prevention. The conference is free and open to caregivers and wounded warriors from Fort Bragg’s Warrior Transition Unit and Camp Lejeune’s Wounded Warrior Regiment.

WHEN:                       Wednesday-Thursday September 14th-15th

            Caregiver’s Conference- 9/14/11 9:00am – 2:30pm

            Wounded Warriors Conference- 9/15/11 8:30am – 12:30pm

WHO:                        400+ Caregivers, Wounded Warriors, and featured presenters:

Sloan Gibson, USO President and CEO

John Pray, USO Senior Vice President Entertainment and Programs

Dr. Kim Norman, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California

Kim Rucco, Manager of Suicide Outreach & Education Programs, TAPS

Trevor Romain, the Trevor Romain Foundation

Game On Entertainment

WHERE:                     Caregiver’s Conference (9/14/11): Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center Fayetteville, NC

                                    Wounded Warriors Conference (9/15/11): Bragg Club, Fort Bragg, NC

                  MORE:                       About the USO

The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners: American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.

RSVP                          Media attending the first day of the conference will need to RSVP to Andrea Sok, USO Communications, by 9/9/11 at 5PM EST to be granted base access.

CONTACTS:              Andrea Sok, USO Communications at 703-579-0858 or asok@uso.org

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About the USO

The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide.  We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors.  In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners: American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381).  To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.

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Millions of times each year at thousands of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.

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